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Call for comments

26 July 2007

The Co-Chairpersons of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), David Gush and Henry Msimang, have called on all attorneys to comment on the second draft of the Legal Services Charter to the LSSA.

In essence the Legal Services Charter seeks to give effect to the Constitution, the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act and the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act by

  • enhancing access to justice for all the people of South Africa;
  • facilitating transformation of the legal services sector to be representative of the demography of South African society, and
  • empowering historically disadvantaged individuals (HDIs) to ensure equal participation of HDIs in economic opportunities.

'We urge all practitioners to study the second draft and send us their comments so that the LSSA's submissions to the Focus Working Group can be as meaningful and representative as possible,' say Mr Msimang and Mr Gush.

Comments should be addressed to the Communication Manager, Barbara Whittle, at barbara@lssa.org.za or fax: (012) 362 0969 and should reach the LSSA by 31 July 2007.

Legal Services Charter -- Draft 2

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