The Communication Committee of the Law Society of South Africa - which comprises the six constituent members of the LSSA - this year started the process of revising outdated brochures and commissioning new ones. The first two brochures - Buying or Selling a House, and Deceased Estates have been fully revised with the assistance of the LSSA's specialist committees and are in the process of being translated into Afrikaans, seSotho, isiXhosa and isiZulu.
A brochure on consumer rights and the National Credit Act 34 of 2005 is being drafted and a brochure on children's rights under the new Children's Act 38 of 2005 will be finalised once the outstanding sections of the Act come into effect.
The brochures are co-branded by the LSSA and the six constituents - the Cape Law Society, the Law Society of the Free State, the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, the Black Lawyers Association and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers.
They are available for use by all the constituents and by all attorneys nationally and are available to attorneys' firms for marketing purposes. A space appears at the end of the brochure for inclusion of the firm's details. The brochures are available electronically in MS Word format so that firms can enter their contact details themselves and print the brochures on an ordinary colour printer.
Should you wish to receive an electronic version of the brochure with instructions, please contact Barbara Whittle at tel: (012) 366 8800 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, a quote can be obtained from the LSSA for printed brochures by contacting Leonie Marias at tel: (012) 366 8800 or e-mail: email@example.com.
The brochures can be viewed on the LSSA website at www.lssa.org.za under 'Public'.