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JPK Trust Legal Excellence AwardsThe 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 Awards
Best JTC Student for 2018
LEON 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.
Meyer van den Berg, on behalf of the LSN, presented Leon Lochner with a LSN voucher in the amount of N$3,500.00.
Best LLB Final Year Student for 2018
REBEKKA HAIMBILI achieved a 69.8% average in the LLB programme.
Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi, on behalf of the JPK Trust, presented Rebekka Haimbili, with the trophy.
Meyer van den Berg, on behalf of the LSN, presented Rebekka Haimbili with a LSN voucher in the amount of N$2,500.00.
Legal Excellence Award for Social Responsibility
The winner is: LORENTZ ANGULA INC (ENS Africa)
Andreas Potgieter and Kennedy Haraseb accepted the award on behalf of the firm from Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi.
Legal Excellence Award for Human Rights
The winner is: DIETER MAREE OF MAREE & ASSOCIATES
Dieter Maree accepted the award from Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi.
Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi also presented the LSN with an award for its contributions towards the JPK Trust.
Meyer van den Berg, on behalf of the LSN, received the award. He thanked the JPK Trust for joining hands with the LSN to honour these achievements, he congratulated the JPK Trust with its 20th Anniversary and wished the JPK Trust much success with their future endeavours.The LSN trusts that their commitment to providing bursaries to deserving candidates to study law and honouring achievements will go from strength to strength and that the LSN and the JPK Trust will have a long and fruitful relationship.
Retha Steinmann (LSN Director), Appolos Shimakeleni (LSN Councillor), Dieter Maree (Winner: Legal Excellence Award for Human Rights), Vanessa Boesak (LSN Councillor & Lorentz Angula Inc / ENS Africa), Andreas Potgieter and Kennedy Haraseb (Winner: Legal Excellence Award for Social Responsibility on behalf of Lorentz Angula Inc / ENS Africa), Meyer van den Berg (LSN Vice Chairperson), Stacey Bock (LSN Chairperson), Rebekka Haimbili (Winner: Best Student Final Year LLB 2018), Ngamane Karuaihe-Upi (Director JPK), Leon Lochner (Best JTC Student 2018), Umbi Karuaihe-Upi (JPK Trustee), Eldorette Harmse and Gilroy Kasper (LSN Councillors).
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