Advocates Group 21 was established in 1999 by 21 members of the Johannesburg Society of Advocates. Since then the Group has grown significantly. Currently about 150 advocates call Advocates Group 21 home.
Each member of the Group is committed to the highest standards of professional legal practice and the maintenance of an effective and independent judiciary. The Group is affiliated to the Johannesburg Society of Advocates and its members subscribe to the conduct rules of that society. Members all practise as referral advocates and are therefore unable to assist members of the public directly.
The Group acknowledges its obligation to transformation. Its transformation initiative comprise of three elements: continuing education, skills transfer, and outreach. It maintains a Transformation Fund which aims to assist previously disadvantaged members in building viable practices. Full details of the Group’s transformation agenda can be found here.