LPC Notices

Notices from the Legal Practice Council

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2021

Directive/notice Date
Opening of trust accounts 21 September 2021
Invitation: Legal Practice Council Stakeholder engagement – Western Cape 21 September 2021
The Legal Practice Council National Elections voting results 21 September 2021

Amendment of r 2

Amendment of r 30.1

Amendment of r 30.4.4.2

Amendment of r 54.34

20 September 2021
Invitation: Legal Practice Council Stakeholder engagement – KwaZulu-Natal 13 September 2021
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality: Credit Control and Debit Collection Amendment By-law, 2021 13 September 2021
Notice in terms of s 95(4) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014: Amendment of r 22.1.4.2 13 September 2021
Service of court documents in Nebo 10 September 2021
Reminder: Available voting methods for the elections period for the LPC National Council 9 September 2021
Invitation: Legal Practice Council Stakeholder engagement – Gauteng 6 September 2021
The Legal Practice Council extends the dates for submission of trust account audit reports 29 August 2021
Naming of a practice in terms of clause 15.3 of the Code of Conduct 29 August 2021
Competency-based Exam registration not reopened 13 August 2021
Operations at the Musina Magistrate Court 12 August 2021
Postponement of the August 2021 Competency-based Examinations (for Candidate Attorneys) 4 August 2021
Legal Practice Council Elections 2021 nomination list 2 August 2021
Reminder: Legal Practice Council Elections 2021 guidelines for the nomination process 16 July 2021
Notice of the declaration of force majeure due to the current riots and insurrection in KwaZulu-Natal 16 July 2021
Invitation: LPC Stakeholder engagement – Mpumalanga 12 July 2021
Legal Practice Council Elections 2021 – guidelines for the nomination process 7 July 2021
Advisory to Legal Practitioners on POPIA 6 July 2021
Invitation LPC Stakeholder engagement – Limpopo 28 June 2021
Invitation LPC Stakeholder engagement – Eastern Cape 28 June 2021
Invitation LPC Stakeholder engagement – Free State 28 June 2021
Chief Registrar’s Circular 1 of 2021

Chief Registrar’s Circular 2 of 2021

28 June 2021
Financial Intelligence Centre legal practitioner’s inspections 18 June 2021
Notice to stakeholders regarding First, Second and General meetings of creditors: Master Pretoria 10 June 2021
Invitation to attend the virtual Mpumalanga Legal Practice Council and Mpumalanga Judiciary workshop

Programme: Presentation on Specific and General Compliance in the Mpumalanga High Courts by Judges of the Division

9 June 2021
Notification of change of name of Polokwane Society of Advocates to Limpopo Society of Advocates 2 June 2021
Portal for 2021 second session Attorneys’ and Advocates’ admission examinations registration now open 1 June 2021
Mautla and Others and the Road Accident Fund and Others 31 May 2021
Invitation: Appointment of examiners for the Advocates’ Admission Examinations in September 2021 20 May 2021
Advisory to legal practitioners on giving tax advice 20 May 2021
Legal Practice Council 2021 National Elections 18 May 2021
Invitation to tender for the provision of legal services to the Legal Practice Council 12 May 2021
Invitation to Mpumalanga legal practitioners to serve on committees of the Legal Practice Council (Mpumalanga Province) 12 May 2021
LPC to administer the 2021 Advocates’ Admission Examinations 12 May 2021
Mpumalanga Provincial Council notice on practitioner’s applications 12 May 2021
Invitation for pupils to apply for the LPC and SASSETA pupillage funding for 2021 5 May 2021
Stakeholder engagement event in Northern Cape 4 May 2021
Northern Cape Legal Practice Council stakeholders engagement event 15 April 2021
Notice of application in the Western Cape Division of the High Court

Issued order Trevo intervention application

14 April 2021
CaseLines training 14 April 2021
Road Accident Fund v Legal Practice Council (GP) (unreported case no 58145/2020, 9-4-2021) (Meyer J) 12 April 2021
Judicial Pre-trial Conference certificate 12 April 2021
LPC offices closure notice for the Easter Weekend holidays 31 March 2021
Closing of firms 18 March 2021
Law firm partnerships and directorships 5 March 2021
LPC law library 4 March 2021
Completion of the outstanding parts of the admission examinations written before 1 November 2018 in terms of Rule 21.4, 21.6, and 21.7 1 March 2021
Draft Legal Sector Code for comments period extended to 15 March 2021 25 February 2021
Road Accident Fund advertisement 19 February 2021
Steinhoff International Holdings Proprietary Limited 18 February 2021
Draft Legal Sector Code for comment 16 February 2021
LPC 2021 Annual fees 15 February 2021
The correct banking details for the LPC 4 February 2021
The Legal Practice Council saddened by the passing of two prominent legal practitioners 29 January 2021
LPC to change its operational hours for Risk Adjusted Alert Level 3 28 January 2021
LPC saddened by the passing of two prominent legal practitioners 28 January 2021
Applications for pupil’s Practical Vocational Training (PVT) 27 January 2021
2021 Fidelity Fund Certificate application portal to remain open until 31 January 2021 13 January 2021
Notice to all Mpumalanga legal practitioners 13 January 2021
Tips to protect yourself when using public WIFI 12 January 2021

