Categories of Membership

Academic Membership - Click here to register

Membership fee for academics who are employed in a full-time capacity at a registered tertiary institution

Adjunct member - Click here to register

An adjunct member is a member who is not registered with a primary regulatory body such as the HPCSA, LPC or Nursing Council. Examples may include case managers and claims handlers.

Honorary Life Members

Honorary memberships are awarded in recognition of exceptional service to SAMLA and special contributions to Medico-Legal Practice in South Africa. Our Honorary Life Members are Dr/Adv Anton Van Den Bout (Founder of SAMLA), Judge Neels Claassen, Prof JHR Becker, Dr Herman Edeling and Mr. Trevor Reynolds.

Member - Click here to register

Membership fee for all ordinary members. Members must be registered with a primary regulatory body. If not, please register as an adjunct Member. Do NOT pay here if you are a medico-legal practitioner who has been accredited by the Credentialing Committee please.

Member with Registration as a Medico-Legal Practitioner - Click here to register

Membership fee ONLY for members who have been accredited by the Credentialing Committee of SAMLA for entry into the Register of Medico-Legal Practitioners

Non-Member - Click here to register

Legal- or Healthcare professional (or student) not yet a SAMLA Member, wishing to attend a workshop or seminar.

Student - Click here to register

University students (under or full-time postgraduate) registered at Faculty of Law or Medicine (including an allied medical faculty.) Proof of registration at a university is required.

Advantages of Membership

Through regular participation, SAMLA members enjoy the rich intellectual rewards that come from stimulating engagement with trained, wise and influential minds. SAMLA provides ample opportunities for contribution, recognition, influence and growth.

Membership of SAMLA provides you with contact with like-minded persons of all walks of life, who are interested in and/or who work in the medico-legal space. SAMLA members range in experience from novices to highly experienced  professionals. SAMLA  membership is not only about the opportunity to  network, learn and receive, but also to share and provide opportunties, to mentor, and to guide. The common goal is the provision of medico-legal services that are ethical, competent, and that are consistent with Constitutional values.

SAMLA's functioning is underpinned by a strong transformation imperative, with a fundamental belief that education and sharing underscore transformation.

At SAMLA seminars and expert training sessions, members encounter and discuss medico-legal challenges, controversies and ethics, as well as the science and law that apply to the medico-legal field.

Presenters and attendees also obtain valuable CPD points.

Join our expanding base of thought leaders and build your competence in the challenging and rewarding field of medico-legal practice. 

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