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Amogelang Thaga

Amogelang Thaga

Associate, Minchin & Kelly (Botswana)

Amogelang Thaga is an Associate in the Financial Recoveries Division. She graduated from the University of Botswana in October 2016 with an LLB.

She also helps in the Civil & Corporate Litigation Division where she attends court and drafts when the Division is overwhelmed with cases. Her current responsibilities include marketing, reporting, administration, drafting and court attendances.

In November 2018, Amogelang took part in the Trial Advocacy Training Course which is based on a program developed by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA). NITA is a leading American‑based non-profit organisation which provides legal advocacy skills training in the United States and worldwide. The main aim of the course is to equip lawyers in the skill of trial advocacy and to dynamically and dramatically change the way lawyers practise law and approach litigation.

Over and above this, she participated in the Trial Advocacy Trainers Course in January 2019. This qualification enables her to become a trainer/facilitator.

Experience has included advising:

  • As a team member, financial institutions and insurance companies
  • As a team member, businesses on actions and strategies regarding successful collections
  • As a team member, clients in reviewing documentation, company policies and drafting legal documentation

Professional Qualifications

  • Attorney admitted to the High Court of Botswana (2016)
  • Notary admitted (2017)
  • Conveyancer admitted (2017)


  • University of Botswana, LL.B. (2016)
  • Law Society of Botswana, Certificate in Trial Advocacy (2018)

Prior Experience

  • 2018 to date, Associate, Minchin & Kelly (Botswana), DLA Piper Africa in Botswana
  • 2017, Pupil Attorney, Gaborone based law firm


  • Law Society of Botswana
  • Trial Advocacy Trainer, National Institute of Trial Advocacy (USA) (2013)

Garnishee proceedings

Upon obtaining final judgment sounding in money, there is no guarantee that the money owed will be repaid. Winning does not signal the end of the judicial process. Garnishee proceedings, amongst other court processes may be instituted against a judgement debtor who despite numerous requests refuses to satisfy the judgement debt.

AOD – An unequivocal admission of liability

An Acknowledgment of Debt according to Blacks Law Dictionary, 8th Edition is a written document stating the recognition by a debtor of the existence of a debt commonly referred to as an “AOD”.