Legal Practitioners

The LSSA aims to empower attorneys to provide excellent legal services to the community in an ethical, professional, considerate and competent manner.


Documents provided by the LSSA are for information only, and cannot be construed as legal advice.


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Brochure templates for attorneys

Public information brochures are made available by the LSSA to attorneys for use by their firms. The brochures are in MS Word format. A space is available for the firm to include its logo and contact details at the end of the brochure.

Professional Examinations

Candidates wishing to sit for all professional examinations must register with the Legal Practice Council before the deadline.

Candidate Attorneys

Practical Vocational Training Contracts (PVTC) for candidate attorneys and pupil advocates must be registered with the Legal Practice Council.


Bursaries for attorneys and candidate attorneys for further study.

Practice management toolkit

A compendium of practice management articles written by experts for De Rebus to support you in your practice.


Click here for information, guidelines and notices on information and communications technology.


A Conveyancing Task Team was established by the LSSA’s House of Constituents in 2019. The Task Team meets regularly.


The Legal Practice Council (LPC) is a national, statutory body established in terms of s 4 of the Legal Practice Act, 28 of 2014. The LPC and its Provincial Councils regulate the affairs of and exercise jurisdiction over all legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) and candidate legal practitioners.


The Law Society of South Africa has noticed an increase in cybercrime, be careful not to fall victim. Click here to learn how to safeguard your law firm.

Practice guidelines, advisories and guides

Documents provided by the LSSA are for information only, and cannot be construed as legal advice.


The FIC Act introduces a regulatory framework of measures requiring certain categories of business to take steps regarding client identification, record-keeping, reporting of information and internal compliance structures. The Act obliges all businesses to report to the FIC various suspicious and certain other transactions. The FIC uses this financial data and available data to develop financial intelligence, which it is able to make available to the competent authorities and supervisory bodies for follow-up investigations or administrative action.


The right of privacy is enshrined in the South African Constitution which expressly states that everyone has the right to privacy. PoPI is aimed at facilitating the protection of this important right.