The National Forum on the Legal Profession (NF) has announced the elected attorneys and advocates who will form part of the first Legal Practice Council (LPC). The announcement comes after the first elections of the LPC were held from 19 September until 3 October in terms of reg 2 of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014.
The number of practising attorneys who were eligible to vote was 24 398, while the number of registered advocates was 5 233, which came to a total of 29 631 eligible voters. Only 23% of the total number of eligible voters voted.
In terms of the nominations, 78 attorneys were nominated while three withdrew, 50 advocates were nominated while one withdrew. The number of votes stood at 6 682 with 372 spoilt votes.