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STATISTICS ON THE MEMBER PROFILE OF THE MPUMALANGA ATTORNEYS COUNCIL

The member profile of the Mpumalanga Attorneys Council as at 31 October 2015 is as follows:

Total Number of Firms: 390
Total Number of Members: 708
Newly Admitted Attorneys: 49
(admitted 01 January 2015 - 01 November 2015)  


1. MEMBER PROFILE BASED ON AGE



AGE % OF MEMBERS NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Older than 60 9.75% 69
51 - 60 12.99% 92
41 - 50 27.97% 198
31 - 40 32.63% 231
30 and Younger 16.67% 118
TOTAL   708 MEMBERS


2. MEMBER PROFILE BASED ON GENDER



GENDER % OF MEMBERS NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Male 68.36% 484
Female 31.64% 224
TOTAL   708 MEMBERS


3. MEMBER PROFILE BASED ON RACE



RACE % OF MEMBERS NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Asian 0.00% 0
Black 36.02% 255
Coloured 0.42% 3
Indian 1.13% 8
White 60.88% 431
Other* 1.55% 11
TOTAL   708 MEMBERS
* The race descriptor "Other" refers to members who are not willing to indicate their race.


4. FIRM PROFILE BASED ON NUMBER OF PARTNERS

A profile of the firms in the province, based on the number of partners within the firm, has been compiled and is summarised in the graph below.



NUMBER OF PARTNERS % OF TOTAL FIRMS NUMBER OF MEMBERS
Single Practitioners 77.44% 302
Firms with 2 Partners 18.21% 71
Firms with 3 Partners 2.56% 10
Firms with 4 Partners 1.03% 4
Firms with 5 or more Partners 0.77% 3
TOTAL   390 FIRMS

Single practitioners make up:

► 41% of the membership base of the Mpumalanga Attorneys Council (individual members), and
► 76% of the number of firms in the Province (individual firms).

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Mpumalanga Attorneys Council is an official substructure of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces representing attorneys practising in the Mpumalanga Province.

The main purpose and objectives of the Council are not only to represent and administer attorneys practicing in the province as part of the organised profession, but also, as a group, ensure that the general public and local communities in the province are efficiently and properly served by such attorneys.

The Council is therefore a source of information to the general public regarding attorneys and their activities and the services rendered by them. This includes information relating to the services rendered by attorneys as well as general information such as:

► How to lodge a complaint against an attorney
► What can reasonably be expected by a client when making use of the services of an attorney
► The basic legal background on topics such as divorce, maintenance, buying, selling and letting property,  wills, the execution of deceased estates and debt collection.

A number of brochures on these topics are distributed to the public and copies of these brochures can be downloaded here.

The Council is representative of all races and genders and consists of 12 attorneys from the province who are elected by their colleagues. The Council is supported by an administrative infrastructure.

You are welcome to communicate with the Council to obtain any relevant information relating to the attorneys profession.

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