CHIEF Justice Ireen Mambilima is in Washington DC, United States of America for consultations with that country’s judiciary.
Justice Mambilima said following the changes in the Zambian Constitution, the judiciary is consulting with its counterparts in order to understand how the judicial system in the United States of America operates.
In a media release obtained from First Secretary for Press and Public Relations Patricia Littiya, Justice Mambilima expected to hold talks with the Chief Justice of the United States of America John Roberts to discuss the that country’s jurisprudence and explore rules of the court in their judicial system.
Justice Mambilima added that her delegation is in the America at the invitation of the Department of State under the International Visitor Leadership Program project entitled “U.S. Justice System, for Zambia.”
She was speaking at the Zambian Embassy in Washington DC when she paid a courtesy call on Chargé d'Affaires Joseph Chilaizya.
She said during the program, the delegation will examine the overview of U.S. Federalism, study the U.S. Judicial System, the Role of International NGOs and Volunteer Lawyers in Supporting the Rule of Law as well as have a workshop on Court Administration, Judicial Leadership and Reform, and Technology Advancements in the Courtroom.
Justice Mambilima observed that during the program the delegation will examine the use of information technology to improve judicial efficiency, observe best practices in court administration and record keeping and explore aspects of judicial accountability in the United States.
She is accompanied by the Chief Administrator of the Judiciary Supreme Court, Mrs. Nalishebo Imataa, Network Administrator of the Judiciary, Ms. Sylvia Kakundu Tolosi and the Personal Assistant to the Chief Justice Mrs. Patricia Mwila Bowa.