JP Karuaihe Trust honours legal students
The 16th Anniversary of the Judge JP Karuaihe Trust and the 9th Annual JPK Trust Legal Excellence Awards took place on 13 November at the Safari Court Hotel.
For the third time, the JPK Trust Legal Excellence Awards ceremony took place on the same day , prior to the Law Society of Namibia’s AGM.
Since the awards are centred around legal practitioners and law students the Law Society created an opportunity for its members to be present when future legal practitioners and their peers are awarded for their achievements.
The Law Society received the names of the best students from the Justice Training Centre and University of Namibia, respectively. Many of the Law Society members contribute to society but they do not always ‘advertise’ their good deeds.
The Best Student Awards were as follows: Best JTC Student for 2014, Sune de Klerk; Best LLB Final Year Student for 2014, Nicole Duminy; Legal Excellence Award for Social Responsibility, UNAM Legal Aid Clinic; Legal Excellence Award for Human Rights, Legal Assistance Centre.
Certificates: Recognition of Social Responsibility for this year the JPK Trust acknowledged two firms who made contributions to Society. These firms weree Ellis, Shilengudwa Inc. and Chris Mayumbelo & Co.
Chris Mayumbelo, of Chris Mayumbelo & Co., received the certificate from Vicky ya Toivo.
Karin Klazen, on behalf of Ellis, Shilengudwa Inc. (ESI), received the certificate from Vicky ya Toivo.
Meanwhile, the Law Society’s involvement with the Judge JPK Trust started during 2006 when the trustees of the JPK Trust approached the Law Society 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.
The Law Society congratulated the JPK Trust with its 16th Anniversary and wished the JPK Trust much success with their future endeavours. The Law Society 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 society the JPK Trust will have a long and fruitful relationship.