After the recent Deed Examinations of the Legal Practice Council, the hysteria started again.
The LSSA (Law Society of SA) immediately expressed concern about the deed “landscape” that has been transformed and states that there are “gatekeepers” that keep the area “white”.
The pass rate in the June 2019 exams was 20%, slightly lower than in the past decade. Now suddenly the two papers are required to be written on different days and not on one day.
The theory must be examined first and then the practical. Currently, candidates must obtain an average of 50% for the two papers and if they fail, both papers must be rewritten.
The request is now that candidates should retain credits for 5 years. The Board of Examiners must be enlarged and requirements for examiners must be reduced.
All papers must also be written in English only. The LSSA will now seek mentors to assist candidates in their preparatio