The Requirement of Being a "Fit and Proper" Person for the Legal Profession

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dc.contributor.author Slabbert, M en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-06T12:40:47Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-06T12:40:47Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4683
dc.description.abstract An important requirement for admission as an attorney or advocate is to be a "fit and proper" person. Lawyers are also struck from the respective rolls of advocates or attorneys if they cease to be "fit and proper". This requirement of being a "fit and proper" person is not defined or described in legislation. It is left to the subjective interpretation of and application by seniors in the profession and ultimately the court. In the apartheid years this requirement was applied arbitrarily but today the question may be asked why some lawyers who have been found to be "fit and proper" do not act as such. The pre–admission character screening of lawyers seems not to be effective any more. Post– admission moral development is imperative. en_US
dc.subject Admission lawyers en_US
dc.subject Fit and proper test en_US
dc.subject Law Societies en_US
dc.subject Struck from the roll en_US
dc.subject Good moral character en_US
dc.subject Unprofessional conduct en_US
dc.subject Double briefing en_US
dc.subject Adversarial system en_US
dc.subject Lawlessness en_US
dc.subject Professionals en_US
dc.subject Continuous Professional development en_US
dc.title The Requirement of Being a "Fit and Proper" Person for the Legal Profession en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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