Briefing Patterns in the Legal Profession
Transformation of the legal profession, particularly with regard to briefing patterns, has become a topical and contentious issue in South Africa.
In an attempt to address this, the Law Society of South Africa will be hosting a summit towards the end of March 2016 on the distribution of work to attorneys and briefing patterns of advocates.
The summit is designed to take us through past and present discriminatory practices that are experienced by legal practitioners when it comes to distribution of work and briefing.
The focus of the summit will be on finding solutions and devising a monitoring mechanism that will ensure that the identified solutions are implemented.
Organisations that are representative of the legal profession, consumers of legal services and various other stakeholders are invited to make written submissions to the CEO of the Law Society of South Africa by Friday, 26 February 2016.
Submissions should be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Law Society of South Africa brings together the Black Lawyers Association, the Cape Law Society, the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, the Law Society of the Free State, the Law Society of the Northern Provinces and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers in representing the attorneys’ profession in South Africa.
Law Society of South Africa • 304 Brooks Street Menlo Park Pretoria • Tel: (012) 366 8800 • www.lssa.org.za