MEMORANDUM

TO:    ALL PRACTICING ATTORNEYS IN THE BOKSBURG DISTRICT

FROM:    NKOSANA E NKOSI

DATE:    27 JANUARY 2016

SUBJECT:    SMALL CLAIMS COURT – BOKSBURG

Dear Colleague

This is a humble plea to you to consider participating actively in the affairs of Boksburg Small Claims Court.

CURRENT POSITION

  1. There are only two (2) attorneys serving as commissioners of the Boksburg Small Claims Court. The Commissioners are Mr. Nhlapo of Nhlapo Moloto Attorneys and Mr Nkosi the writer hereof.
  2. The court seats on Tuesdays from 17H00 and adjourns at the commissioner’s discretion which on average is at 19H00.
  3. On average the roll has about twenty matters per seating.
  4. Each commissioner is on duty twice a month.

COMPELLING REASONS TO PARTICIPATE

 

  1. I believe we all have a moral duty and a social responsibility to participate.
  2. In terms of the Law Society’s directive, we all have a legal duty to participate in the Pro - Bono programme. Your participation in the Small Claims Court is accredited as Pro - Bono participation.
  3. Your personal and firms profile will be enhanced.
  4. You get the opportunity to serve your community and the society at large. Consequently, access to justice will be promoted.
  5. You will gain a wealth of experience in adjudication and the list goes on and on.
  6. Lastly, IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

HOW TO GO ABOUT IT

  1. Attorneys with five (5) years experience or more in practice qualify to apply to be admitted as a Commissioner of the Small Claims Court.
  2. You may approach the office of the Chief Magistrate or the Court Manager in Boksburg magistrates Court.
  3. You will be furnished with application forms to complete and submit to the Chief Magistrate.
  4. If the Minister of Justice approves your application you will be sworn in, receive training and thereafter start your duties as a commissioner.

CONCLUSION

  1. The writer hereof has been a Commissioner continuously for approximately seventeen (17) years. I have no regrets.
  2. There is a dire need for more commissioners. I plead with you to seriously consider applying. Please feel free to contact me should need be.

 

Yours faithfully

 

NKOSANA NKOSI
NKOSI NKOSANA INC.

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