Practice Management

Does your practice have an effective risk management plan?

By Ann Bertelsmann No matter how large or how small any business is, it is essential to have a risk management plan in place. In this regard, attorneys’ practices are […]

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Applying for a Fidelity Fund Certificate

By the financial forensic unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Section 41 of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979 requires a practitioner to be in possession of a Fidelity Fund […]

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Trust account risk and risk to the practice’s business

By Jannie Dannhauser Whenever I do an audit on an attorney’s trust account, I am reminded of the uniqueness of the accounting and systems related to attorney trust accounts. As […]

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Are you in touch with reality …?

By the financial forensic unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Aspirant business people can be overwhelmed by the thought of running their own business and they sometimes disconsider realities of […]

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Why do start-up law firms fail?

By Moroke Phajane Start-up law firms fail as a result of various factors. In 2013, The Mail and Guardian‘s Thought Leader reported that 78 attorneys nationally were struck from the […]

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Are you only a secretary/administration clerk/candidate attorney/paralegal?

By Ann Bertelsmann Who should read this risk/practice management article? Practitioners who delegate or rely on assistants should first read it and then prescribe it as compulsory reading for staff. […]

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Does cyber risk impact the practitioners’ environments?

By the financial forensic unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund With the evolving use of technology, and the evolving need for use of technology, all players in all industries find […]

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What trouble are other lawyers getting into?

Do you know what your own colleagues and employees are doing? By Ann Bertelsmann There may well be some sense of schadenfreude – that is, if you yield to the […]

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In contravention of legislation … ?

By the financial forensic unit of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund Section 78(2A) of the Attorneys Act 53 of 1979 and s 86(4) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 […]

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Technology: A necessary tool

By the prosecutions and the financial forensic units of the Attorneys Fidelity Fund In today’s world, technology is changing so fast that attorneys can never catch up and from a […]

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