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During 2017 the Law Society of Namibia, in collaboration with the Office of the Ombudsman, will be hosting various Free Legal Advice Days.  

The Free Legal Advice Day forms part of the Law Society’s objectives to make legal services more accessible to those members of the public who cannot afford legal services.  

The 1st FLAD was held at the Persianer Hall in Mariental on Friday, 9 June 2017 where 41 members of the community received free legal advice.

The 2nd Free Legal Advice Day for 2017 was held at the Office of the Ombudsman in Ongwediva on Friday, 7 July 2017.  165 Members of the community received free legal advice on topics such as labour, domestic violence, wills & estates, divorce and maintenance.  Due to the large number of persons in need of legal advice, the hours of the FLAD were extended. In order to help as many people possible group lectures, with the opportunity to ask questions, were provided for persons with similar legal issues.  The Office of the Ombudsman will also continue to assist with some of the matters in the coming days.  

At the opening of the Free Legal Advice Day in Ongwediva remarks were made by Ms. Anne-Doris Hans-Kaumbi (Councillor: Law Society of Namibia), Hon. Clemens Kashuupulwa (Governor: Oshana Region), Hon. Jason Asino (Deputy Mayor: Ongwediva Town who represented Hon. Angelina Angula, the Mayor of Ongwediva Town) and Ms. Eileen Rakow (Chief:  Office of the Ombudsman).  
The Hon. Iiyambo (Mayor of Oshakati) was also in attendance.

Front:  Saima Nambinga (Councillor: Law Society of Namibia), Hon. Iiyambo (Mayor: Oshakati), Hon. Kashuupulwa (Governor: Oshana Region), Hon. Asino (Deputy Mayor: Ongwediva Town), Anne-Doris Hans-Kaumbi (Councillor: Law Society of Namibia).

Back:  Retha Steinmann (Director: Law Society of Namibia), Hendrik Mauyamo (Chief Legal: Office of the Ombudsman), Theodore Tsamaseb (Candidate Legal Practitioner: Aingura Attorneys), Simson Aingura (Aingura Attorneys), Timothy Shangadi (Deputy Director Investigations: Office of the Ombudsman), Eileen Rakow (Chief: Office of the Ombudsman) Mr. Kanime (Interpreter for speeches), Ileni Indongo (Office of the Ombudsman), Gaby Ferreira (Assistant to the Director: Law Society of Namibia – Insert), Jo-mari Koekemoer (Manager Professional Affairs: Law Society of Namibia).
Gaby Ferreira

The dates for further Free Legal Advice Days are:

Windhoek:  4 August 2017 (venue to be confirmed)
West Circle – Swakopmund – 18 August 2017 (venue to be confirmed)
Mid-North Circle – Tsumeb – 22 September 2017 (venue to be confirmed)
East Circle – Gobabis – 13 October 2017 (venue to be confirmed)

The Council and Directorate of the Law Society of Namibia sincerely thank all involved for their participation and support in making this project a success.


The Free Legal Advice Day again co-incided with the Far North Circle meeting, held with members of the Law Society of Namibia in the region, on the same day.
Legal practitioners who assisted at the 2nd Free Legal Advice Day for 2017 and/or attended the Circle Meeting:

Front:  Saima Nambinga (Councillor: LSN & Angula Co. Inc.), Simson Aingura (Aingura Attorneys), Veronika Hanongo-Haikali (Dr. Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc.), Retha Steinmann (Director: LSN), Anne-Doris Hans-Kaumbi (Councillor:  LSN & Ueitele & Hans Inc).

Back:  Jo-mari Koekemoer (Manager Professional Affairs:LSN), Charmaine Tjihero (Dr. Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc.), Etegamero Indongo-Antindi (Nored Electricity (Pty) Ltd), Grace Mugaviri (Mugaviri Attorneys), Japhet Gottlieb (Candidate Legal Practitioner: Mugaviri Attorneys), Melvin Nyambe (Shikongo Law Chambers), Mekumbu Tjiteere (Dr Weder, Kauta & Hoveka Inc.), Theodore Tsamaseb (Candidate Legal Practitioner: Ainguira Attorneys).

Absent:  Jan Greyling Jnr. (Greyling & Associates) and Tulonga-Ria Shapumba (Oshakati High Court).