This creates a single national statutory body.
As a result the provincial law societies and Law Society of South Africa will fall away.
The professional association will not only focus on representing the interests of practitioners and be the voice of practitioners, but also position and promote the legal profession as the Rule of Law champion and protector and promoter of constitutional rights.
A Task Team of the LSSA council has drafted a working paper. This paper was adopted by the LSSA council on 29 September 2016. View it here.
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|Objects of the Legal Practice Council||Role of the representative body (Guiding principles)|
|Facilitate transformation and restructuring||Ensuring independence of the legal profession|
|Ensure fees are reasonable and enhance access to justice||Recognising the status, dignity, value and role of legal practitioners in creating a just society (advocacy)|
|Promote and protect public interest||Ensuring independence of the legal profession|
|Regulate legal practitioners and candidate legal practitioners||
Promoting high standards of practice
|Preserve and uphold the independence of the legal profession||Promoting a culture of professional development|
|Enhance and maintain integrity and status of the profession||Committing to a code of ethics|
|Determine, enhance, maintain standards and ethics||Respecting transformational imperatives|
|Promote legal education and CPD standards||Promoting and protecting constitutional values|
|Promote access to legal profession and RSA demographics||Strengthening regional and international engagement|
|Ensure access to and sustaining of law graduates||Responding dynamically to change|
|Advance Rule of Law/administration of justice/Constitution||
Ensuring best practice in governance.
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