A SENIOR member of the Society of Advocates of Namibia, Harold (Harry) Geier, has been appointed as a judge of the High Court. President Hifikepunye Pohamba appointed Geier to the High Court bench on a recommendation from the Judicial Service Commission with effect from April 1, it was announced from the chambers of Chief Justice Peter Shivute on Friday.
Geier has been practising law as a member of the Society of Advocates of Namibia since 1990, and is a past president of the Law Society of Namibia.
He also served as an acting judge of the High Court during February this year, over a three-month period early last year, and for two and a half months in mid-2010.
Born in Windhoek in 1957, Geier completed his school education in Windhoek and studied law at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa, afterwards.
He first practised law as an advocate in Cape Town before he returned to Namibia in 1990 to continue his career on home soil.