LSSA News

Boqwana and Barnard elected to lead attorneys’ profession through initial transition to new legal dispensation

By Barbara Whittle Port Elizabeth attorney Max Boqwana and Somerset West attorney Ettienne Barnard were elected as Co-Chairpersons of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) at the annual general […]

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LSSA to launch election observer team to observe the national elections

By Barbara Whittle Some 500 attorneys and candidate attorneys have made themselves available as volunteer observers for the national elections on 7 May. The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) […]

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Legal Practice Bill passed and awaiting Presidential assent

By Barbara Whittle The Legal Practice Bill was passed by the National Assembly on 12 March 2014 and was sent to the office of the State Legal Adviser for final […]

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SAJEI training course for aspirant judges to be presented in June 2014

By Barbara Whittle The South African Judicial Training Institute (SAJEI) is presenting a Basic Aspirant Judges Training Course in Johannesburg from 30 June to 3 July 2014. The closing date […]

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Legal Practice Bill update

By Barbara Whittle Provincial public hearings on the Legal Practice Bill, 2012 will be scheduled by the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in mid-February 2014. At the time of this […]

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LSSA commits to supporting Office of the Chief Justice and national court enhancement initiatives

By Barbara Whittle Late in November 2013, the LSSA’s Management Committee (Manco) members met with Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and representatives of the Office of the Chief Justice in Johannesburg. […]

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Updated LSSA POPI guidelines for attorneys’ firms available

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys, by the nature of their practices, typically process vast amounts of personal information. Along with their professional duties of client confidentiality and the more limited, but […]

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Profession discusses problems with refugees’ and immigrants’ banking accounts with stakeholders

By Barbara Whittle In September 2013 members of the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Immigration and Refugee Law Committee met with representatives of the South African Banking Association, the […]

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LSSA and RAF agree to cooperate in fighting corruption in the RAF claims process

By Barbara Whittle At a high-level meeting in Centurion in September 2013, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the Road Accident Fund (RAF) committed to maintaining mutually beneficial […]

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The ‘Trustline’ campaign: Promoting trust and ethics in our profession

By Barbara Whittle The Council of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and the Board of Control of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF) recently launched the Trustline campaign for […]

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