LSSA News

Attorneys urged to serve as small claims court commissioners

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is concerned at the shortage of commissioners in the small claims courts around the country. Attorneys are, therefore, urged to […]

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LSSA condemns unscrupulous garnishee practices

By Barbara Whittle Last month the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) echoed the concern expressed by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan in his budget speech at the end of February […]

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SADC LA President visits SA

By Barbara Whittle The President of the SADC Lawyers’ Association (SADC LA), Kondwa Sakala-Chibiya from Zambia, visited the SADC LA offices in Pretoria in January to meet with SADC LA […]

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Law deans and legal profession to discuss refinement of LLB

By Barbara Whittle After a meeting in January 2013, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), the General Council of the Bar (GCB) and the South African Law Deans Association […]

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Legal Practice Bill has started its parliamentary journey

By Barbara Whittle On 31 January the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development announced that it would be holding public hearings on the Legal Practice Bill on 19 and […]

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December deadline for 2013 practice management training intake

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys who have recently been issued with their first Fidelity Fund certificate and who need to complete their mandatory practice management obligations before the end of 2013 […]

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High-profile lawyers to deliver addresses at Commonwealth Law Conference

By Barbara Whittle United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr Navi Pillay, and Kenyan Chief Justice Willy Mutunga have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at the Commonwealth Law Conference […]

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Attorneys invited to coach students in third national schools moot competition

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys are invited to assist a school team to prepare for and participate in the third national schools moot competition. During the 2010/2011 competition 60 attorneys assisted […]

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LSSA appears before parliamentary committee on Traditional Courts Bill

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) was one of a number of stakeholders invited by the Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development to make oral […]

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LSSA says Traditional Courts Bill infringes on constitutional rights

By Barbara Whittle In its comments to parliament on the Traditional Courts Bill (B1 of 2012) last month, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) focused on highlighting areas where […]

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