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  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • COMMITTED TO BUILDING A BETTER LEGAL PROFESSION FOR ALL
  • PRESS RELEASE

    LSSA WELCOMES RELEASE OF STATE OF CAPTURE REPORT

    The LSSA welcomes the release of the State of Capture report and that the Chief Justice is to name a judge to lead a judicial commission of inquiry.   Read more.

  • NEWS

    2017 PROFESSIONAL EXAMINATION DATES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED

    The dates for the two sessions of the Admission, Conveyancing and Notarial Examinations for 2017 have been published. Candidates must register with the relevant provincial law society to sit the exams.  The syllabus for the Admission Exam is available. Read more

  • NEWS

    LSSA OPPOSING PROXI SMART APPLICATION

    The LSSA is opposing an application to the High Court: Gauteng Division by Proxi Smart (Pty) Limited for the latter to render certain conveyancing-related services which are presently performed by conveyancers. Read more.

FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS


LATEST ON THE LEGAL PRACTICE ACT

The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) met for the seventh time on 26 November 2016. It approved a Code of Conduct for Legal Practitioners and principle positions on elections. Also, the NF is making progress in negotiations for the transfer of staff and assets from the provincial law societies to the Legal Practice Council.  Read more
 

LSSA LEXISNEXIS 2016 REVIEW OF THE ATTORNEYS' PROFESSION

The LSSA and LexisNexis joined forces to survey the attorneys' profession on current demographics, practice developments, briefing patterns and current and future trends. Read more and download the survey results.

A NEW HOME FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS

From 1 February 2018 the legal profession in South Africa will be regulated in terms of the Legal Practice Act through the Legal Practice Council as the compulsory statutory, regulatory body for all legal practitioners. This necessitates the formation of a broad-based professional interest association – a new home for all legal practitioners. Read more.

FOR THE PUBLIC

  • GET LEGAL ASSISTANCE

    Legal Aid South Africa and attorneys in private practice provide pro bono (free) legal services to qualifying members of the public. Alternatively the attorneys’ profession offers a First Free Interview Scheme. Read more and get contact information

  • COMPLAINTS ABOUT ATTORNEYS

    Attorneys are registered with the provincial law societies where they are based. Complaints must be lodged with the relevant law society. Check whether an attorney is in good standing, has a Fidelity Fund certificate, get contact information for complaints and read about your rights and responsibilities as the client of an attorney. Read more.

  • GETTING MARRIED? CONSIDER THE LEGAL ASPECTS

    Whether you are already married or if you intend getting married soon, it is important to know that the Matrimonial Property Act has a direct effect on your assets. It is, therefore, important that you consider it carefully. Read more.
     
  • BUYING OR SELLING A HOUSE?

    Buying a house is probably the biggest and most important investment you will ever make. Also, should you be planning to sell your house, do not lose the money earned by your investment by not knowing about the basic legal aspects involved. Read more.