LSSA News

LSSA concerned that RAF is short changing accident victims

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) issued a press release in December 2016 noting, ‘with considerable concern’ the unwarranted attacks by the Road Accident Fund (RAF) on […]

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Erratum – Omission in names of LSSA former Council members

The names of some of the former Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Council members, who have since retired from Council, were omitted from the list of names published in […]

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LEAD launches pilot workshop on writing for the media and law journals

By Barbara Whittle There is a growing need for attorneys to make valuable input to and address current issues in practice, and to contribute information to the public through the […]

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LEAD launches course for women lawyers in leadership

By Barbara Whittle ‘The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) strongly supports the view that more women should take up leadership positions in the legal profession,’ says LSSA Chief Executive […]

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Tshepo Shabangu to represent LSSA at IBA

By Barbara Whittle Pretoria attorney Tshepo Shabangu will represent the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) on the council of the International Bar Association (IBA). Ms Shabangu is a partner […]

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LSSA calls for representation for attorneys and advocates on new Legal Aid South Africa Board

By Barbara Whittle Earlier this year, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) made comments on the Legal Aid Bill and the Attorneys Amendment Bill. Both Bills were debated by […]

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LSSA raises grave concern about scurrilous attacks on Public Protector and Judge Masipa

By Barbara Whittle In September, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) raised its serious concern about the unwarranted, scurrilous and personal attacks on the Public protector, advocate Thuli Madonsela, […]

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The attorneys’ profession in numbers

By Barbara Whittle There are currently some 22 400 practising attorneys and 5 600 candidate attorneys. Of the attorneys, 64% are white and 36% black (including African, coloured and Indian); […]

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LSSA property law committee meets with Chief Master of the High Court

By Barbara Whittle Hussan Goga, Chairperson of the Property Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa and Lester Basson, Chief Master of the High Court at a meeting […]

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Sri Lanka lawyers visit LSSA

By Barbara Whittle A round-table discussion was held in Pretoria in June 2014 between the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and a group of Sri Lankan lawyers. The LSSA […]

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