Editorial

Ethics: A code to navigate the tensions of modern practice

The recent synergy between the profession and the law deans regarding the vital importance of inculcating ethics into future legal practitioners is a welcome one. In fact, some law academics […]

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The Legal Practice Bill: What will change for attorneys?

To many attorneys, the Legal Practice Bill – which at the time of writing was still awaiting assent by the President – has been the subject of political and academic […]

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Public vs attorneys and law societies

Mapula Thebe – Editor In the past few months the legal profession and the way it functions has been in the spotlight and under scrutiny with extensive coverage on mainstream […]

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Effectiveness of attorneys = IT literacy

Mapula Thebe – Editor One of the most interesting sessions held during the Law Society of South Africa’s (LSSA’s) annual general meeting (AGM) was the panel discussion on developments and trends […]

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Common law contingency fee agreements matter resolved

Mapula Thebe – Editor The much contested issue of common law contingency fee agreements was resolved by the recent Constitutional Court (CC) judgment in De la Guerre v Ronald Bobroff […]

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Legal Practice Bill process underway

By Mapula Sedutla – acting editor It was announced that the final day for Bills to be passed is 14 March before Parliament rises for elections on 7 May. By […]

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2014 year of the morally ethical lawyer

By Mapula Sedutla – acting editor The beginning of a year signals the time when most people make personal resolutions or goals they would like to achieve for the year. […]

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Lost in Transformation

This is an abridged version of a paper delivered by Johannesburg attorney Mohamed Husain at the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation 2013 annual conference in October 2013, titled Lost in transformation? Reviewing […]

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A crucial transition

By Mapula Sedutla –  acting editor As 2013 draws to an end most legal practitioners will be questioning if, in fact, the Legal Practice Bill will be enacted before the […]

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So … have things really changed for women in the profession?

By Mapula Sedutla –  acting editor The admission supplements that accom­pany De Rebus twice a year record the names of many women completing articles and being admitted to practise as […]

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