Apply for your Fidelity Fund certificate before the end of the year. Find links, contact numbers; view the guidelines for online applications; application form; FAQs and read additional resource: The clock is ticking… time to start applying for FFCs. Read more here.
The Portfolio Committee on Transport has invited interested persons and stakeholders to submit written comments on the Road Accident Benefit Scheme (RABS) Bill [B17 – 2017] by Thursday, 30 November 2017. Read more here.
The Attorneys Admission Examination will be held on 6 and 7 February 2018 and again on 14 and 15 August 2018. The Conveyanicng Examination will be on 9 May or 5 September 2018, and the Notarial Examnation on 20 June and 10 October 2018. Read more here.
The Justice Portfolio Committee adopted the Legal Practice Amendment Bill on 1 November 2017 and it has been passed byt he National Assembly on 14 November 2017. Read more here.
The National Forum held its tenth plenary meeting on 14 October 2017. It finalised its recommendations to the Justice Minister, but will request an extension for the rules as some of them relate to practical vocational training (PVT). The recommendations were handed to the Minister on 26 October 2017. Read more here.
The LSSA's Practice Management Toolkit features a compendium of practice management articles written by experts for De Rebus to support you in your practice.
Latest addition: Do all the services you provide fall within the ambit of the conduct of the profession? Access here.
Whether you have a claim or a defence against another person, our Small Clams Court information brochure will provide you with a simple guide
on how to utilise the Small Claims Court effectively. Available in English, isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sesotho and Sepedi. Read more here.
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
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.