69 LAWYER MONTHLY ADR AWARDS 2023 Mediator of the Year Founder and Managing Partner Dickson Jere & Associates About Dickson Jere Dickson Jere is a Zambian Lawyer (Barrister) and Founder/ Managing Partner of a boutique law firm – Dickson Jere & Associates. Jere is a litigation lawyer of repute and has appeared before the superior Courts of Zambia in leading and reported cases (Supreme Court and Constitutional Court). Jere is also a practicing Arbitrator and Mediator in Zambia specializing mainly in commercial disputes. He is Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and also past Honorary Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators – Zambia Branch. He has appeared before various Arbitration Tribunals including international cases at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). Jere has recorded a number of successes in mediating commercial disputes in Zambia and is a go-to practitioner. He has handled cases in mining, energy, construction, banking, real estate and sports law. He is Board Member of the National Olympics Committee of Zambia and Chairman of the Legal and Ethics Commission. Jere is non-executive director in a number of private companies. He also served as Commissioner appointed by the Zambian President to draft the country’s new Constitution alongside other prominent personalities. He is a holder of law degree from the University of Zambia and has also earned two Masters Degree (Human Rights Law from University of Lusaka) and (Masters in Intellectual Property) jointly awarded by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Africa University of Zimbabwe. Jere also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting as well as a Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations. Dickson Jere Attorney at Law Dickson Jere & Associates 1st Floor, deVere House, Plot Number 284, P. O. Box 30076 Cnr Joseph Mwilwa and Great East Mobile: +260-977-767887 Rhodes Park Lusaka- ZAMBIA ZAMBIA Dickson Jere Jere had served in both the government and private sector and was once senior advisor and spokesman of Zambia’s President Rupiah Banda (2008 – 2011). He also served as President of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA - Zambia). Jere is a senior member of the Zambian Bar and member of the Law Association of Zambia and the SADC Lawyers Association.