oa Advocate - The Bar and the future: The General Council of the Bar's decision

Volume 5, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1012-8743



At the Annual General Meeting of the General Council of the Bar (GCB) held in Durban in July last year, a committee of six Bar leaders under my chairmanship was appointed to consider and report on the Bars' policies and strategies for the future. We were mandated to address fundamental questions concerning the future role of the Bar in South Africa, including the structure of the legal profession and the judiciary, and whether the Bar should support rights of audience for qualified attorneys in the Supreme Court. In addition, we were to review the major professional and ethical rules and practices which govern the conduct of advocates as members of the Bar and consider the desirability of changing or adopting them.

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