Editorial

Where on the profession’s agenda – if at all – are the strategies to deal with challenges faced by female lawyers?

Society in general and the legal profession in particular, are not lacking in strong female role models. Recently, however, serious concern has been raised by the Law Society of South […]

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The devil in the data

The phrase ‘lies, damn lies and statistics’ has often been used to bolster weak arguments. I make this disclaimer upfront for readers who may have this reaction when scanning the […]

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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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