Specialist Portals vs Google for Online Legal Information

Specialist Portals vs Google for Online Legal Information | Sabinet

In this article, we will take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of using Google as a source for legal information online, and compare it to an online legal information portal.

The concept might seem slightly strange at first.  After all, why would you use a broad-based search engine when you have access to a specialist online legal information service?  The answer to this question is familiarity.

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South African Legislation is Not Always Easy to Navigate

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South African Legislation is not always easy to navigate. Not only is South Africa working with a hybrid legal system originating from a mix of Dutch and British legal systems, but it also takes into account indigenous customary laws. In addition, we have a Constitution that sets the rules of how the current government works. To make matters even more complicated, there are different spheres of government that make laws, the National, Provincial and Local Government. (more…)

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Where Graduates Can Practice Their Legal Services

Legal Services | SabinetLaw students entering the legal services field face a difficult question when graduating, such as finding the right law firm to work for. You could be attracted by a firm’s high-profile cases; their numeration offers or simply the location.

The choice should be made while studying and specialising in a certain field. If the dream is representing a high profile case, then criminal law is the field you should dedicate your efforts to. However, if you enjoy working with real estate dealings, then consider becoming a solicitor.

Students are provided the opportunity to choose their field during their term, but choosing a specific law firm does become difficult once graduating. Here are some considerations: (more…)

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