Pupillage at the Pretoria Bar

The pupillage programme is done through the Pretoria Society of Advocates and the applications forms will be available on their website, www.pretoriabar.co.za during the period of May, June and July of each year, the year prior to which the pupillage programme commence.

It is both our duty and our legacy to teach how laws and words can change the world.

At Groenkloof Chambers we are committed to help build a just society for the future by helping to mould advocates of the future.

To this end, the PSA accepts 50 Bachelor of Law (LLB) graduates for 2022, for a one-year pupillage mentored by advocates from the various chambers.

A pupil must be an admitted advocate (admission to the Roll of Legal Practitioners) or be admitted within 30 days from commencement of the advocate pupillage.

Upon completion, these pupils must pass the National Bar Examination (the "Bar Exam") of the General Council of the Bar before they can apply for membership of the PSA and offices at Groenkloof Chambers or any other chambers.

We firmly believe that by giving these advocates-to-be the best possible training and experience to enable them to pass the Bar Exam, we are also contributing to maintaining a highly skilled community of advocates in our country.