First day as a CA

The first day of the rest of your life

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You finally made it, you completed your degree and passed the interview. Now your taking the first steps on the path to become an attorney at your new firm.  Your excitement made you wake up earlier, you get dressed, and your on your way to your office. On the way, you think how awesome it is that you can start your career today. You think of all the cases your… Read More »The first day of the rest of your life

Top 25 South African Law blog

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We were recently given the HUGE honour to be listed among the Top 25 South African Law blogs. A huge thank you to Feed Spot in recognizing our blog. We hope that our readers will continue to support us.

Dress Code for attorneys

Dress Code For Lawyers

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Lawyers are traditionally known to wear tailored suits to look professional for their daily responsibilities. However, recent trends in fashion have seen some lawyers working in their offices wearing casual attire. If you’re unsure what to wear to the firm or you’re looking for a change of appearance, here’s a brief overview of dress codes for lawyers. Dress Code for Male Lawyers Lawyers spend a significant amount of time in… Read More »Dress Code For Lawyers

Your First Appearance

Your first appearance

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Your first appearance in front of the court is what you’ve been working too for that past few weeks.  I was very excited and couldn’t wait for the day to finally appear in front of the Magistrate for the first time.  The more I thought about it the more nervous I got. I didn’t know what to expect and really didn’t know what to say, or what to wear.  Google… Read More »Your first appearance

A CA's Small Salary

Can you even call it a Salary?

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Most CA’s are of the view that either their salary is to small or that it is more a wage than a salary.  In some sense they are correct.  I believe it is more of an incentive than anything else.  I have been struggling a while to get to grips with why the salaries of most CA’s are so small.  This lead me to do a massive amount of research… Read More »Can you even call it a Salary?

PLT - Practical Legal Training

To PLT or not to PLT

At the start of every Law graduate’s career we all consider the same thing at least once, and that is if we should attend the Practical Legal Training (PLT) course.  This course is more commonly referred to as Law School.  Although the name changed, the course’s aim stayed mostly the same.  The aim is to prepare CA’s for the admission exams.  The biggest question everyone’s asks is if they should… Read More »To PLT or not to PLT

Admission exams

Studying for the Admission Exams

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The LPC has recently announced the latest dates for the admission exams.  The outbreak of Covid-19 and the many restrictions that Government has implemented, played a major part in moving the exams. When I asked other Candidates how the studying was going, I always got the same answer.  I haven’t started yet. The sad reality is that most CA’s have not started any preparation for the exams.  I understood their… Read More »Studying for the Admission Exams

Perfect CV

Get the interview

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You’ve completed your studies, got your degree, sent your CV everywhere, and now your not getting invited for an interview?  You ask yourself what the problem is but never find the answer.  That is the reality for most students just getting out of university.  South Africa’s unemployment rate is 30.1% for the first quarter of 2020.  It is unknown to what extent these statistics will grow because of COVID 19,… Read More »Get the interview

PVT Contract

How to register your PVT Contract

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Registering your PVT contract can be a nightmare for some.  I have heard of CA’s that submitted their contracts 2 or 3 times before the LPC finally approved and registered it.  This can be a very frustrating situation.  It takes about 2 – 4 weeks from submitting the documents before you receive confirmation that its been registered or that there are issues.  Let’s Put it in perspective You start working… Read More »How to register your PVT Contract