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Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund (LPFF) Bursaries for Law Studies 2023

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Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund (LPFF) previously known as Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF) is a fidelity guarantee fund, which exists in terms of the Legal Practice Act.

The LPFF exists to protect the public against loss as a result of theft of trust funds. The protection provided by the Fund encourages the public to use services provided by legal practitioners with confidence.

The Fund’s sustainability and ability to serve the public relies on its ability to respond to and adapt to internal and external trends and challenges in the regulatory and South African legal environments.

The Legal practitioners Fidelity Fund (LPFF) invites students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law studies.

Undergraduate students will receive funding for the final 2 years of of their LLB studies. Students who are in their 2nd year of study will receive funding for their 3rd and 4th year of study, while students who are in their 3rd year of study will receive funding for their final year of study.

Postgraduate students must be practising attorneys or candidate attorneys, who wish to to enhance professional standards.

Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Undergraduate students:

  • You must be a South African citizen or a South African permanent resident
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying towards an LLB qualification
  • You must have 2 or less years left to complete your LLB qualification
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited University in South Africa
  • Preference will be given to students in great financial need and students with a strong academic record

Postgraduate students:

  • You must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have completed a suitable undergraduate qualification
  • You must be a practising attorney or a candidate attorney
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited University in South Africa

How to apply

Download and complete the relevant application form:

Undergraduate students: Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Postgraduate students: Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
Undergraduate students:

  • Passport sized Photograph (to be attached to the application form)
  • South Africa ID document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
  • Academic record official transcript, including results for semester 1 (on institutes letterhead)
  • Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law (must refer to your academic record, and if in serious financial need, testify as to your ability to complete the LLB degree within the prescribed period)

Postgraduate students:

  • Passport sized Photograph (to be attached to the application form)
  • South Africa ID document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
  • Academic record official transcript, including results for semester 1 (on institutes letterhead)
  • Completed degree and complete academic record (on institutes letterhead)
  • Salary advice slip
  • Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law (must refer to your academic record, and if in serious financial need, testify as to your ability to complete the LLB degree within the prescribed period)
  • Full details of any other bursary, grant or financial assistance you have received

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Post:

Bursary Coordinator
Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund
P O Box 3062
Cape Town
8000

– Hand deliver:

Mr Shawn Africa
Bursary Co-ordinator
Attorneys Fidelity Fund
5th Floor Waalburg Building
28 Wale Street
Cape Town
8000

Bursary Application Closing Date: 15 August 2022

Note: applications received via email or fax will NOT be accepted.

 

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