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 helping them operate sustainably and efficiently. 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.  

Current Activities

  • Training of sixty magistrates under the Professional Magistrates Training Program;
  • Supports the LNBA to operate five pro-bono legal aid clinics to provide legal services to pre-trial detainees and indigent clients;
  • Providing quarterly training for Judges, Public Defenders, Bailiffs, Court Sheriffs, and Court Clerks;
  • Building the capacity of LACC and other agencies to prevent, investigate, and prosecute corruption cases;
  • Sponsoring public interest scholars at the Law School;
  • Supporting the Law School on student counselling , outreach, and fundraising;
  • Working with the Law School to develop a curriculum on gender law.

Last updated: September 11, 2019

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