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council aug 2016

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Front:  Retha Steinmann (Director), Ingrid Husselmann, Wouter Rossouw (President), Anne-Doris Hans-Kaumbi.
Back: Smart Elago, Saima Nambinga, Ramon Maasdorp (Vice President),  Gaenor Michaels, Melki Uupindi
vacancy   The LSN has recently started a project that aims to make recommendations to the Namibian Government and the LSN members, for changes to the profession’s governing instruments, i.e. the Act, the Rules and the Policies. Similarly, changes are proposed for the LSN’s operational arm.
This project strives to put the legal profession in a better position to protect, promote and grow the fundamentals of a free, just and progressive Namibian society.

Find out more about the 'Project Manager' vacancy here.
vacancy   Reporting to the Director, as well as the Council of the LSN, the Financial Manager is responsible, inter alia, for the bookkeeping and financial management of the LSN; payroll; preparation of monthly financial statements; preparation and management of the annual budget; preparation and management of projected cash flow statements; ensuring good corporate governance; managing the operational financial objectives of the LSN; developing strategies and long-term goals; liaising with the auditors regarding the yearly audit; developing external relationships with the banks, Receiver of Inland Revenue and other statutory organisations; responsible for the issuing of membership accounts and the collection of fees owed to the LSN; and ensuring statutory and policy compliance.


Find out more about the 'Financial Manager' vacancy here.
vacancy   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.
lsn notice   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   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   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.
JPK Trust 2   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
student-1 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-fidelity-fund-2015 sm   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
student-1 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...
Deidre-Sauls   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
Retha-lilace   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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