The LSSA Annual Conference 2019 is being held 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?
Since the appointment of Adv Shamila Batohi as National Director of Public Prosecutions, many practitioners have asked how they can support her office in the war against corruption. Adv Batohi is the opening speaker at our conference,
The first day of the programme, Friday, 29 March 2019, will consider what attorneys can reasonably do to restore confidence in the Rule of Law. It will also provide an opportunity for practitioners to engage with the Legal Practice Council (LPC), the LSSA and the Legal Practitioners' Fidelity Fund (LPFF) on the Legal Practice Act through an interactive Q&A panel discussion introduced by Deputy Minister John Jeffery. Since the Legal Practice Act does not make provision for an AGM of members, this is one of the few opportunities for practitioners to raise their concerns with representatives of the LPC, LSSA and the LPFF.
Later in the day, a panel will look at issues of concern for practitioners, including getting to grips with the new dispensation - Section 35 of the Legal Practice Act (costs).
On Saturday, 30 March the results of the LSSA's Young Lawyer Survey will be presented. A Task Team will be constituted to chart way forward.
There will also be discussions on challenges relating to the conveyancing examination and how this impacts on access to the profession; as well as the release of a report on community service/pro bono in the profession.
A second session will consider how to address risk in your practice:
For more information e-mail LSSA@LSSA.org.za or call (012) 366 8800