The ELA is a non-profit organisation with its main objective to promote and assist in the development and application of environmental law in South Africa. The organisation attracts members from an array of different environmentally-relevant disciplines which results in the ELA being an ideal forum for networking and the sharing of information and knowledge in the field of environmental law. The organization endeavors to keep up with the needs of its members and is therefore open to suggestions and recommendations on the type of assistance that the organisation could offer to its members and to others.Continue reading →
The South African Women Lawyers Association (SAWLA) was established on
7 May 2006 to provide a dialogue and professional networking forum for South African Women in Legal Careers.
SAWLA seeks to provide a forum to enable women lawyers to empower themselves and participate in national policy dialogues concerning the Transformation of the Legal Sector.
SAWLA also seeks to provide a vehicle for women lawyers to contribute to the expansion of access to justice, particularly to women, children and other historically marginalized groups.
This association is now called the”Corporate Counsel Association of SA”.Continue reading →
The objectives of the CLA are inter alia to share the Christian faith amongst the legal profession whilst offering Christian fellowship, support and counselling to members of the profession. In so doing the CLA encourages members of the profession to develop and apply a biblical Christian world view in their world and in society. The CLA seeks to influence lawyers in favour of Judeo-Christian values and to promote Judeo-Christian ethics by lawful, proper and appropriate means. The CLA believes that God is calling the legal profession and related stakeholders to take up a far greater responsibility in our nation than ever before. We believe that the association has a vital role to play in the unfolding destiny of South African and the continent of Africa.Continue reading →
AFSA resolves disputes. The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa is the national leader in all types of appropriate dispute resolution. Founded in 1996, AFSA is a joint venture between organised business, the legal and accounting professions. AFSA is based in Sandton, with branches in a number of major centres throughout South Africa, and aims to provide a one-stop dispute resolution service. It offers arbitrations, mediations and a fully administered dispute resolution service in comfortable surroundings. AFSA maintains panels of experts and offers disputants a choice of rules depending on the size and complexity of the matter. ADRASA (The Alternative Dispute Resolution Association of South Africa) is a wholly owned subsidiary of AFSA.Continue reading →