Aug 6,2019 / News / Johannesburg Seminar

Werksmans’ Pro Bono Department understands the dire need for the law to be made more accessible to the general public and that education is one of the key ways to promote and facilitate access to legal services and justice.
As such, the Pro Bono Department has presented workshops on a range of legal topics to various organisations and schools in disadvantaged communities over the years.
Given the scourge of gender based violence in South Africa, Werksmans’ Pro Bono Department would like to provide free legal education in the form of training workshops on the laws relating to protection orders in terms of the Domestic Violence Act. These training workshops are aimed at support staff and will commence on 1 August 2019.
Please contact us should you be interested in providing this free workshop to staff members at your firm.


• Welcome and Introduction to the Domestic Violence Act;

• Procedure to obtain a Protection Order (30 minutes); and

• Question and answer session (15 minutes).