The recognition of the ("NFA") by the legal fraternity is inter alia evidenced by the fact that several members have acted as Judges in the High Court. A former member, the Honourable Judge Ronnie Bosielo, was elevated to the bench and is now a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Members such as N. De V. Duvenhage, J.J.S. Prinsloo and H A Knopp have been appointed as Senior Councel by the President of the Republic of South Africa.

In order to receive briefs from the Legal Aid Board ("LAB"), a practitioner must be a member of a recognized Bar Association. Our members receive both criminal and civil briefs from the LAB on a regular basis.

The Judicial Service Commission further approaches the NFA on a regular basis for recommendations in respect of the appointment of new Judges.

The NFA has been a viable option for its experienced members to practice as advocates in a controlled and formalized environment, and the successes of members in court cases during the past 19 years are a clear indication of the competency of our members.