SOCIETY OF ADVOCATES OF KWAZULU-NATAL
The Society of Advocates of KwaZulu-Natal is a constituent member of the General Council of the Bar and has the following objects:
1. The protection of the interests of the Bar in KwaZulu-Natal, and of the individual members of the Society in their professional capacity;
2. The supervision of the conduct of members;
3. The consideration and promotion of improvements in the teaching and practice of the law and in the administration of justice.
Membership is open to every advocate admitted or enrolled in KwaZulu-Natal and practising there as an advocate only, subject to that person satisfying the requirements of the Society. Associate membership is open to certain categories of persons reflected in the Constitution of the Society.
There are two centres at which members of the Society practice, namely:
1. Pietermaritzburg, the main seat of the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Division of the High Court of South Africa; and
2. Durban, the seat of the KwaZulu-Natal Local Division, Durban of the High Court of South Africa.
Whilst the affairs of the Society are run by the Bar Council, comprising members from each centre, each centre has its own Constitution and run certain affairs, largely relating to housing and the like, which can more practically be dealt with by the centres individually.
Chambers in Pietermaritzburg are located at Advocates Chambers, 17 Prince Edward Street and 161 Pietermaritz Street, which are conveniently situated for access to both the High Court and the Magistrate’s Court. Members practising in Durban are, at present, located in five buildings, namely Salmon Grove Chambers, 407 Smith Street, 6 Durban Club Place, 40 Dullah Omar Street, The Marine, 22 Dorothy Nyembe Street, and The Atrium, 50 Dullah Omar Street.
For information on matters relating to pupillage, the history of the KwaZulu-Natal Bar, the composition of the Bar Council and individual members kindly refer to the relevant pages of the website.