LSSA News

Attorneys’ profession offer mediation services in education crisis

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele At its meeting on 29 September the Council of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) expressed serious concern at the developments at tertiary institutions. It resolved to […]

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LSSA Briefing Pattern Action Group forges links with Justice Department, judiciary and SASSETA

By Barbara Whittle Justice Department Director General, Vusi Madonsela, attended a meeting of the Briefing Patterns Action Group, coordinated by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), at the end […]

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National Forum to propose separate voters’ rolls for attorneys and advocates for first Legal Practice Council elections

By Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) held its sixth plenary meeting on 3 September. At the meeting, the NF continued to grapple with the rules […]

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Thuli Madonsela recipient of LSSA Truth and Justice Award

  By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has awarded outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, with its inaugural Truth and Justice Award. The award was presented to […]

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Bar Association of Sri Lanka learn about the legal infrastructure in South Africa

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) conducted a study tour to South Africa (SA) for several key leaders from the Bar Association of […]

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Financial transactions on investment of trust funds on behalf of clients

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The profession approached the Financial Services Board (FSB) for guidance on whether financial transactions by attorneys involving the investment of trust funds are subject to the Financial […]

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LSSA submission on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has made submission on the Courts of Law Amendment Bill, B8-2016. It says that it supports the underlying objective of […]

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LSSA observer report on the Local Government election 2016

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) observed over 400 voting stations on 3 August. All LSSA observers were admitted attorneys and were trained by electoral law experts. […]

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Briefing Pattern Task Team drafting briefing protocol for the profession

Compiled by Barbara Whittle A Briefing Pattern Task Team, chaired by Johannesburg attorney and former Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Co-chairperson, Busani Mabunda, is drafting a briefing protocol for […]

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LSSA fields election observer team

Compiled by Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) fielded a team of over 300 attorney election observers at the local government elections on 3 August 2016. The […]

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