PALU conference to take place in July

June 1st, 2017
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By Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele

The Pan African Lawyers Union will host its annual conference and triennial general assembly at the Elangeni and Maharani Hotel in Durban from 5 to 8 July. The Law Society of South Africa will co-host the conference.

The conference will discuss matters relevant to the practice of law, as well as economic, political and social development of the continent.

There will be three parallel streams at the conference, namely:

  • Business law, which will discuss the most pertinent issues in corporate and commercial law on the continent.
  • Legal practice, which will analyse the growing opportunities in the legal field for African lawyers and foreign lawyers practising in Africa.
  • Public interest and development law, which will discuss emerging strategies for protecting lawyers, journalists and human rights defenders, as well as recent developments and opportunities for the rule of law on the continent.

For more information and to register to attend the conference, see http://lawyersofafrica.wixsite.com/palu2017

Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele, Communications Officer, Law Society of South Africa, nomfundom@lssa.org.za

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2017 (June) DR 18.