LSSA News

Law Society of South Africa in transition

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) is on a three-year trajectory to realign its functions to those of a membership-based professional association. The LSSA’s constitution was […]

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Join us – LSSA conference and AGM

By Barbara Whittle Join us – LSSA conference and AGM: The Maslow Time Square, Pretoria 29 and 30 March The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) will be holding its […]

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Apply to be on the LSSA’s arbitrator/expert panel

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) would like to update its panel of legal practitioner arbitrators, mediators and experts, which is used as its primary source […]

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LSSA guides and guidelines: We need your assistance

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) requests the assistance of legal practitioners to draft new and/or update existing guidelines currently in its ‘Resources for attorneys’ section […]

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LSSA adopts amended constitution; remains to serve attorneys

By Barbara Whittle On 29 October, before the dissolution of the four statutory provincial law societies, the Council of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) adopted the first amendment […]

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Legal Practice Council takes office

By Barbara Whittle The Legal Practice Council (LPC) took over the regulation of legal practitioners (attorneys and advocates) on 1 November. The four former statutory provincial law societies are now […]

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LSSA sets up whistle-blower channels for examination leaks

By Barbara Whittle Following the leak of the August Attorneys Admission Examination papers, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) appointed an independent law firm to investigate the leaks. An […]

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LSSA calls on practitioners to support the Legal Practice Council

By Barbara Whittle On 8 October, at a press conference in Pretoria, the National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) announced the results of the first election for council members […]

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LSSA will continue after implementation of Legal Practice Act

By Barbara Whittle With the imminent implementation of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014, expected to come into operation on 31 October, the four statutory provincial law societies held […]

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LSSA welcomes transparent panel process for appointment of NDPP

By Barbara Whittle In October, the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) commended President Cyril Ramaphosa for setting up a panel of independent legal organisations to identify a suitable, fit […]

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