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LSSA 2019 Annual Conference Programme

The war against corruption –  Can the legal profession reasonably contribute to restoring confidence in the Rule of Law?

The Maslow, Time Square, Pretoria (view here)


Friday, 29 March 2019

08:00    Registration opens   Refreshments

09:00   Welcome
Welcome by the Co-Chairpersons, Mvuzo Notyesi and Ettienne Barnard

9:15 Presentation by Co-Chairpersons, Law Society of South Africa: Overview of key achievements -  Facing the challenges going forward.
View the presentation here.
Downlaod the Annual Report for March 2018 to March 2019 here.

10:00   Refreshment break

10:30  Keynote address: Adv Shamila Batohi, National Director of Public Prosecutions.
View the address by Adv Batohi here.

11:00  A professional membership association: What do members really want?
Facilitated by Noxolo Maduba-Silevu
Brian Kagoro, Founder and Executive Director of UHAI Africa Group ,a Pan-African  Governance, Leadership and Development consulting firm with operations in Johannesburg and Harare.
View the presentation by Brian Kagoro here.
12:30     Lunch

14:00     Q&A on the Legal Practice Council and the Legal Practice Act
Facilitated by Mabaeng Denise Lenyai
Remarks by Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery
Panel: Lutendo Sigogo (Legal Practice Council), Motlatsi Molefe (Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund), Walid Brown (LSSA) and Max Boqwana (LSSA)
Click here to view the Legal Practice Act section on our webiste.

15:00     Refreshment break

15:30     Getting to grips with the new dispensation

Interactive session on Section 35 of the Legal Practice Act (costs).
Facilitated by Nkosana Mvundlela. Panel: Asif Essa, Ettienne Barnard and Adv Mawande Mazibuko
Click here to view the papers from the Access to Justice, Legal Costs and Other Interventions held on 31 October to 2 November 2018, hosted by the South African Law Reform Commission.

Saturday, 30 March 2019

08:00     Registration and refreshments

09:00     #Our young lawyers
Facilitated by Nolitha Jali, presented by Nkhensani Manyike
Launch of the Young Lawyers Survey results and key takeaways.
View the presenation by Nkhensani Manyike here.
View the summary of the report
Download the report on the results of the Young Lawyers survey undertaken by the LSSA in November 2018

Conveyancing examinations and access to the profession
Intercative discussion with panel: Pumla Mncwango, Kuki Seegobin and Anton Theron

Community service and pro bono - Presented by Seehaam Samaai
View the Nadel report 'Pro Bono and Community Service' here.

10:30     Refreshment break

11:00     Addressing risk in your practice
Facilitated by Mfana Gwala

13:00     Closure by new LSSA President and lunch

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