Sabinet Online Ltd, an information company facilitating access to information for more than 28 years, announced that as from 1 November 2011, the company will offer free access to South African legislation to small law firms in conjunction with the profession's Law Library (formerly KwaZulu-Natal Law Society Library: www.lawlibrary.co.za ). These small law firms will have to meet certain criteria to be able to qualify for this offer of one year's free access to Sabinet's NetLaw product.
Sabinet has been in discussions with the Law Library on how to assist small law firms who do not have the means to afford access to online legislation. Rosalind Hattingh, managing director of Sabinet said: "Our company is pleased to be in a position to offer easy and quick access to consolidated, updated online legislation to smaller law firms."
The offer will be available to qualifying law firms from 1 November 2011 to 31 October 2012. The criteria for a law firm to qualify for this offer are: - the law firm must be comprised of three (3) or fewer practising attorneys; their fidelity fund certificates and annual law society subscriptions must be up to date and paid in full; the law firm must already have internet connectivity to be able to make use of this online legislation product. Additionally, the law firm must sign a service agreement and accept Sabinet's terms and conditions.
Gavin McLachlan, Chairperson of the KZN Law Society Library Committee said: "I am looking forward to the implementation of this initiative which will certainly benefit our less advantaged members. We also look forward to working on future information access projects that we have discussed with Sabinet, which is a valued information partner of our Library."
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Established in 1983, Sabinet is today a leader in facilitating access to electronic information. Over the past 28 years, the company has grown extensively to provide a wide range of products and services to diverse markets. Its product range includes legal products and services, library products and services, library management systems, electronic publications, content management services and digitisation services.