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Legal Practice Act advisory

2 November 2017

The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) held its tenth plenary meeting on 14 October 2017. At this meeting the recommendations to be made to Justice Minister Michael Masutha in terms of s 97(1)(a) of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014 (LPA) were finalised. The recommendations were submitted this week and deal with the following:

  1. Election of the Legal Practice Council (LPC)
  2. Establishment of Provincial Councils (PCs)
  3. Election of PCs and their composition, powers and functions
  4. Practical vocational training (PVT) requirements
  5. Right of appearance
  6. Winding up of the NF
  7. LPC funding model
  8. LPC structure

National Forum Recommendatons to the Minister

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