Legal Practice Amendment Bill [B 11B - 2017]

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NCOP Security and Justice

The Select Committee on Security and Justice invites you to submit written submissions on the Legal Practice Amendment Bill [B 11B - 2017] (National Assembly – sec 75).

The Legal Practice Amendment Bill seeks to amend the Legal Practice Act, 2014, to further regulate, amongst other matters:
▪ The establishment of the South African Legal Practice Council;
▪ The prescription of areas of jurisdiction of the Provincial Councils;
▪ The composition of the Board;
▪ The duties of banks in respect of trust accounts and 
▪ The duration of the National Forum on the Legal Profession.

Comments can be emailed to Mr G Dixon at [email protected] by no later than Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Issued by Hon. SG Mthimunye, MP, Chairperson: Select Committee on Security and Justice.

The Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014) (‘‘the Act’’), was enacted by Parliament in order to provide a legislative framework for the transformation and restructuring of the legal profession and to facilitate and enhance an independent legal profession that broadly reflects the diversity and demographics of the Republic. The Act was assented to on 20 September 2014 but only Chapter 10, which deals with the National Forum on Legal Profession (‘‘the National Forum’’) and transitional provisions, has been promulgated and came into operation on 1 February 2015.