oa De Rebus - The Association of Law Societies
|Article Title||The Association of Law Societies|
|© Publisher:||Law Society of South Africa|
|Publication Date||Mar 1966|
|Pages||157 - 159|
|Keyword(s)||Association of Law Societies and Constitution|
In terms of its Constitution, the Association can only act if the Member-Provinces are unanimous. In fact the constitution provides that an Association resolution must be ratified in writing before it receives any force or effect. In practice, the result is that the profession suffers from an inability to speak on national matters in time for its opinions to be of value. It has happened on numerous occasions that proposed legislation is referred to the Provincial Law Societies for comment. If a matter affects the profession throughout the country, it has to be considered by the Association.
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