LSSA News

The new face and voice of the legal profession – the LSSA Young Lawyers forum – gains momentum

By Barbara Whittle Meetings for young lawyers interested in participating in the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Young Lawyers forum will be held in main cities throughout the country […]

Read more

LSSA Synergy Link welcomes commitment of ‘transferring’ firms to the profession’s empowerment initiative

By Barbara Whittle Several attorneys’ firms have responded to the call from the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) to join its empowerment initiative – the LSSA Synergy Link. At […]

Read more

LSSA resource documents

By Barbara Whittle The following resource documents are available on the LSSA website at www.LSSA.org.za: An Introduction to Cloud Computing: Legal Implications for South African Law Firms (May 2012). Management […]

Read more

Last chance to register to participate in the National Wills Week from 17 to 21 September 2012

By Barbara Whittle Although registrations to participate in this year’s National Wills Week closed in June, last minute registrations can be submitted before mid-July by registering on the Wills Week […]

Read more

LSSA Task Team interrogates Legal Practice Bill and plans to meet with advocates on way forward

By Barbara Whittle The publication of the long-awaited Legal Practice Bill was announced by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe during his budget vote address in mid-May and was published that same […]

Read more

Deadlines to note: Business rescue and practice management training

By Barbara Whittle The deadline to register for the second intake for the Unisa/Legal Education and Development (LEAD) Business Rescue course starting in July is 29 June 2012. Further information […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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 […]

Read more

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, […]

Read more