2020

Directive/notice Date
LPC 2021 Annual Fees 21 December 2020
LPC offices closure notice for the festive season 21 December 2020
Guidelines for the conferment of senior status 21 December 2020
Festive season message from the Legal Practice Council 17 December 2020
2021 Fidelity Fund Certificate application portal webinar 11 December 2020
2021 Fidelity Fund Certificate application LPC provincial contact details 10 December 2020
Application for Accreditation as a Training Service Provider for 2021 8 December 2020
Examination dates for 2021 8 December 2020
Road Accident Fund Application – Rule 16A Notice 3 December 2020
The Legal Practice Council condemns attack on Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi SC and the State Capture Commission 3 December 2020
2021 Fidelity Fund Certificate application portal open 3 December 2020
Discontinuation of Cheques 1 December 2020
Legal Practice Council congratulates the newly appointed Board of the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund 28 November 2020
The Legal Practice Council supports 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children 27 November 2020
Legal Practice Council Law Library Services 23 November 2020
Sexual Harassment Policy 19 November 2020
LPC National and Gauteng Provincial offices to close at 14:30 today 18 November 2020
Cancellation of the physical Stakeholder Consultations on Legal Sector Code in Kimberley 16 November 2020
Cancellation of the physical Stakeholder Consultations on Legal Sector Code in Nelspruit 12 November 2020
Stakeholder Consultations: Draft Legal Sector Code Statements 10 November 2020
Invitation to participate in consultations for the development and drafting of the Legal Sector Code, as a BBBEE charter for the legal profession in terms of s 9 of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act 53 of 2003 9 November 2020
Panel of legal practitioners who specialise in legal drafting – Legal Practice Council 9 November 2020
Requests for alternative acceptable financial reporting frameworks 5 November 2020
Accredited Institutions 4 November 2020
Storage of documents pending amendment of r 54.9.2 29 October 2020
Results for the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund Board elections 28 October 2020
Invitation to stakeholders to participate in consultations for B-BBEE Legal Sector Code 28 October 2020
Progress on the drafting of the Legal Sector Code 23 October 2020
Scam alert 22 October 2020
Notice in terms of s 95(4) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014: Amendment of r 54.9.2.1 13 October 2020
Notice in terms of s 95(4) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014: Amendment of r 16.10 13  October 2020
Applications for pupil’s practical vocational training (PVT) open 1 October 2020
Preventing e-mail hack at your firm 1 October 2020
Legal practitioners to pay an administrative fee for the late submission of Auditor’s Reports 29 September 2020
B-BBEE Commission Invitation 28 September 2020
The Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Board elections – final nominations now available 25 September 2020
Legal practitioners’ benevolent scheme applications extended to 18 October 2020 20 September 2020
LPC urges practitioners to pay outstanding annual levies 14 September 2020
Reminder – Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Board Elections call for nominations 14 September 2020
Chief Registrar’s Circular no 3 of 2020 31 August 2020
Appointment of Acting Judges 28 August 2020
Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014: Amendment of regulations under s 94(1), read with ss 97(1) and 109(1) 24 August 2020
Certificates relating to the right of appearance in the High Court 6 August 2020
LPC warns practitioners of a fraudulent e-mail purporting to be from the LPC Free State provincial office 30 July 2020
Legal Practice Council National By-Elections 2020 results 29 July 2020
Notice in terms of s 95(5) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 24 July 2020
Registration date for 2020 Second session Exams extended to 4 September 2020 20 July 2020
Fraud alert 17 July 2020
Legal Practitioners fee assessments 15 July 2020
Portal for 2020 Second session Exams Registration now open 15 July 2020
The Legal Practice Council saddened at the passing of Judge Jaji 14 July 2020
Certificates relating to the right of appearance in the High Court 8 July 2020
Registration date for 2020 Second session Exams 7 July 2020
VAT registration number 7 July 2020
Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund board elections 3 July 2020
Closing date for Legal Practice Council National By-Elections postponed to 7 July in the Eastern Cape 2 July 2020
Closing date for Legal Practice Council National Bi-Elections 2020 – 30 June 2020 25 June 2020
Free State Division of the High Court open 23 June 2020
LPC warns practitioners of a fraudulent e-mail purporting to be from the LPC 19 June 2020
Legal Sector Code Public Notice 15 June 2020
Legal Practice Council advises against practising without a valid Fidelity Fund Certificate 15 June 2020
Legal Practice Council extends the National Bi-Elections 2020 period to 30 June 2020 15 June 2020
Retention period for documents and place of retention 9 June 2020
Dates for the Attorneys, Conveyancing and Notarial Practice oral examinations confirmed 8 June 2020
Legal Practice Council extends period for comment on conferment of Senior Counsel and Senior Attorney status to 30 June 8 June 2020
Attorney Competency Based, Conveyancing and Notarial Practice exams results released 18 May 2020
Legal Practice Council extends periods for public participation and comments to 4 June 2020 18 May 2020
The LPC extends the dates for submission of trust account audit reports 11 May 2020
The LPC to reinstate Fidelity Fund Certificates for legal practitioners whose audit was due in April 4 May 2020
Advisory: Engagements on legal practitioners’ trust accounts 21 April 2020
Application for accreditation to present practical vocational training structured programmes 7 April 2020
Public Compliance Communication to all practising attorneys and trust account advocates 3 April 2020
Draft criteria and procedures for recommendations of conferment of Senior Counsel and Senior Attorney status for comments 31 March 2020
The LPC requests legal practitioners use the correct banking details for Annual fees 24 March 2020
Advisory to all practising attorneys and trust account advocates

