Law Society director moves up in ranks
The Director of the Law Society of Namibia, Mrs Retha Steinmann was recently elected to the number three position on the executive committee of the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives (IILACE). Iilace is an association of Chief Executive Officers of the Law Societies and Bar Associations from around the world. It provides a focused forum for exchange of views and information of common interest of local, national and international executive officers of law societies and bar associations.
As an international law organisation, Ilace facilitate the exchange of views and information between members on key issues affecting law associations, the role of law societies and bar associations; and to develop a network for communication among the chief executive officers of these organisations. Ultimately, Ilace exists to promote and defend the status and interests of the legal profession and the rule of law. Mrs Steinmann has served on the Ilace executive committee for the past seven years, but has only been elected two weeks ago to one of the top position. The election took place at the Ilace conference held in Cape Town from 19 to 22 November. The new Ilace executive committee consists of Timothy McGee – President, Cord Bruegmann – Vice President, Retha Steinmann – Secretary / Treasurer, and Heidi Chu, Makanatsa Makonese and Paula Littlewood, the last three serving as Officers at Large. After the conference, the delegates visited Robben Island as part of a familiarisation tour to gain an understanding of South African politics.