LSSA News

LSSA publishes e-mail guidelines to assist practitioners to void and manage the risks of electronic communication

By Barbara Whittle Often e-mails or the documents attached to e-mails will, by the nature of the work done by attorneys, be confidential and, in certain circumstances, it is important […]

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LSSA launches empowerment and young legal practitioners’ initiatives

By Barbara Whittle Earlier this year the LSSA launched two initiatives, one aimed at empowering small law firms and the other creating a forum for young lawyers to air their […]

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LSSA and Competition Commission agree to continue engagement process

By Barbara Whittle At a meeting in April 2012 the Competition Commission and council members of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) agreed and committed themselves – as far […]

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Attorneys tackle corruption

By Barbara Whittle As part of an international anti-corruption strategy for the legal profession, attorneys attended workshops in Johannesburg and Durban where international and local speakers analysed the international anti-corruption framework, […]

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LSSA Immigration and Refugee Committee meets with SAQA

By Barbara Whittle In February, members of the LSSA’s Immigration and Refugee Law Committee met representatives from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to discuss – training as part of […]

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Practice management training: Exemption and extension

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa and its training division, Legal Education and Development (LEAD), have been approached with queries from attorneys wishing to apply for extensions […]

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Profession raises its voice against State Information Bill

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys throughout the country recently made their voices heard at public hearings on the Protection of State Information Bill (B6 of 2010). The hearings were held by […]

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Attorneys’ firms committed to skills transfer and mentorship in the profession

By Barbara Whittle Earlier this year, Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) co-chairpersons Nano Matlala and Praveen Sham met with a group of Johannesburg and Pretoria firms that had committed […]

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All the information you need – in your e-mail inbox free from the LSSA

By Barbara Whittle In January this year, the LSSA was delighted to announce the launch of Legalbrief LSSA Weekly – a joint initiative between the LSSA and Juta Law. Every […]

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LSSA highlights inconsistencies in Draft National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Amendment Bill

By Barbara Whittle Published in November 2011, the Bill is aimed, among other things, at clarifying coastal public property and the ownership of structures erected on and in coastal public […]

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