Legal Professional Development & Anti-Corruption Activity

The Legal Professional Development and Anti-Corruption (LPAC) activity is USAID/Liberia's primary formal justice sector program. LPAC is promoting a more effective and accountable formal justice sector by strengthening the capacity of four legal institutions: the James A. A. Pierre Judicial Institute, the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, the Liberia Legal Information Institute (LiberLII), and the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA). LPAC supports its partner institutions with the ultimate aim of making them sustainable, so as to enable them to operate more efficiently and effectively.  Furthermore, LPAC supports the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC) and associated Government of Liberia agencies to prevent, investigate, and prosecute corruption, as well as educate the public on corruption related issues and implications.  

Current Activities

  • Quarterly training for Judges, Public Defenders, Bailiffs, Court Sherriffs, and Court Adminiustrators;
  • Training of sixty magistrates under the Professional Magistrates Training Program;
  • Sponsors public interest scholars at the Law School;
  • Supports the Law Scool on sudent counselling, outreach, and fundraising;
  • Working with the Law School to develop a curriculum on gender law;
  • Supports the LNBA to operate five pro-bono legal aide clinics to provide legal services to pre-trial detainees and indigent clients; and
  • Builds the capacity of LACC and other agencies to prevent, investigate, and prosecute corruption cases.

 

Last updated: February 07, 2019

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