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LSSA Annual Conference: A Blueprint for our Future Profession

The LSSA Annual Conference will be held at the Century City Conference Centre in Cape Town on 23 and 24 March 2018 under the theme 'A Blueprint for the Future of our Profession'.

The first day of the programme will focus on a new representative professional body for attorneys to come into operation when the four provincial law societies fall away with the coming into operation of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 in October this year. Issues to be workshopped in commissions include:

  • Membership and governance.
  • What must your professional body do for you?
  • Sustainability: Can we afford a professional body for attorneys?

Read the guest editorial by Co-Chairpersons Walid Brown and David Bekker in the December issue of De Rebus introducing this discussion.

Information sessions on the second day - Saturday, 24 March, will  focus on the client-centric environment envisaged in the LPA:
Clients and fees: How section 35 of the Legal Practice Act envisages changing the way you deal with and charge your clients. Transparent disciplinary processes: Fidelity Fund inspections; opne disciplinary hearings; publication of outcomes, the role of the Legal Services Ombud.

A special session for young lawyers will look at the new world of work through the eyes of the Millennial legal practitioner: A new work-life outlook; the new workplace for digital natives, socialising on social media, work-life balance and social consciousness challenges for young lawyers

to view the programme.

to register online. Registration closed.

Registration is free of charge, but travel and accommodation are for the delegate's own costs.
View hotels in the Century City precinct here.


Please note that Cape Town is experiencing a serious water shortage due to insufficient rainfall and fast declining dam levels. Level 6B water restrictions have been in effect from 1 February 2018. We urge you to THINK WATER and ensure that, while you are in Cape Town, you reduce your daily use down to 50 litres or less
to avoid Day Zero.   Read more here.


For more information e-mail LSSA@LSSA.org.za or call (012) 366 8800
Contact persons:
Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele
Phyllis Mphasha
Fiona Kedijang
Barbara Whittle


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