Annexure “J” – Ballot Paper LPC

Every advocate who is on the Roll of Practising Advocates may vote for a maximum of six candidates from the candidates listed below.

Please note that in order to comply with section 7(2)(a) of the Legal Practice Act, 2014 (Act No. 28 of 2014) and subject to the availability of the candidates, two black  women, two black men, one white woman and one white man with the highest number of votes in their respective categories will constitute the six advocates who will serve as members of the Legal Practice Council.

A short profile of each candidate is available on the Council’s website.

When voting, please take into account the provisions of section 7(2) of the Legal Practice Act:

“When constituting the Council the following factors must, as far as is practicable, be taken into account:

(a)       the racial and gender composition of South Africa;

(b)       the objects of the Council;

(c)       representation of persons with disabilities;

(d)       provincial representation; and

(e)       experience and knowledge of—

(i)        the provision of legal services;

(ii)       the principles of promoting access to justice;

(iii)      legal education and training;

(iv)      consumer affairs;

(v)       civil and criminal proceedings and the functioning of the courts and tribunals in general;

(vi)      the maintenance of professional standards of persons who provide legal services;

(vii)     the handling of complaints; and

(viii)    competition law.



The term “Black” has the same meaning as in section 1 of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003), read with the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act, 2013 (Act No. 46 of 2013) as a generic term which means Africans, Coloureds and Indians who are citizens of the Republic of South Africa by birth or descent, or who became citizens of the Republic of South Africa by naturalisation before 27 April 1994 or on or after 27 April 1994 and who would have been entitled to acquire citizenship by naturalisation prior to that date and such other persons as may be categorised as black persons for purposes of that legislation.