Update: Please note that the Law Society of South Africa is currently assessing the situation regarding the pandemic and will provide an update on the annual general meeting as soon as possible.

The Law Society of South Africa’s annual conference has been postponed to July 2020. The exact dates will be confirmed. The conference will focus on one of the key challenges for the legal profession; Renewal of the profession, access, diversity and sustainability.

The conference will be preceded by the annual general meeting (AGM) on the Thursday from 15h00 to 17h00 at the same venue as the conference. The AGM is open to all practitioners. Seats are limited for the AGM and booking is essential.

We have invited Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng as well as the Justice Minister, Ronald Lamola, to give the profession guidance on how we as practitioners, can work around these challenges and can co-operate with their offices.

The rest of the day will be devoted to discussions on the sustainability and governance of the profession. There will also be a panel discussion on what members can expect from their professional association, focusing on what members expect from the LSSA.

On the Saturday, there will be a stakeholders’ discussion where representatives of the Legal Practice Council, the LSSA and the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund will discuss what has been done since the implementation of the Legal Practice Act (LPA) and the challenges ahead. Since the LPA does not make provision for an annual meeting of members, this is a rare opportunity for practitioners to raise questions with representatives of these organisations.

Other sessions will focus on diversity and transformation looking at whether the objective of transformation was achieved and the failures. The legal practitioners of tomorrow will also be discussed, focusing on fees and related matters.

Registration for the conference is free. Please register here.
There will be a gala dinner on the Friday evening from 7pm. Registration for the dinner is R250.

Please make sure to also let us know if you will be attending the gala dinner and the AGM by ticking the relevant box on the online registration.

Book your seat today!

View the draft programme here
Register online here