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Have Your Say: The Legal Practice Amendment Bill [B11–2017]

Submissions and Hearings

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services invites stakeholders and interested persons to submit written submissions on the Legal Practice Amendment Bill [B11 – 2017]:

The purpose of the Legal Practice Amendment Bill is to:

  •  amend the Legal Practice Act, 2014, so as to further regulate the prescription of the areas of jurisdiction of the Provincial Councils;
  • provide that only practising legal practitioners may perform certain acts or render certain services;
  • further regulate the duties of banks in respect of trust accounts;
  • further regulate the duration of the National Forum on the Legal Profession;
  • further provide for the functions of the National Forum on the Legal Profession;
  • further provide for the dissolution date of the law societies; and
  • provide for matters connected therewith.

Submissions must be received by no later than 28 July 2017. Please indicate your interest in making a verbal presentation. Public hearings will be held in Parliament.  

Submissions and enquiries must be directed to Mr V Ramaano, Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000 or emailed to vramaano@parliament.gov.za.

Copies of the Bill may be obtained from Mr V Ramaano, tel: (021) 403-3820 or 083 709 8427 or www.parliament.gov.za  

Issued by Hon. Dr Mathole Motshekga, MP, Chairperson: PC on Justice and Correctional Services