LAZ President Linda Kasonde
LAZ President Linda Kasonde

Former Law Association of Zambia President Linda Kasonde has been elected Vice President for Africa of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.

Ms. Kasonde was elected during the Commonwealth Law Conference taking place in Livingstone from 8th to 12th April, 2019.
President Edgar Lungu is officially opening the conference at Avani Hotels under the theme: “The Rule of Law in Retreat? Challenges for the Modern Commonwealth.”
The Commonwealth Law Conference has always been a unique event attracting the legal fraternity spread over the continents by offering a platform to discuss topical issues.
Some of the presentations on various streams have focused on Corporate and Commercial, Constitutional and Human Rights, Legal and the Judicial Profession and also Contemporary Legal topics.
Three years ago, Ms. Kasonde was elected Zambia’s first female President of the Law Association.

Linda Kasonde obtained her LLB Degree from the University of Leicester in England in 2000.

In 2007, Ms. Kasonde obtained a commercially-biased Masters Degree in Law (LLM) from the University of Cape Town.

Since her admission to the Zambian Bar, Ms. Kasonde has worked as an Advocate at the National Legal Aid Clinic for Women and was employed at her current firm in 2004 and rose to the position of partner in 2009 and in 2014 became the first female to be elevated to the position of named partner in a top ranked firm in Zambia.

Ms Kasonde is an alumnus of the Harvard University’s Leadership in the 21st Century Executive Programme 2013.

She has also undergone training in law practice management on the IE University’s Lawyers’ Management Programme in Madrid and London in 2012.

Ms. Kasonde is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) in England and Zambia.

Ms Kasonde is also an officer of the Women’s Interest Group committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Convenor of the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Committee of LAZ.

She is a former member of the inaugural Competition and Consumer Protection Tribunal, a 2014 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow, a 2014 alumni of the United States of America State Department’s International Visitor’s Leadership Programme (IVLP), Director of Fashion Retailers (Zambia) Limited (a member of the Foschini Group), a board member of a Zambian NGO called Alchemy Women in Leadership.

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42 COMMENTS

    • Congrats Linda. Arguably the best LAZ president in recent years. You stood for what you believed in courageously. Very proud of you!

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    • Congratulations Linda…you see bootlickers when you are professional you are rewarded but when you want to appease you are sent to High commission doing nothing wasting your career.

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    • Congratulations let the jealous ones dig there own graves , again you’ve proven that youre the greatest. Proud of you.

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    • XXXX Princess you not not worthy of the Nubian name…here is a Zambian woman who has been recognized all you can do is type two words yet you are the first one here to pretend to champion women rights …you have no shame. You will never recognized so long as you hang out with drunkards and PF thugs in the taverns when you are on holiday in Zambia…they will only recognize you when they are drunk at the end of the night and have run out of options.
      Stop using that name …Nubian were a wise great people!!

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    • Articles like these you wont see JUNIOR talking about the smart people of the Zambian enterprise as we know what that really means!!

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    • Admire her achievements and give her deserving recognition. Wish her well in her endeavors, if anything were she to consider national elective assignment Zambians should have pride in probably encouraging one so qualified as she to double as a role model for the girl child emancipation!

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    • Another talent recognized but overlooked by her own …these are people who should be DPP if you seriously want to fight corruption!!

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    • @Jay Jay, that’s nice man. sometime is good to recognize some hard cores than only praising “LAZY BUMS” kekekekeke

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    • @ Jay Jay, I agree. Here is talent being wasted in Zambia but recognized abroad. DPP would suit this brilliant mind, but awe we want bootlickers

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    • In Zambia only fools like Lazy Lungu a fraudster who stole his client’s money is now a Head of State.

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    • In Zambia only foooools like Lazy Lungu a fraudster who stole his client’s money is now a Head of State.

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  1. African ‘Professionals’ are so focused on credentials at the expense of productivity. Most of these organisations are wining and dining clubs whose resolutions come to zut!!

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  2. Congrats Ms. Linda, shame on those who miserably tried to put you down. It is better that you left the corrupted Zambian system, now you represent a more elevated Africa platform where the political hyenas cannot touch you. May the Almighty God bless you.

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  3. congratulations Linda.Continue doing the right things not impressing people like Ireen Mambilima…lol

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  4. what a difference she makes when she appears on znbc at least for we have a proper zambian girl not these breached cadres and others looking like men.Awe we got gracious ones in zambia

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  5. Hopefully she will go and learn on how to be neutral and impartial when you privileged to hold a certain position. Dont take sides in that job like you shamefully did when you reined as LAZ president, it was pathetic to say the least. Anyway, congrats and raise Zambia’s flag high.

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  6. Elo Ka Linda Kasuuma Sana,i will marry her very soon,not that easterner Dora Siliya who even failed to Keep a marriage of our Bemba Brother Chisha folotiya,and kali kwata class,this is the beauty with Bemba girls.

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  7. The only thing to say is you can’t put down a good person like Linda. It has taken the Commonwealth to recognize Linda’s abilities, whereas our own Zambian leaders (including the one to officially open the meeting) were always calling for her arrest EVERYDAY without shame. PF was always conniving with some LAZ members to snipe against her….but they failed. These are the trully annointed, who live with a vision for Zambia. Just watch comments from PF cadres on this —- cobwebs in the head, and jealousy in the devilish hearts. She is God’s child, you can’t bring her down. Congratulations Linda.

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  8. Thank you, you were doing a good job, that is why you have been recognized. Indeed you have shamed the corrupt pf system who thought you would be their rubber stamp, but you always stood at the side of the law. See now the price of a good job they are still down where the fought you and you are up there, the corrupt are always shortsighted. We know you are still going very far.

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  9. Upcoming presidential material right there… seemingly along the likes of Levy Mwanawasa. We may not be a doomed state after all. Congrats Linda

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    • Koma ma zambians we have become very shallow! What is there to excite us pamene spa sure?

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  10. PLEASE FORM A PARTY WE VOTE U IN 2021 AS ZAMBIA PRESIDENT, BUT THIS KA PHOTO IS KA OLD ONE WE WANT TO SEE HOW U LOOK NOW

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