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LSSA e-newsletter: This electronic newsletter contains updates on developments in the profession, LSSA activities and comments on legislation, as well as snap surveys on practitioners’ training and development requirements. Feedback from these snap surveys allows the LSSA to plan and implement initiatives tailored to the needs of practitioners.
Target recipients: Although this newsletter is primarily aimed at attorneys and candidate attorneys, it is also available to other practitioners and law students to keep up to date with developments in the profession.
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Legalbrief LSSA Weekly: This weekly electronic newsletter is a joint initiative between the LSSA and Juta Law. Every Friday practising attorneys and candidate attorneys receive a consolidation of the week’s main news stories, new legislation, key documents and noteworthy judgments in their e-mail inbox free of charge.
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LEAD training mailers: These electronic notifications from the LSSA’s Legal Education and Development division, LEAD, provide information and registration forms for all the upcoming LEAD seminars, workshops, courses and e-LEADer online training programmes.
Target recipients: Although LEAD training initiatives are aimed primarily at attorneys and candidate attorneys, they are also open to others.
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11 November 2019 Chief Master’s Directive 4 of 2019 regarding suffixes in Mortis Causa (Testamentary) Trusts: Implementation date 15 November 2019
28 October 2019 RAF notice: Request to plaintiff attorneys to add separator pages to claim documents
18 October 2019 RAF notice: Critical RAF payment information and planned payment execution in anticipation of the December holiday period.
29 April 2019 LSSA Newsletter: April 2019 (2)
3 April 2019 LSSA Newsletter: April 2019
2 April 2019 LSSA Advisory: LPC Code of Conduct effective from 29 March 2019
1 March 2019 LSSA Advisory: Theft of moneys from the Attorneys Development Fund
21 February 2019 LSSA Newsletter: February 2019
13 February 2019 LSSA Advisory: Nomination period to nominate practitioners to the Provincial Councils of the Legal Practice Council extended to 15 February 2019
31 January 2019 LSSA Advisory: Call to nominate practitioners to the Provincial Councils of the Legal Practice Council: Nomination deadline – 8 February 2019
17 January 2019 LSSA Newsletter: January 2019
10 January 2019
LSSA Advisory: North West conveyancers invited to Electronic Deeds Registration System Project: Change in venue from Mahikeng to Rustenburg for 15 January 2019
19 December 2018 LSSA Newsletter: December 2018
5 December 2018 LSSA Advisory:Conveyancers invited to Electronic Deeds Registration System Project engagement with Chief Registrar of Deeds: Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Kimberley and Mahikeng
29 November 2018 LSSA Advisory: ILFA Flagship Secondment Programme – Application deadline: 12 December 2018
28 November 2018 LSSA Advisory: Conveyancers invited to Electronic Deeds Registration System Project engagement with Chief Registrar of Deeds: Midrand venue; Bloemfontein time change; and sessions in Pietermaritzburg, Mthatha and King William’s Town
22 November 2018 LSSA Advisory: Conveyancers invited to Electronic Deeds Registration System project engagement with Chief Registrar of Deeds
15 November 2018 LSSA Newsletter: November 2018
31 October 2018 LSSA Advisory: Implementation of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014
22 October 2018 LSSA Advisory: LSSA invites candidates to indicate their interest in position of NDPP
28 September 2018 LSSA Newsletter: September 2018
25 September 2018 LSSA Advisory: Voting for the Legal Practice Council: Voting period extended to 3 October 2018; voting at polling stations or by mail, Docex or courier
19 September 2018 LSSA Advisory: LSSA calls for comments on its draft new constitution – Advisory 2
10 September 2018 LSSA Advisory: LSSA calls for comments on its draft new constitution
29 August 2018 LSSA Advisory: Delay in transfer duty receipts
18 July 2018 LSSA Newsletter: July 2018
18 July 2018 LSSA Advisory: Cybercrime: Business email compromises
4 July 2018 LSSA Advisory: Rules Board calls for comment on new fees Ito S35(1) of the Legal Practice Act
27 June 2018 LSSA Advisory: Registration closing soon for National Wills Week
13 June 2018 LSSA Advisory: Registration now open  for National Wills Week 2018
28 February 2018 LSSA Advisory: IBA Developing Bar Programme Scholarship for young lawyers to attend the IBA Annual Conference in Rome 7 to 12 October 2018
22 February 2018 LSSA Newsletter 22 February 2018
6 February 2018 LSSA Legal Practice Act Advisory: National Forum calls for comments on Rules for legal practitioners by 5 March 2018
14 December 2017 LSSA Advisory: SAJEI invites applications for Aspirant Judges Programme
11 December 2017 LSSA Advisory: Apply  for accreditation and enrolment on the Panel of Court-Annexed Mediators in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Limpopo and North-West
23 November 2017 LSSA Newsletter 23 November 2017
26 October 2017 LSSA Legal Practice Act Advisory: National Forum submits its first recommendations to the Minister
10 October 2017 LSSA Newsletter: 10 October 2017
28 August 2017 LSSA Newsletter: August 2017
10 August 2017 LSSA shocked and saddened at passing of CEO, Nic Swart
24 July 2017 LSSA Newsletter: July 2017
3 July 2017 LSSA Legal Practice Act Advisory: Ninth plenary meeting of the National Forum on the Legal Profession
26 June 2017 LSSA Advisory: Payment of sheriffs’ accounts, ad hoc appointments and general court matters
14 June 2017 LSSA Newsletter: June 2017
22 May 2017 LSSA Advisory: Invitation to attorneys’ firms to align themselves with the Procurement Protocols for briefing and allocation of work in the legal profession
16 May 2017 LSSA Newsletter: May 2017
8 May 2017 LSSA Legal Practice Act Advisory: National Forum racing against time to meet deadlines for recommendations to Minister
23 March 2017 LSSA Newsletter: March 2017
30 November 2016 LSSA Advisory: Seventh plenary meeting of the National Forum on the Legal Profession
22 November 2016 LSSA Newsletter: November 2016
16 November 2016 LSSA Advisory: LSSA to oppose Proxi Smart proposed conveyancing-related business model
27 September 2016 LSSA Newsletter: September 2016
5 September 2016 LSSA Advisory: National Forum to propose separate voters’ rolls for first election of the Legal Practice Council
12 July 2016 LSSA Advisory: Thank you for registering for National Wills Week – 12 to 16 September 2016
13 June 2016 LSSA Advisory: Register to participate in National Wills Week – Registration deadline: 15 June 2016
25 April 2016 LSSA Advisory: Legal Practice Act: First recommendations emerge from National Forum deliberations
23 March 2016 LSSA Advisory: Apply to participate in the ILFA secondment placement programme by 4 April 2016
22 March 2016 LSSA advisory: LSSA to host Summit on Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession on 31 March 2016
29 February 2016 LSSA advisory: Rules for the Attorneys’ Profession come into operation on 1 March 2016
27 January 2016 LSSA advisory: National Forum on the Legal Profession meeting on 23 January 2016