Lawyers take 'absurd' race quotas fight to court

23 June 2019 - 00:05 By TANIA BROUGHTON

A race and gender row is rocking the legal fraternity because of a "one size fits all" policy that dictates how many white and black men and women can sit on new provincial watchdog bodies.

Elections for the new Legal Practice Council (LPC), which replaced the Law Society of SA and provincial law societies, were held in March. The regulatory body covers advocates and attorneys, and each provincial council has four advocates and six attorneys...

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