Hon. Mrs Justice Koreen Etambuyu Mwenda-Zimba is a Judge of the High Court, Commercial Division. She was appointed Judge of the High Court on 7th March, 2019. Justice Mwenda-Zimba holds a Master of Laws Degree in Corporate and Commercial Law from ZCAS University and a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Zambia. In her final year of study at the University of Zambia, she obtained a Senate Award as the “Best Graduating Student in Alternative Dispute Resolution Mechanisms” at the University’s Graduation Ceremony of June, 2006. She was admitted to the Bar in 2007.
She is a qualified legislative drafter having obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting from the Zambia Institute of Advanced Legal Education in 2012. She trained as a mediator with the Edwards Mediation Academy of the United States as well as the ADR Center International of Rome, Italy. She is a trained arbitrator and has attained the level of Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Hon. Justice Mwenda-Zimba joined the Judiciary as a Senior Research Advocate in 2013. She worked as a Senior Research Advocate in the Deputy Chief Justice’ Chambers and Supreme Court from 2013 to 2019. She was then promoted to the position of Registrar of the High Court, Commercial Court Division, a position she held from 2016 until her appointment as High Court Judge in 2019.
Before Joining the Judiciary, Hon. Justice Zimba worked for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) for seven years. During her stay at ACC, she rose to the rank of Senior Legal and Prosecutions Officer. She was also appointed State Advocate for purposes of handling civil matters on behalf of the Attorney-General. She also presented papers at various fora, notable among these was a presentation on the topic “Mutual Legal Assistance in Corruption Matters, the Zambian perspective”. This was at the International Association for Anti-Corruption Agencies, (IAACA) Annual Meeting in November, 2010. Whilst at the ACC, Hon. Justice Mwenda-Zimba was awarded with the attribute of the “Most Honest Employee” in recognition of valuable contribution to productivity of the Anti-Corruption Commission.
Justice Mwenda-Zimba is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) London and Zambia and a Member of the International Association of Women Judges.