President / Chairperson
Immaculate Maluza has recently been elected as President of the Women Lawyers Association, She is an accomplished human rights lawyer with 6 years of experience in using strategic litigation to advance the rights of vulnerable groups. She has an LLB (Hons) from the University of Aberystwyth, Bar Professional Training Course (City Law School, London) and she completed the Malawi Legal Practitioners Qualifying Course (MILE). Immaculate has also created and managed several successful projects which have improved access to rights for people with mental disabilities, sex workers, LGBTIQA+ persons, women, and children to mention a few.
Mphatso Rose Iphani
Mphatso Rose Iphani holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree from the University Chancellor College University of Malawi. She has 5 years of experience in private practice. During the 5 years, Mphatso has handled complex civil litigation from commencement through trial. She has knowledge in the areas of contract law, torts, commercial law corporate law, and employment law.
Mphatso is the current Vice President for WLA. She is a firm believer that a society that values women and men equally is a safer and healthier society. Mphatso is very committed to the advancement of child rights particularly the rights of children in conflict with the law.
Blantyre Chapter President
Celeste Mathata Chibwana
Celeste holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) from Cavendish University Zambia, a professional certification in Risk Management from UNICAF University and is currently pursuing an MBA with UNICAF University.
Celeste is currently working in the Civil Service as a Principal Lecturer of Law at Staff Development Institute.
Celeste is the Blantyre Chapter President of Women Lawyers Association (Malawi)
Regional Secretary, Mzuzu Chapter
Jenala Bota is a Regional Secretary, Mzuzu Chapter, for Women Lawyers Association of Malawi (WLA). She is currently working with Malawi Legal Aid Bureau, a government institution that provides legal assistance to people with insufficient financial means.
She holds an LLB (Mw) and an LLM with a specialisation in human rights law from the University of Cape Town. She is particularly interested in refugees and asylum seekers. She also has extensive experience is criminal, contract and, land law.”
Legal Aid Coordinator
Chigomezgo Kamanga holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree from Cavendish University Zambia, and she completed the Malawi Legal Practitioners Qualifying Course offered by the Malawi Institute of Legal Education (MILE).
She has great experience in civil and criminal litigation and Legal drafting through the Legal Aid Bureau where she is working as a Legal Practitioner.
Currently, Chigomezgo is serving as the Legal Aid coordinator for the Women Lawyers Association-Mzuzu Chapter. She is very passionate about advancing the rights of women, girls, and persons with disabilities. Her areas of research interest include human rights and international law.
Clara Khaki holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) Degree from the University of Malawi. She has over 6 years post admission experience in private practice and the financial services sector. Through her experience, she has gained vast knowledge in employment and labour law, contract law and commercial law generally. Clara has special interest in inheritance law and women’s employment and economic rights.