Hon. Mrs. Justice Mwaaka Chigali Mikalile is a Judge of the High Court. She was appointed Judge of the High Court on 14th July, 2021. Justice Mikalile holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Zambia and is currently pursuing a Master of Laws degree in Corporate and Commercial Law. She was admitted to the bar in 2008.
Prior to her current appointment, Justice Mikalile served as Principal Resident Magistrate at the Lusaka Subordinate Courts from 2014 to 2021. Justice Mikalile served in various other positions in the Judiciary since she first joined Magistrate Class II in 2007. She served as Senior Resident Magistrate at the Lusaka Subordinate Court from 2012 to 2014 and as Resident Magistrate at the Lusaka Subordinate Court from 2008 to 2012.
From 2018 to 2021, she served as the Chairperson of the Child Justice Forum (CJF), an open ended consortium of key institutions in the child justice system in Zambia.
Justice Mikalile is a member of a number of associations including the Zambia Association of Women Judges.