Membership by advocates
Membership of PABASA is open to all advocates registered as legal practitioners with the Legal Practice Council and who have undergone a period of pupillage under the GCB structures and passed the National Bar Examination. Going forward, advocates who have undergone pupillage through PABASA’s School of Advocacy will also be eligible for membership.
PABASA groups currently operate in Sandton, Johannesburg and Tshwane but our members are not required to belong to a Group of Advocates.
PABASA members are entitled to hold dual membership of GCB Constituent Bars.
PABASA members are also entitled to be briefed with members of another Bar who are legal practitioner advocates registered under the Legal Practice Act.
Affiliate membership of PABASA is open to attorneys and legal academics.
Affiliate membership will entitle attorneys (either individually or through their firms) and academics to participate in continuing education programmes run by PABASA as part of the School of Advocacy and will entitle members to attend talks, discussions and workshops held for PABASA members.
Candidate attorney members may apply to attend selected portions of PABASA’s pupillage programme.
The application forms for membership and affiliate membership are available under the link, Forms & Documents.