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, and who have no other source of income other than their university salary. Please send your proof of employment as a full-time academic to

Adjunct member - Click here to register

Registration and/or annual payment as an adjunct member - one is an adjunct member if you are 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.

Member - Click here to register

Membership registration and/or annual fee for all ordinary members. Members must be registered with a primary regulatory body e.g., HPCSA, LPC. If not, please register as an Adjunct Member. Do NOT pay here if you are already a SAMLA-accredited Medico-Legal Practitioner who has been accredited by the Credentialing Committee - instead, please register as a Medico-Legal Practitioner on this page.

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

Registration and/or annual fee payment. Please do not register and/or pay as a medico-legal practitioner UNLESS you have applied to SAMLA and submitted all the relevant documentation, and been accredited by SAMLA. See

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 post-graduate) registered at a University in South Africa. Please send your proof of registration to

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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