In 2008, the Supreme Court established the James A. A. Pierre Judicial Institute with the mandate to train all judicial officers and support staff. The Institute was established pursuant to Section 21.1 of the Judiciary Law of Liberia. The Institute was established to address the training needs of all judicial officers and staff within the Judiciary. The Institute’s goal is to promote the highest level of professional standards of integrity, competence, and leadership within the Liberian Judiciary.
The mandate of the James A.A. Pierre Institute is to provide continuous professional judicial training to judicial personnel and other justice sector actors. The mandate of the Institute is captured in the Chief Justice’s memo dated 19th March 2008 establishing the Institute and which provides that the functions and responsibilities of the Institute shall be to undertake the coordination of all judicial training programs in Liberia. This is to ensure that the contents of curricula for the training of judiciary personnel are not only standardized, but that they also conform strictly to the training policy goals set by the Institute.
The Functions of the Institute include:
AN INSTITUTE OF EXCELLENCE, DEDICATED TO QUALITY TRAINING OF JUSTICE SECTOR PERSONNEL TO ENGENDER PUBLIC TRUST IN THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM.
TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF JUDICIAL SECTOR ACTORS THROUGH TRAINING AND RESEARCH IN ORDER TO PROMOTE JUDICIAL EXCELLENCE.
Structure of the Institute
HIS HONOR PHILIP A. Z. BANKS, III, Chairman, Board of Governors, James A. A. