Archive 2012

Discovery of electronic documents and attorneys’ obligations

By Joe van Dorsten ‘Over 93% of all documents are initially created and stored in an electronic format and over 30% of those documents are never printed.’* The object of […]

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Social Networking for attorneys

By Kathleen Kriel, Nomfundo Manyathi and Mapula Sedutla The use of social media has become very popular over the past few years and legal practitioners are not excluded from the […]

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A communication shift: Be prepared rather than left behind

By Kathleen Kriel, Nomfundo Manyathi and Mapula Sedutla The rise of social media platforms over the past few years has significantly changed the way people communicate with each other. And, […]

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December deadline for 2013 practice management training intake

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys who have recently been issued with their first Fidelity Fund certificate and who need to complete their mandatory practice management obligations before the end of 2013 […]

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High-profile lawyers to deliver addresses at Commonwealth Law Conference

By Barbara Whittle United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr Navi Pillay, and Kenyan Chief Justice Willy Mutunga have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at the Commonwealth Law Conference […]

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Attorneys invited to coach students in third national schools moot competition

By Barbara Whittle Attorneys are invited to assist a school team to prepare for and participate in the third national schools moot competition. During the 2010/2011 competition 60 attorneys assisted […]

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LSSA appears before parliamentary committee on Traditional Courts Bill

By Barbara Whittle The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) was one of a number of stakeholders invited by the Select Committee on Security and Constitutional Development to make oral […]

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2012 Lex Informatica Cyber Law Conference

By Nomfundo Manyathi Pretoria law firm Snail Attorneys at Law held its annual Lex Informatica Cyber Law Conference in Johannesburg in October. Some of the topics discussed at the event […]

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President Zuma addresses Johannesburg Attorneys Association at its 70th AGM

By Kim Hawkey President Jacob Zuma was one of the guest speakers at the 70th annual general meeting of the Johannesburg Attorneys Association (JAA), which took place in Johannesburg in September. […]

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Calls for scrapping of Traditional Courts Bill continue

By Nomfundo Manyathi During public hearings on the Traditional Courts Bill (B1 of 2012) (the Bill) in September, legal bodies, non-governmental organisations, gender groups and unions voiced their opinions on […]

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