Namibian Law Society Director heads IILACE

February 1st, 2018
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By Barbara Whittle

The President of the International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives (IILACE), Cord Brügmann, announced that effective 1 February, Director of the Law Society of Namibia, Retha Steinmann, will become President of IILACE.

Ms Steinmann has served as the Vice President of IILACE for the past year and a half and has served on the executive from 2008. Ms Steinmann is the only African serving on the committee.

IILACE is an association of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of law societies and Bar associations from around the world. It is a unique forum where CEOs exchange views and information of common interest to the legal profession, locally, regionally and internationally. It supports the role of law societies and Bar associations and promotes the rule of law.

The Executive Committee of International Institute of Law Association Chief Executives (IILACE) from left: IILACE Secretary General, John Hoyles; Association of Danish Law Firms Managing Director, Paul Mollerup; New Zealand Law Society Executive Director, Christine Grice; Washington State Bar Association Executive Director and Vice-President of IILACE, Paula Littlewood; Director of the Law Society of Namibia and President of IILACE, Retha Steinmann; Law Society of Hong Kong’s Secretary-General and Secretary/Treasurer of IILACE, Heidi Chu; Outgoing President of IILACE, Cord Brügmann and Federation of Law Societies of Canada Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Herman.

Barbara Whittle, Communication Manager, Law Society of South Africa, barbara@lssa.org.za

This article was first published in De Rebus in 2018 (Jan/Feb) DR 16.

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