To give an example of how his clients lose business as a result of the LSP`s publication, the defendant`s lawyer said: « On Thursday, CEDA`s lawyer, Mr. Lesole, called the 7th applicant, Obolokile Sekga, and told her they were concerned about the publication and could not send her legal work because of the publication. » In addition, the lawyers argue that under the law, if a lawyer does not apply for a training certificate for one year after the expiry of his certificate, the clerk informs the lawyer by registered mail, which is sent to his last known address. The lawyers say they have never received such notification of expiry of the certificate of practice by the registrar of the High Court. They argue that, under section 58 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1996, only members of the society whose names have been removed from the list by the Registrar of the High Court are no longer members of the society. Unoda Mack, Situ Chilume, Anna Motlhagodi, Shaboyo Motsamai, Patricia Corentin, Isaack Seloko and Obolokile Sekga filed an urgent application against the LSB in the High Court. The aggrieved lawyers want the High Court to declare the publication of the LSB illegal and inform the public that they are not members of the bar. They also want the LSB to withdraw the publications it has made in the print and electronic media, which it does not have the right to exercise. He is also Chair of the Intelligence Tribunal, a quasi-judicial body that oversees the work of the Intelligence Directorate. Seloko is a member of the Central Committee of the Botswana Democratic Party. Seven lawyers sued the Law Society of Botswana (LSB) after being blacklisted.
« Due to the illegal and illegal publication, plaintiffs will not be heard in the various courts where they have pending cases, they will not be able to file documents in the Registry of Deeds, Commercial Register, Regional Court, Labour Court and other courts, and we expect a mass exodus of clients from their law firms. Your ability to attract new or potential customers has been destroyed. It is also possible that persons holding positions in various organs, organs and tribunals may be removed from office because their integrity has been seriously compromised. « These lawyers have not been removed from the list of lawyers by the Registrar of the High Court within the meaning of section 32(4) of the Legal Practitioners Act and, as such, remain members of the Law Society of Botswana, » the lawyers say in their affidavits. The lawyers, represented by Moses Kadye Attorneys, argue that the publication is illegal and violates their professional integrity. The LSB, for its part, claims that lawyers do not have certificates of practice for 2011, so they are not allowed to practise until they have regularised themselves with the company and the Registrar of the High Court.