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Attorneys admission Board Exams for 2021

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Attorneys admission Board Exams for 2021: Attorneys and advocates in South Africa are registered with the Legal Practice Council in terms of the Legal Practice Act 28 of 2014. Since 1998 the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA) has represented the attorneys’ profession.

There are currently some 27 200 practising attorneys and 7 000 candidate attorneys in South Africa. Attorneys are officers of the court and are registered on the roll of attorneys at the Legal Practice Council.

Board Exams and Dates

Competency-Based Examinations for Admission as an Attorney

  • First session: 17 and 18 March2021
  • Second session: 17 and 18 August 2021

Competency-Based Examination for Admission as a Conveyancer

  • 7 April 2021  Paper 1 Statutes and case law applicable to conveyancing
  • 14 April 2021 Paper 2 The practice and procedure of conveyancing. Drafting of deeds, certificates, applications, consents, agreements and other documents.

Competency-Based Examination for Admission as a Notary

  • First session: 8 April 2021
  • Second session: 2 September 2021

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Exam Format for Legal Practitioner

Candidates are allowed 15 minutes to peruse the paper before starting to answer the questions. No candidate may start writing in the answer book during this period. The areas of practice to be assessed remain much the same.

First Paper

High court procedure; Magistrate’s court procedure.
This paper is written on the first day of the examinations usually in the morning session approximately from 09:00.

Second paper

The winding up and distribution of deceased estates (drafting of wills, succession). This paper is written on the first day of the examinations usually in the afternoon session approximately from 14:00.

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Third paper

The practice, duties, ethics, and functions of a Legal Practitioner.
This paper is written on the second day of the examinations in the morning session, approximately from 09:00.

Fourth paper

Bookkeeping for Legal Practitioners.
This paper is written on the second day of the examinations in the afternoon session approximately from 14:00

Register for the examinations

Registration for all the above examinations is with the Legal Practice Council – ensure that you register before the deadline set by the Legal Practice Council:

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