Uniform Rules for the Attorneys' Profession are scheduled to take effect on 1 March 2016, having been approved by all the Judges President and the Chief Justice in 2015 after being adopted at the AGMs of the provincial law societies in October and November 2014. The process to unify the rules - to be known as Rules for the Attorneys’ Profession has taken more than six years and they will apply nationally, to all attorneys and candidate attorneys resulting in the repeal of the current Law Society Rules.
Members should peruse them for the sake of clarity as there are certain significant differences in some of the rules (or parts of the rules) as applicable to the Law Societies of the Cape, Free State, KwaZulu Natal and Northern Provinces.
Download Rules for the Attorneys Profession from LSSA and Cape Law Society members can download the rules indicating applicable changes to CLS Rules in the footers here.
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