Law Society of the Northern Provinces
The Law Society of the Northern Provinces, was established during 1892 and is the statutory body governing the attorneys profession in the four provinces constituting the former Transvaal province, i.e. the Gauteng, Mpumalanga, North West and Limpopo Provinces.
It is of course true that the investigation of complaints against attorneys is the better known function of the Law Society, as a lot of publicity is given to the disciplinary functions of the Law Society by the media. In addition to the regulatory (statutory) functions of the Law Society which are directed towards ensuring that attorneys comply with the formal requirements of the Attorneys Act, 1979 (for example the trust monies are dealt with correctly and securely) and the promotion of uniform practice rules and discipline amongst practitioners, the Law Society also offers general services to assist members of the public who make use of the services of attorneys.
The Law Society also offers a free first consultation scheme in terms of which you can by way of a telephonic enquiry, be referred to an attorney for a half-an-hour consultation for free legal advice. In cases where attorneys may or cannot continue to practise, the Law Society also attends to their practices and offer assistance to members of the public to ensure that their interests are protected and their matters dealt with in a proper manner.
- Street: Procforum Building, 123 Paul Kruger Street, Pretoria, 0002
- Postcode: 0002
- City: Pretoria
- State: Gauteng
- Telephone: (012) 338 5800
- Fax: (012) 323 0625