Judicial skills training project aimed to equip attorneys with skills required of a judicial officer

October 1st, 2017

By Kgomotso Ramotsho

The National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) in partnership with the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA), Legal Education and Development division, launched its Judicial Skills Training Project on 23 of July in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

In a statement released, NADEL said the training was an intensive five day programme, which was facilitated by members of the judiciary. NADEL added that training is set to be presented in Gauteng, from 1 to 6 October.

NADEL noted that the project was part of its long term vision of transformation and access to the legal profession, which also included the judiciary. The organisation pointed out that the legal profession needed to be transformed in order for it to reflect the diversity of the South African society to enable it to adequately respond to the needs of society.

NADEL said the project is aimed at equipping attorneys, especially those from a previously disadvantaged background, with the skills required of a judicial officer. The statement added that NADEL and the LSSA understand that attorneys are valued potential candidates for appointment as judicial officers.

Kgomotso Ramotsho Cert Journ (Boston) Cert Photography (Vega) is the news reporter at De Rebus.

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2017 (Oct) DR 12.