Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorSlabbert, Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-06T12:40:47Z
dc.date.available2011-09-06T12:40:47Z
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-3781en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/4683
dc.description.abstractAn 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.subjectAdmission lawyersen_US
dc.subjectFit and proper testen_US
dc.subjectLaw Societiesen_US
dc.subjectStruck from the rollen_US
dc.subjectGood moral characteren_US
dc.subjectUnprofessional conducten_US
dc.subjectDouble briefingen_US
dc.subjectAdversarial systemen_US
dc.subjectLawlessnessen_US
dc.subjectProfessionalsen_US
dc.subjectContinuous Professional developmenten_US
dc.titleThe Requirement of Being a "Fit and Proper" Person for the Legal Professionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record