LSSA News

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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Fairbridges and C De Cerff & Associates confirm skills initiative as part of LSSA Synergy Link

By Barbara Whittle After fruitful exploratory meetings, the initial primary areas of cooperation on which the link partners will be concentrating will be commercial conveyancing, as well as marketing and […]

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LSSA submissions on court-annexed mediation: Qualifications, standards and mediator levels

By Barbara Whittle In his budget speech last month, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha, announced that the date for the implementation of the court-annexed mediation rules had […]

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Other LSSA briefs:

By Barbara Whittle Contingency fees In the light of all the recent judgment relating to the Contingency Fees Act 66 of 1997, the LSSA Contingency Fees Committee are drafting proposals […]

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LSSA election observation report finds elections free and fair; makes recommendations for improvements

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) submitted its election observation mission report to the Electoral Commission (IEC) at the end of May 2014.  Generally, based on […]

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Roodt Inc forms Synergy Link with K Tootla Attorneys

By Barbara Whittle Roodt Inc of Johannesburg is participating in the Law Society of South Africa’s Synergy Link initiative, by linking with K Tootla Attorneys. By linking with K Tootla […]

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