The Future of Our Profession

March 1st, 2018


The Future of Our Profession

A professional association for attorneys, young lawyers and practical challenges in the Legal Practice Act

LSSA Annual Conference: 23 and 24 March 2018 Century City Convention Centre, Cape Town

The conference will debate and make recommendations for a new association for practitioners, its membership, core functions, support and other services to be rendered to members and its sustainability.

There will be an information session on s 35 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA), which sets out the manner for charging fees for legal services under the LPA dispensation, including the fact that non-compliance with s 35 will constitute unprofessional conduct. The session will go on to deal with the changes in the disciplinary processes under the LPA, which make these more client-centric, including lay representation, open hearings, Fidelity Fund inspections and the role of the new Legal Services Ombud.

Another session aimed at young lawyers will focus on ‘the Millennial legal practitioner’ as digital natives, their work-life balance and the social consciousness challenges facing young lawyers.

Full information is available on the LSSA website at under the tag ‘News Media and Events’ then ‘Latest events’.

This conference will also be presented in Gauteng later this year.

Nomfundo Manyathi-Jele, Communications Officer, Law Society of South Africa,

 This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (March) DR 18.