LSSA News

Last chance to register to participate in the National Wills Week from 17 to 21 September 2012

By Barbara Whittle Although registrations to participate in this year’s National Wills Week closed in June, last minute registrations can be submitted before mid-July by registering on the Wills Week […]

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LSSA Task Team interrogates Legal Practice Bill and plans to meet with advocates on way forward

By Barbara Whittle The publication of the long-awaited Legal Practice Bill was announced by Justice Minister Jeff Radebe during his budget vote address in mid-May and was published that same […]

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Deadlines to note: Business rescue and practice management training

By Barbara Whittle The deadline to register for the second intake for the Unisa/Legal Education and Development (LEAD) Business Rescue course starting in July is 29 June 2012. Further information […]

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LSSA publishes e-mail guidelines to assist practitioners to void and manage the risks of electronic communication

By Barbara Whittle Often e-mails or the documents attached to e-mails will, by the nature of the work done by attorneys, be confidential and, in certain circumstances, it is important […]

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LSSA launches empowerment and young legal practitioners’ initiatives

By Barbara Whittle Earlier this year the LSSA launched two initiatives, one aimed at empowering small law firms and the other creating a forum for young lawyers to air their […]

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LSSA and Competition Commission agree to continue engagement process

By Barbara Whittle At a meeting in April 2012 the Competition Commission and council members of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) agreed and committed themselves – as far […]

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Attorneys tackle corruption

By Barbara Whittle As part of an international anti-corruption strategy for the legal profession, attorneys attended workshops in Johannesburg and Durban where international and local speakers analysed the international anti-corruption framework, […]

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LSSA Immigration and Refugee Committee meets with SAQA

By Barbara Whittle In February, members of the LSSA’s Immigration and Refugee Law Committee met representatives from the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) to discuss – training as part of […]

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Practice management training: Exemption and extension

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa and its training division, Legal Education and Development (LEAD), have been approached with queries from attorneys wishing to apply for extensions […]

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Profession raises its voice against State Information Bill

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys throughout the country recently made their voices heard at public hearings on the Protection of State Information Bill (B6 of 2010). The hearings were held by […]

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