George Pawa (2013) after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), decided to complete his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP) which allowed him to get his practising certificate. He is now working as a solicitor at Eckermann Solicitors.
“I help clients on matters ranging from commercial disputes to advising clients with debt recovery claims and appearing before the Court on criminal matters.”
“Nazareth is a special place to learn and grow for a multitude of reasons. My teachers really helped me to grow and treated me with respect as an individual even though I challenged them at times,” states George.
George reveals he participated in many co-curricular programs at school including basketball and football and took part in business, economics, and competitions.
He believes the teachers and staff at Nazareth helped him become the person he is today. “The teachers shaped my mind, not just as an analytical thinker, but also as a person. During the latter stages of my high schooling, I thought of pursuing a career as an economist, lawyer, or insolvency accountant.” He continues “during Year 12 I sought the guidance of my teachers as to how I could achieve my goals and contribute to the wider community.”
The message George would give his younger self is a message of gratitude to all the teachers and staff that “kept the lights on at Nazareth.”
The advice he would give the current and future Year 12 students is “anything is possible and believe in yourself”.
On the horizon for George is to “continue seeking a meaningful career, contribute to the community, and continue working as a Solicitor with a well-respected reputation.”
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