LSSA News

Attorneys Development Fund: Revised application criteria for business support loans

By Anthony Pillay The board of the Attorneys Development Fund (ADF) has adopted revised application criteria in order to streamline the process for those attorneys’ firms in need of business […]

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LSSA welcomes appointment of Taswell Papier as administrator of the EAAB and extension of tenure of Dr Navi Pillay as UNHCHR

By Barbara Whittle In August, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) welcomed the appointment of Cape Town attorney Taswell Papier as administrator of the Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB) […]

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LSSA speaks out on Marikana tragedy

By Barbara Whittle In August the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) expressed grave concern at the use of live ammunition against workers involved in the strike at Lonmin Mines […]

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Legal Practice Bill update

By Barbara Whittle The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Constitutional Development granted an extension to the deadline for written comments on the Legal Practice Bill (LPB) past the original date […]

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Practice management training: Exemptions and extensions

By Nic Swart and Praveen Sham The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Legal Education and Development (LEAD) division offers a six-month practice management training course for admitted attorneys. This […]

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LSSA tells parliament the RAF (Transitional Provisions) Bill perpetuates discrimination against certain persons

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) was invited to make oral submissions to the Portfolio Committee on Transport on the Road Accident Fund (Transitional Provisions) Bill […]

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LSSA and GCB seek extension in hope of making uniform submissions on Legal Practice Bill

By Barbara Whittle At a meeting in Johannesburg on 7 July 2012, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Manco and the executive of the General Council of the Bar […]

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LSSA labels planning profession rules unconstitutional, anti-competitive and against public interest

By Barbara Whittle In responding to a notice issued by the South African Council for Planners for comments on the revised rules and regulations for the planning profession under s […]

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CLA President and Secretary-General join Local Organising Committee to plan CLC2013

By Barbara Whittle Nigerian lawyer Boma Ozobia, President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA), and Claire Martin, CLA Secretary-General, joined the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Commonwealth Law Conference […]

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LSSA Synergy Link empowerment and mentorship initiative launched

By Barbara Whittle Webber Wentzel links to Malefo Attorneys in pilot link The Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) Synergy Link initiative was officially launched in June this year when […]

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