Notice to all legal practitioners regarding the Financial Intelligence Centre Act

24 March 2020
Press statement: The LPC concerned by Road Accident Fund’s decision to-terminate its panel of providers for legal services 12 March 2020
The LPC urges the public to report misconducts by legal practitioners following the Closure and Investigation the Masters’ Offices 7 February 2020
Legal Practice Council reasons for increased annual levies for 2020 21 January 2020
New banking details for LPC Annual fees 20 January 2020
Admission as LP Mpumalanga 15 January 2020
LPC notifies legal profession that examination language notice is withdrawn 14 January 2020
Amendment to rules 4.1 and 4.2 of LPA 14 January 2020
Notice Tax Practitioners and FICA  9 January 2020

2019

Fidelity Fund Certificate application portal remains open until 31 December 2019 3 December 2019
Notice Examinations results are out 11 November 2019
Media Statement: The Legal Practice Council turns one 4 November 2019
Invitation for appointment as examiners on behalf of the Legal Practice Council 1 November 2019
Media Statement: The Legal Practice Council concerned with barriers to the legal profession 28 October 2019
Notice of proposed amendments to Magistrates’ Courts rule 54 and proposed insertion of form 69: Actions by and against partners, a person carrying on business in a name or style other than his or her own name, an unincorporated company, syndicate or association 23 October 2019
E-mail fraud alert notice 15 October 2019
Conversion to advocate with trust account – practice management course required 11 October 2019
Notice to amend the Rules 4 of the Legal Practice Council made under ss 95(1), 95(3) and 109(2) of the Legal Practice Act 8 October 2019
Government Gazette Publication: Rules by Legal Practice Council in terms of section 6 of the Contingency Fee Act 8 October 2019
The Legal Practice Council encourages advocates to enrol 2 October 2019
The Legal Practice Council cautions against unwarranted attack of the judiciary 1 October 2019
Notarial Practice examination to be written on 12 September 2019 5 September 2019
Invitation to tender for the provision of legal services to the Legal Practice Council 5 September 2019
Conveyancing and Notarial Practice examinations restored to original dates of 11 and 12 September 2019 3 September 2019
Scam Alert: Fraudsters targeting attorney’s trust accounts 3 September 2019
The Legal Practice Council appoints an Executive Officer 3 September 2019
Mpumalanga Provincial Office: Correction notice on the applications for the assistance on various committees 2 September 2019
Gauteng Provincial Office: Notice on the Legal Practice Management Course (PMT) – Rule 27 2 September 2019
The Legal Practice Council confirms no leak of the Attorney’s admission examination papers 21 August 2019
Updating/maintaining the roll of legal practitioners: Attorneys 20 August 2019
Invitation to North West legal practitioners to serve on committees of the Legal Practice Council (North West province) 7 August 2019
Applications for Practical Vocational Training Contracts – Candidate Legal Practitioners 2020 30 July 2019
Invitation to Limpopo Legal Practitioners to serve on committees of the Legal Practice Council (Limpopo Province) 10 July 2019
Professional Fees, Tariffs and Allowances – Assessment of fees payable to a legal practitioner 25 June 2019
Correction – Contact Details: Provincial Council Offices 30 May 2019
Attorneys practising as estate agents 24 May 2019

 

 

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