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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

09:10 Opening remarks: Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo, Deputy Judge President of the South Gauteng High Court Division: Johannesburg

9:15 Presentation by Co-Chairpersons, Law Society of South Africa: Overview of key achievements -  Facing the challenges going forward.
Registered delegates will be e-mailed the Annual Report prior to the conference and encouraged to raise questions with and make recommendations to the Co-Chairpersons .

10:00   Refreshment break

10:30  Keynote address: Adv Shamila Batohi

11:00  A professional membership association: What do members really want? Donald Deya, Chief Executive Officer, Pan African Lawyers Union
Facilitated by Noxolo Maduba-Silevu
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

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. Young Lawyers Task Team to be announced. The way forward.

Conveyancing examinations and access to the profession
Panel: Pumla Mncwango, Kuki Seegobin and Anton Theron

Community service and pro bono - Presented by Seehaam Samaai

10:30     Refreshment break

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

  • Cybersecurity risks - Lucien Pierce, attorney, Johannesburg
  • The risk of not marketing - Zanele Bacela, marketing consultant, Johannesburg
  • Managing business risk - Thomas Harban, Legal Practitioners Insurance Indemnity Fund, Centurion

13:00     Closure by new LSSA President and lunch

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