LSSA News

LSSA expresses serious concern at reports of irregularities relating to prescribed direct claims by road accident victims

Compiled by Barbara Whittle On 1 October  the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) issued a press release noting its serious concern with media reports relating to the Road Accident […]

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2016 Fidelity Fund certificates to be submitted online

The new 2016 Attorneys Fidelity Fund Certificate Application Form was gazetted on 30 September in GN R898 GG39239/30-9-2015. To assist practitioners, the new application form has been automated and applications will […]

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LSSA meets Brazilian and Chinese delegations as part of its BRICS Legal Forum agenda

Compiled by Barbara Whittle At the end of 2014 then LSSA Co-chairperson, Max Boqwana, represented the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at the first BRICS Legal Forum in Brasilia, […]

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LSSA Council finalises position paper on the powers and functions of Public Protector’s Office

Compiled by Barbara Whittle In February this year the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) held a colloquium on the powers and functions of the Office of the Public Protector […]

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Attorneys’ profession pays tribute to Justice Thembile Skweyiya

Compiled by Barbara Whittle Expressing the condolences of the attorneys’ profession to the family and friends of retired Constitutional Court Justice, Thembile Skweyiya, who passed away on 1 September, Law […]

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LSSA to co-host 6th Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Legal Forum

By Ricardo Wyngaard The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) was invited to a joint meeting with the Chinese Law Society and the National Prosecution Authority (NPA) on 17 August. The […]

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Assessment revolutionised at the School for Legal Practice

Compiled by Barbara Whittle All students who attend the ten centres of the School for Legal Practice are subjected to the same, national assessment. The School for Legal Practice has […]

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National Forum starts shaping the new dispensation

Compiled by Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) – established in terms of ch 10 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 will meet for the […]

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Ugandan delegation visit

Compiled by Barbara Whittle A delegation of Ugandan members of parliament visited the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA) Legal Education and Development division (LEAD) in July on a study […]

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From pilot project to more than just a legal education institution

The LSSA’s School for Legal Practice celebrates a quarter century of training candidate practitioners Compiled by Barbara Whittle and Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele In 1988 the Council of the then Association of […]

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