Issues

LPA changes: The new normal

2018 was an eventful year, the enactment of more sections of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) that will change the landscape of the legal profession for years […]

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Letters to the editor – December 2018

PO Box 36626, Menlo Park 0102 Docex 82, Pretoria E-mail: derebus@derebus.org.za Fax: (012) 362 0969 Letters are not published under noms de plume. However, letters from practising attorneys who make their identities […]

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The legal profession should tackle the issue of high legal fees

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Law Society of the Northern Provinces (LSNP) held its last annual general meeting (AGM) on 29 September in Johannesburg. Keynote speaker Deputy Judge President of the […]

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Young legal practitioners want to have roles in legal structures

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The Cape Law Society (CLS) held its last annual general meeting (AGM) in Cape Town in October. National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) member and attorney at […]

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Women’s contribution to the legal profession is appreciated

By Kgomotso Ramotsho The South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) Mpumalanga branch hosted a dinner in Mbombela to celebrate female legal practitioners who passed their Board Examinations and who have […]

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The importance of pro bono work during the freedom struggle

By Kgomotso Ramotsho   ProBono.Org in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Foundation hosted a dialogue on 11 October in Johannesburg. The dialogue was hosted to mark the centenary of the […]

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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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Is the secondary role of the NCA preventing a South African financial crisis?

By Munozovepi Gwata In 2008 the world was shocked by what was considered by many, as the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The 2008 economic crisis was detrimental […]

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