Ngosa Simachela is a legal practitioner with ten years standing in private practice at the Zambian Bar. She currently serves as a member of the Council of the Law Association of Zambia (LAZ) and is responsible for their International Relations Committee which fosters links between LAZ and other Bar Associations in the region and internationally. Ngosa also serves as the editor-in-chief of the LAZ Newsletter, a bi-monthly publication that informs members about the Association’s activities and articulates leadership responses to legal issues arising in the country. She is a member of the Audit and Risk Committees of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Examinations Council of Zambia. In August 2016, she served as an adjudicator on the inaugural Local Government Elections Tribunal established under the Amended Zambian Constitution. At a regional and international level, Ngosa is a member of the Southern African Development Community Lawyers Association and served on their election observer mission to South Africa in May 2014. She is an officer of the International Bar Association Africa Regional Forum, a specialised committee looking specifically at challenges facing lawyers on the African continent. In this regard, she was instrumental in hosting the Regional Forum Conference in Livingstone, Zambia, opened by the President in November 2015. The conference theme was ‘Economic Development and the Rule of Law in Africa’. Ngosa is passionate about the rule of law and the use of the law as an instrument of social order, justice and accountability.