Martina Baindu Egbenda
With almost eight years’ experience in the Legal practice, Martina Baindu Egbenda is a practitioner with specialities in Legal research, project management, administration and Legal Advisory services. She holds a Master of Law (LLM) in Comparative Constitutional Law from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary), a Bachelor Degree in Law LLB (Hons.) Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone, Barrister at Law (BL) council of Legal Education, Sierra Leone Law School, and a Certificate in Oil and Gas Exploration.
As a notable Legal Practitioner, Martina has got lots of experience in Civil as well as Criminal Litigation in the Superior Courts of Judicature in Sierra Leone. She has led prosecutions and secured convictions in several matters for the State and have also gained convictions in special Criminal sessions in the high courts of Sierra Leone.
Martina has received accolades when she successfully implemented and managed diverse projects and programs on behalf of the Judiciary of Sierra Leone for different international organizations like the United Nations Development Programme UNDP, Open Society Initiative for West Africa OSIWA and UK- Sierra Leone Pro Bono Project. Consequently, these projects have contributed immensely to the development of the Judiciary in Sierra Leone.
In November 2018, Martina was appointed by the Board of the National Revenue Authority as the Director, Legal and Corporate Affairs for the National Revenue Authority (NRA). In this role, she provides Legal services, makes proposal for effective legislation and enforcement of tax laws on behalf of the Authority.
Martina is a proud member of an array of professional associations in Sierra Leone. She is a member of the Sierra Leone Bar Association, Bar Association Law Reporting Committee, Legal Access through Women Yarning for Equality Rights and Social Justice and a host of others. In her spare time, she loves reading and working with young girls.