The 20th Anniversary of the Judge JP Karuaihe Trust and the 13th Annual JPK Trust Legal Excellence Awards took place on Friday, 22 November 2019 at Droombos, Windhoek.
For the seventh time the JPK Trust Legal Excellence Awards ceremony took place on the same day and prior to the LSN AGM.
Since the awards are centred around legal practitioners and law students the LSN created an opportunity for its members to be present when future legal practitioners and their peers are awarded for their achievements.
The Law Society’s involvement with the Judge JPK Trust started during 2006 when the trustees of the JPK Trust approached the LSN to assist them in identifying and selecting deserving winners for the ‘legal excellence awards’ thereby acknowledging the dedication, efforts and commitment of legal practitioners who are enhancing and protecting the Rule of Law in Namibia and honouring their social responsibilities.
Legal Excellence Awards
The LSN received the names of the best students from the Justice Training Centre and University of Namibia, respectively.
With regard to the human rights and social responsibility awards many of the LSN members contribute to society but they do not always ‘advertise’ their good deeds. The LSN invited nominations for the awards from its members. Best Student AwardsBest JTC Student for 2018LEON LOCHNER achieved an average of 71.90% respectively in all 11 subjects.
Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi, on behalf of the JPK Trust, presented Leon Lochner with the trophy.