International placements by the Law Society of South Africa
The LSSA places South African practitioners in the following programmes as part of its empowerment initiatives:
ILFA Flagship Programme (Placements in London, Paris and Dubai)
The ILFA Flagship Programme facilitates interchange opportunities for African lawyers to take part in a three-month secondment programme in law offices of international law firms and corporations based in London, Paris, and Dubai. Additionally, the programme provides an academic enrichment series that incorporates training modules on various topics relevant to the African legal sector. Finally, the ILFA lawyers undergo intense seminars at the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Universities
The deadline for applications was 4 April 2016. Further information.
China-Africa Young Legal Professionals Exchange Program
The China Law Society, through the SADC Lawyers Association, invited the LSSA to nominate a young practising attorney to attend the ‘First Training under the auspices of the China-Africa Legal Forum’. The LSSA participated through its affiliation with the SADC Lawyers Association.
Commercial Law Programme
Since 2002, the Law Society of South Africa and Irish Rule of Law International have partnered to provide a commercial training programme, reaching over 400 South African lawyers. The programme has been especially significant for lawyers from historically disadvantaged communities. Key to the programme are placements that are offered to participants, which enable them to gain experience in commercial law practices.
The Law Society of South Africa is a member of and/or plays an active role in the following organisations:
SADC Lawyers Association (SADCLA)