LSSA News

Erratum – Omission in names of LSSA former Council members

The names of some of the former Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) Council members, who have since retired from Council, were omitted from the list of names published in […]

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LSSA speaks out against withdrawal from ICC; welcomes withdrawal of charges against Finance Minister and release of State of Capture report

Compiled by Barbara Whittle At the end of October and early in November 2016, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) spoke out publically against the government’s decision to withdraw […]

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LSSA recognises service to the profession by former council members

Compiled by Barbara Whittle The council of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) resolved earlier this year to present certificates to council members who had served on council and […]

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Profession adds its voice to concerns over SABC Board

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) issued a press release early last month adding its voice to the calls for an investigation into the fitness of the […]

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Attorneys’ profession offer mediation services in education crisis

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele At its meeting on 29 September the Council of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) expressed serious concern at the developments at tertiary institutions. It resolved to […]

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LSSA Briefing Pattern Action Group forges links with Justice Department, judiciary and SASSETA

By Barbara Whittle Justice Department Director General, Vusi Madonsela, attended a meeting of the Briefing Patterns Action Group, coordinated by the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), at the end […]

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National Forum to propose separate voters’ rolls for attorneys and advocates for first Legal Practice Council elections

By Barbara Whittle The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) held its sixth plenary meeting on 3 September. At the meeting, the NF continued to grapple with the rules […]

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Thuli Madonsela recipient of LSSA Truth and Justice Award

  By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has awarded outgoing Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela, with its inaugural Truth and Justice Award. The award was presented to […]

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Bar Association of Sri Lanka learn about the legal infrastructure in South Africa

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The American Bar Association’s Rule of Law Initiative (ABA ROLI) conducted a study tour to South Africa (SA) for several key leaders from the Bar Association of […]

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Financial transactions on investment of trust funds on behalf of clients

By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele The profession approached the Financial Services Board (FSB) for guidance on whether financial transactions by attorneys involving the investment of trust funds are subject to the Financial […]

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