LSSA News

LSSA introduces seminar on attorneys adjusting to the changing legal services landscape

Compiled by Ros Elphick Many articles have been written, both nationally and internationally, about the changing legal landscape facing lawyers and their professions. The common theme throughout these articles is […]

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Join the LSSA attorney-to-attorneys mentoring programme

Compiled by Ros Elphick The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) recognises the important role one-on-one mentoring plays in underrepresented groups in the profession and its Legal Education and Development […]

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The transformation debate: LSSA to host summit on briefing patterns

Compiled by Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) announced last month that it, together with the Black Lawyers Association (BLA) and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers […]

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National Forum meets for third time to continue Legal Practice Act work

Compiled by Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) held its third meeting for the year in Centurion on 19 September. In terms of s 105(1) of […]

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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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