A South African Perspective on Nontraditional Clerkships

Ammara Cachalia
South Africa has a dual legal bar, comprised of advocates and attorneys—similar to the distinction between barristers and solicitors in the UK.

South Africa has a dual legal bar, comprised of advocates and attorneys—similar to the distinction between barristers and solicitors in the UK.

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Young lawyers and law students should consider nontraditional clerkships to help advance their careers. Today, I am a trainee with the Johannesburg Society of Advocates. South Africa has a dual legal bar, comprised of advocates and attorneys—similar to the distinction between barristers and solicitors in the UK. Advocates are specialists in forensic skills, legal argument, and courtroom advocacy. My clerkship at the Competition Tribunal of South Africa (Competition Tribunal) equipped me for this challenging career track.

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