During the course of an address at the opening of a recent meeting of the Council of the Association of Law Societies Mr. W. G. T. Chaplin, President of the Association, remarked upon the importance of the work done by the Association in commenting upon pending legislation. It is a pity that his remarks could not be given wide publicity because the public, and indeed the majority of attorneys, are unaware of the tremendous amount of work done in this connection.
We practise the law in order to make a living. We have chosen this method of making a living in most cases because in some way or another we are interested in or attracted by it. The personal aims of most attorneys are probably to earn a reasonable income by the practise of the law to do this in an honourable way and in doing so to help people in the conduct of their affairs and in solving the many problems that arise out of human relations.
When an individual is ""taken into custody or otherwise deprived of his freedom by the authorities and is subjected to questioning, the privilege against self-incrimination is jeopardized. Procedural safeguards must be employed to protect the privilege ...
Dit het gedurende die afgelope aantal dekades meer en meer duidelik geword dat daar op alle terreine van die samelewing aanpassings gemaak moet word ten einde tred te hou met ontwikkelinge. Daar is net nie meer die nodige mannekrag beskikbaar om tyd te bestee aan uitgediende beginsels en prosedures nie.
Students, and even education, seem to be dirty words at present. Articled clerks and legal education nevertheless press on relatively unsoiled. The Law Society Council's recent memorandum to the Lord Chancellor's Legal Education Committee clearly reflects their concern about the deficiencies of the present system of articles, and their intention to bring about effective long-term reforms.