Kene Ilochonwu Emerges First Black Bencher Elected To The Law Society Of Alberta

Kene Ilochonwu, a legal counsel with Parkland Corporation has emerged as the first Black bencher elected to the Law Society of Alberta in its 113-year-history.

The law society board is made up of 24 members, known as benchers. Twenty are lawyers, elected by the profession, and four are members of the public, appointed by the minister of justice.

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Chief Superintendent Catherine Ugorji Receives Runner-Up Award As 2020 UN Woman Police Officer Of The Year

Chief Superintendent Catherine Ugorji of the Nigerian police and serving with the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) has been selected by the UN as one of two runners-up for the prestigious UN Woman Police Officer of the Year award for 2020.

Under-Secretary-General for Peace Operations Jean-Pierre Lacroix, in a statement by Oluseyi Soremekun, the National Information Officer of the UN System in Nigeria, said through both her words and actions, UN Police Officer Catherine Ugorji exemplifies the best of UN policing.

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Dorothy Udeme Ufot Wins African Arbitrator (AFAA) Of The Year Award 2020

Mrs. Dorothy Udeme Ufot has won the African Arbitrator (AFAA) of the Year Award at a virtual event hosted on the sidelines of the yearly East African International Arbitration Conference, which took place in Nairobi, Kenya.

Mrs. Dorothy Udeme Ufot, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and chartered arbitrator, defeated her counterparts Professor Mohammed Abdel Wahab from Egypt and Dr. Jamsheed Peeroo from Mauritius.

The Africa Arbitration Awards winners were announced and celebrated in a virtual ceremony that was broadcast live on Zoom, YouTube and on the conference portal.

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