Linda KasondeLinda Kasonde


Lusaka, Zambia

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Legal Practitioner

Occupational Position: Partner at Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners

Professional History


Linda Kasonde is a legal practitioner based in Lusaka, Zambia, and a named partner of the law firm Mulenga Mundashi Kasonde Legal Practitioners. She was elected as the first female President of the Law Association of Zambia in April 2016, a position that she held until April 2018.

Linda was admitted to the Zambian Bar in 2001. She had previously worked as an Advocate at the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women, a project run by the Law Association of Zambia. She was employed by Mulenga Mundashi and Company in Lusaka in 2004, where she rose to the position of partner in 2009 at the age of 30.  At that time, she became the first female partner in an established and internationally-recognised Zambian law firm to be elevated to the position of named partner. 

She is a 2017 recipient of the IE University’s award, Extraordinary People Inspiring the IE Community (EPIC), in the Women Inspiring Women category. In December 2016, The Africa Report named her as "One of the people to watch out for in 2017 in Southern Africa". In the same month, she was awarded the Zambia Society for Public Administration’s Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima Distinguished Award in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of public service excellence in Zambia.

She is an alumna of the Harvard University’s Leadership in the 21st Century Executive Programme 2013. She is also a 2014 alumna of the prestigious U.S. State Department’s International Visitor’s Leadership Programme (IVLP) on Women in Political and Social Affairs, and a 2017 alumna of the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s International Leaders Programme.

Linda is an officer of the Bar Issues Commission and of the Africa Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA). She is also a former member of the inaugural Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal in Zambia.

 

Qualifications


LLB Law Degree from the University of Leicester
LLM Law Degree from the University of Cape Town

Programs


2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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