Hon. Lady Justice Yvonne Chembe is a Judge of the Court of Appeal having been appointed to the Court on 3rd April, 2023. Justice Chembe holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Zimbabwe. She was admitted to the bar in 1990.
Prior to her current appointment, she was the Judge-in-Charge of the Ndola High Court. She was appointed to the High Court on 25th November, 2014. Prior to joining the Bench, Justice Chembe served as Legal Counsel at the Bank of Zambia from 2007 to 2014. She also served as Legal Officer at the Rural Electrification Authority in 2007 and as Principal Advocate at the Legal Resources Foundation from 2005 to 2007. The Judge served in the Ministry of Justice of Zimbabwe as an Assistant Law Officer from 1992 to 1996, Law Officer from 1996 to 2001 and Chief Law Officer from 2001 to 2004. From 1990 to 1991, she served as a Prosecutor at the Drug Enforcement Commission before joining the Ministry of Legal Affairs as a State Advocate from 1991 to 1992.
Justice Chembe is a member of the Zambia Association of Women Judges.