Black Lawyers  Association


Striving for a transformed legal profession since ​1977
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“Government’s move this month to oust black attorneys from white areas has shocked the business and professional sectors. Coming at a time of the government’s publicised new initiative on alleviating restrictions, the banning notices served on black attorneys in terms of the Group Area Act, has left a sour taste. And the belated offer to deal with each case on merit from the Secretary for Bantu Administration has done little to cool the anger of black attorneys.” African Business, October 1977.

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The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) is a voluntary association open to all lawyers in the Republic of South Africa regardless of race; sex; political belief, religion or area/type of practice. BLA draws its membership from attorneys, advocates, legal advisors, law students and judicial officers.

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Any member of the Association in good standing shall be eligible to be elected to the office of the National Executive Committee, provided that he or she is not under any legal disability.  

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