The LSSA held its Annual Conference 2019 at The Maslow, Time Square hotel in Pretoria under the theme 'The war against corruption – Can the legal profession contribute to restoring confidence in the Rule of Law?
Adv Shamila Batohi, the National Director of Public Prosecutions, was the keyonoe speaker,
The first day of the programme, Friday, 29 March 2019, considered what attorneys could reasonably do to restore confidence in the Rule of Law. There was an interactive Q&A panel discussion with representatives of the LSSA, the Legal Practice Council (LPC) and the Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund (LPFF) on the Legal Practice Act, introduced by Deputy Minister John Jeffery.
Later in the day, a panel discussed getting to grips with the new dispensation, especially ection 35 of the Legal Practice Act dealing with costs.
On Saturday, 30 March the results of the LSSA's Young Lawyer Survey were presented. A Task Team was constituted to chart way forward.
There was also a discussions on challenges relating to the conveyancing examination and how this impacts on access to the profession; as well as the release of the Nadel report on community service/pro bono in the profession.
A second session considered how to address risk in your practice:
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