oa De Rebus - Can ethics be taught? : news



The Law Society of South Africa (LSSA), in conjunction with the National Association of Democratic Lawyers, held a summit on professional legal ethics in Durban at the end of February. Topics debated included ethical lawyering in a constitutional democracy, ethics in the pursuit of transformation as well as legal ethics education. Retired Constitutional Court Justice, Zak Yacoob, delivered the keynote address. Delegates who presented papers were admitted attorney and legal academic at Rhodes University, Helen Kruuse; attorney at Le Roux Matthews & Du Plessis, Chris du Plessis and attorney at Ngubane & Partners Incorporated, Madoda Nxumalo. The Chairperson of the LSSA ethics committee, Krish Govender gave the welcome address.


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