The Education and Licensing of Attorneys and Advocates in South Africa
The Bar Examiner, Vol. 79, No. 2, pp. 15-30, May 2010
Florida International University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 10-33
17 Pages Posted: 24 Oct 2010
Date Written: May 1, 2010
This article explores the current organization of the South African bar and describes the legal education system and the licensing requirements for both attorneys and advocates, as well as those for foreign attorneys. Interspersed throughout the article are discussions of the system’s strengths and weaknesses, particularly in light of the transformation required after the end of apartheid, including some of the key challenges still facing South Africa.
Keywords: Attorneys, Advocates, South Africa, Legal Education, Legal System, Bar Examination, Licensing, Practice, Foreign Lawyers
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