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Legal Services Charter adopted

The Council of the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) and its constituent members (which represent South Africa's 17,500 attorneys and 3,500 candidate attorneys) has unanimously adopted the Legal Services Sector Charter. 'This is an historic achievement and a milestone for the profession,' say LSSA Co-Chairpersons David Gush and Henry Msimang.

The unanimous adoption of the Charter by the LSSA's constituent members - the Cape Law Society, the KwaZulu-Natal Law Society, the Law Society of the Free State, the Law Society of the Northern Provinces, the Black Lawyers Association and the National Association of Democratic Lawyers - illustrates the commitment of the attorneys' profession to transformation and the Charter as a binding and guiding principle to provide for an independent legal profession and to eradicate the inequalities of the past. The LSSA will now, together with the advocates' profession, start the process of drafting the scorecards to apply and measure compliance with transformation within the profession.

LSSA Media Release and The Legal Services Charter

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