In this article, Roy Bregman examines a way of solving the problems caused by manually managing the flow of information in a matter with a high volume of documentation. He argues that computer-aided case management systems streamline the litigation process and assist attorneys in winning cases. In particular, the information is completely portable. See 1997 DR 458 for his previous article on the paperless office.
Die feit dat die sogenaamde vierjarige LLB-graad na alle waarskynlikheid vanaf die begin van 1998 deur universiteite aangebied sal word, het groot druk op regsfakulteite geplaas om binne 'n relatief kort tydperk indringend te besin oor die kurrikulum daarvan. In die samestelling van die vierjarige LLB-graadkursus sal sekere vakke dalk uitgelaat moet word of die omvang daarvan ingekort moet word in vergelyking met die tradisionele vyfjarige LLBgraadkursus.
In my previous contribution (see 1997 DR 414) I mentioned some of the forms of contractual arrangements sometimes used by employers in an attempt to control the existence and/or duration of the employment relationship. Two forms in particular were discussed, namely the independent contractor arrangement and the temporary employment service phenomenon. The new Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995 (the LRA) effectively restricts the possibility of relying on either of the two categories mentioned. Through the years the courts have made it clear that the essential nature of the true relationship between the parties is conclusive, and not its formal descriptionption.
Attorneys should acquaint themselves with the enormous and exciting possibilities inherent in law-making by private Bill, suggests Cape Town attorney Louis Rood. In this article he discusses the procedures involved and advocates, modernising and streamlining existing private Bill procedures so as to make them even more affordable and accessible to the public. Ambitious plans have recently been initiated to promote public participation in parliamentary processes. The creation of a true 'People's Parliament' includes the formation of youth parliament projects in each province, a national youth parliament, a public relations centre in the parliamentary precinct and the continuation of the plain English campaign with the aim of making legislation comprehensible to ordinary people.