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Vacancies: Manager Risk & Compliance, Senior Inspector Trust Accounts
|The Risk & Compliance Unit reports to the Director, as well as the Council of the LSN and is, inter alia, responsible for ensuring the execution of trust account audits/reviews/inspections in terms of adopted standards and methodologies; assessing risk and compliance; ensuring submission of reports to the Law Society and the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund in respect of audits/reviews/inspections; reporting to the Director, Council and Board of Control of the Fidelity Fund on a continuing basis with regard to risk/non-compliance/other specific deliverables; ensuring that members of the legal fraternity in all the regions comply with the rules relating to the management of trust accounts; enforcing internal controls procedures at law firms; assisting firms in all areas of compliance with the Legal Practitioners Act (15 of 1995), the Rules of the Law Society and any other legislation that impacts on the legal profession, i.e. Financial Intelligence Act, Competition legislation and the Usury Act; providing in-house training to legal practitioners/law firms on trust accounts and compliance related matters, from time to time and assisting with the development of and adherence of control procedures at legal firms.
Find out more about the 'Manager Risk & Compliance' vacancy here.
Find out more about the 'Senior Inspector Trust Accounts' vacancy here.
INDEPENDENCE DAY - 21 MARCH 2016
|The Law Society of Namibia, on behalf of the legal profession, congratulates the President, His Excellency Dr Hage Geingob, as well as the Government and the People of the Republic of Namibia on achieving 26 years of Peace, Stability and Progress. Read more here.|
Vacancy - Manager Professional Affairs
|Reporting to the Director, as well as the Council of the LSN, the position of Manager Professional Affairs is responsible, inter alia, for the primary management of internal and external relationships in various segments, such as continuing professional development, management of committees and facilitation of complaints against legal practitioners; corporate governance; supporting the strategic and operational objectives of the LSN; and ensuring statutory and policy compliance.
Find out more about the vacancy here.
Vacancy - Senior Legal Officer
|This position supports the Director and Manager Professional Affairs in achieving, inter alia, the primary management of internal and external relationships in various segments, such as continuing professional development, management of committees and facilitation of complaints against legal practitioners; corporate governance; supporting the strategic and operational objectives of the LSN; and ensuring statutory and policy compliance.
Find out more about the vacancy here.
The Law Society of Namibia Council 2015 - 2016
From Left to Right
Front - Ramon Maasdorp (Vice President), Beatrix Greyvenstein (President), Saima Nambinga
Back - Petrus Elago, Gaynor Michaels, Melki Uupindi, Anne-Doris Hans-Kaumbi, Alwyn Harmse
JP Karuaihe Trust Fund Excellence Award Winners
|The 9th annual JP Karuaihe Trust Fund Excellence Award winners have been announced. They are Nicole Duminy (Best LLB Final Year Student 2014), Sune de Klerk (Best JTC Student 2014), the Legal Assistance Centre and the UNAM Legal Aid Clinic.
Find out more about the Trust and the Awards here
Bursaries for Law Studies 2016
|During 2016, bursaries will be available to students to pursue their studies at a suitable institution for a law degree recognised in Namibia. The minimum requirements may be found here...|
Board of Control of the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund
|The Council of the Law Society of Namibia re-appointed Mr Habo Gerdes, Ms Hilke Ahrens and Mr Ramon Maasdorp to serve on the Board of Control of the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund.
For more details see here
Law Society bursary recipients for 2015
|As part of its policy to promote the education of candidates to gain entry to the legal profession, the Law Society with the assistance of the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund and the Namibian Legal Practitioners’ Trust awarded nine bursaries for 2014. See the recipients, here...|
Election of International Bar Association Officers
|At the International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference in Tokyo held during October 2014, the IBA Council met and elected new office bearers.
Mrs Deidre Sauls (Past President and Councillor of the Law Society of Namibia) was elected as one of the Bar Issues Commission (BIC) Officers. In addition to her general duties as BIC Officer, she will also be responsible for communications in Africa and Europe.
For more details on the IBA elections see here
International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives
|At the IILACE annual meeting held in Cape Town during November new Executive Committee was elected.
Mrs Retha Steinmann (Past and Present Director of the Law Society of Namibia) was elected as Secretary / Treasurer of the IILACE Executive Committee for a two-year term.
For more details on the IILACE annual meeting see here
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08 April 2016Vacancies: Manager Risk & Compliance, Senior Inspector Trust Accounts
07 January 2016The Law Society of Namibia Council 2015 - 2016
05 January 2016JP Karuaihe Trust Fund Excellence Award Winners
11 October 2015Bursaries for Law Studies 2016
22 April 2015Board of Control of the Legal Practitioners’ Fidelity Fund