The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) notes and welcomes the results of the first Legal Practice Council as announced by the National Forum. We congratulate the National Forum for successfully holding the first elections of the LPC and thank all legal Practitioners who took the time out to vote. 138 Legal practitioners were nominated for the LPC and the following candidates were successful:
We congratulate all the successful candidates who have been elected to serve on the LPC. We wish them all the best in their tenure and trust that collectively they will be able to ensure that they enhance the transformation and independence of the profession and achieve the objectives of the LPC as set out in the Legal Practice Act no. 28 of 2014.
NADEL however notes with concern that only 23% of the profession voted. We call upon the members of the Legal Profession to vote in their numbers during the elections for the Provincial Council.
ISSUED ON BEHALF OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEMOCRATIC LAWYERS (NADEL), SOUTH AFRICA,