The Free State Bar is committed to changing the composition of the Bar's membership so as to be representative of South African society, and to that end, accommodates a fair selection of pupil advocates representative of the race and gender composition of South...
The Free State Bar is dedicated to promoting access to justice for all. The advocate's duty is to use his expertise to protect every citizen, rich or poor, weak or powerful from incorrect prosecution or unjust treatment; to ensure that people's freedom is in...
An important tradition which exists at the Bar is the obligation on advocates to take all work offered to them, provided that they are available to do it and that the work falls within their area of expertise. In this way, everyone has access to the best available...
Judges of the High Court are often appointed from the ranks of senior counsel (SC), namely advocates who have reached a particular level of experience in practice. One of the most important functions of the Bar is, therefore, to serve as a training ground for a career...
When advocates have reached a particular level of experience in practice, they are entitled to apply to the State President for appointment as "senior counsel" (SC) usually referred to as "silks" due to the different type of court gown that they...
An advocate must conscientiously prepare every case, by reading, consulting with witnesses, researching case law and clearly defining the issues which need decision. To obtain the services of an advocate, the client approaches an attorney who then engages the advocate...
Advocates have specialized expertise in various areas of the law, especially in the presentation of cases in court. The Bar enforces a strict code of ethical conduct and professional integrity to which advocates are required to adhere. The Free State Bar is dedicated to ensuring that its members render the highest standard of legal services.
Legal representation in the courts is a fundamental right of all South Africans. Advocates are primarily experts in the art of presenting and arguing cases in court.It is the advocate's duty to use his expertise to ensure that people's freedom is in no way compromised, nor their rights denied.
Advocates are organized into societies in the major centers in South Africa, historically known as "Bars". As the body representing the advocates' profession, the purpose of the Free State Bar is to maintain professional standards and conduct among practicing advocates, and to enforce discipline amongst its members.
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