June 2022

The significant and increasing cyber threat posed to law firms

By Rosanna Hayes The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) hosted a crucial webinar for legal practitioners on ‘The significant and increasing cyber threat posed to law firms’ on 26 […]

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Hope is slowly being restored as black women lead the courts

The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) held its National General Meeting (NGM) on 21 May 2022 in Kimberley, under the theme ‘45 years later: Walking in the footsteps of Ms Desiree […]

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SADC LA reaffirms its commitment to promote harmonisation of laws and mobility of legal practitioners

The Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association (SADC LA) held its 21st Annual Conference and General Meeting (ACGM), in Johannesburg South Africa (SA), in March 2022 under the theme ‘Equipping […]

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Justice Department budget allocation to accelerate work impacted by the pandemic

Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Ronald Lamola, virtually presented the Budget Vote for the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DOJCD) 2022/23 on 17 May 2022. Mr Lamola pointed […]

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Comment on community service for legal practitioners

Section 29 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) provides for the rendering of community service by candidate legal practitioners and practising legal practitioners. The Law Society of […]

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Letters to the editor – June 2022

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 […]

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People and Practices – June 2022

Compiled by Shireen Mahomed Obituary: Legal practitioner and founder of Cox Yeats, Graham Cox, passed away on Friday, 6 May 2022, several days before his 90th birthday in Durban. He […]

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The rule of law in Africa

The below report has been compiled using the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2021. For this Africa Day, the Law Society of South Africa thought it would […]

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Are you over promising and under delivering?

One of the triggers of a breakdown in the relationship between a legal practitioner and a client is when the client, justifiably or not, realises that the outcome that they […]

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The rights of the non-parent

The position of the ‘non-parent’ is increasingly becoming more relevant in our day and age. ‘Non-parents’ are described as those individuals who play a role of caretaker in the lives […]

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