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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
  • LATEST

    CODE OF CONDUCT FOR FUTURE PROFESSION

    The Code of Conduct for legal practitioners was gazetted on 10 February. The code is not in force yet, but will apply to all legal practitioners, candidate legal practitioners and juristic entities when the Legal Practice Act comes into operation (envisaged to be in 2018) Read more.

  • NEWS

    UPDATING YOUR INFORMATION WITH FIC

    Attorneys’ firms that were registered with the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) on the previous system need to update their details on the new system, called goAML. New firms also need to register on the system, since attorneys are accountable institutions in terms of FICA. Read more. 

  • SEMINARS

    SHARPEN YOUR SKILLS

    Upcoming LEAD seminars: Evictions and Landlord-Tenant Disputes - simplifying the eviction process; general landlord-tenant dispute resolution - and Demystifying the Myth of Pension Law - Understand pension law terminology, types of pension funds and where pension law is encountered in daily legal practice.

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. Read more.  The Code of Conduct was gazetted on 10 February 2017. The January 2017 meeting of the National Forum was postponed to 6 May 2017 in order for it to finalise some of the issues which the different stakeholders are grappling with. These include practical vocational training as well as the election of Legal Practice Council councillors and provincial councils' councillors.

CANDIDATE ATTORNEYS: REGISTRATION OF ARTICLES OF CLERKSHIP

New candidate attorneys must ensure that their contracts of articles of clerkship are registered with the relevant statutory provincial law society. Click here for more information and relevant contact details.

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.

  • BEWARE OF SCAM LETTERS/PAYMENTS CITING LSSA

    The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is aware that criminals have been circulating letters requesting payments from attorneys and other firms, which appear to be on LSSA letterheads. This claim is supported by other fraudulent documents. Members of the public and attorneys are advised to always contact the LSSA (or any other firm/person) to validate any letter requesting payment of any kind. Enquiries regarding suspicious correspondence can be directed to LSSA@LSSA.org.za
     
  • YOUR LABOUR LAW RIGHTS - PROTECT YOURSELF!

    This brochure is aimed at answering the most common questions about the rights which employees have in the workplace and to offer some practical and legal tips when employees are dismissed.  Read more.