The Johannesburg Attorneys Association (JAA) is South Africa’s largest voluntary attorneys association. It represents the interests of some 2 500 attorneys practicing in the greater Johannesburg area (including Soweto) as well as Randburg and Sandton. The Association has over 1 200 paid up members and a very proud 50+ year history. The Association represents the interests of attorneys and although some members of the public are assisted in certain ways, the Association does not have disciplinary powers over its members. People who do have complaints about attorneys need to refer those complaints to the Law Society of the Northern Provinces. The Association does however have the power to arbitrate disputes between member attorneys or members of the public and attorneys, if both parties agree to it.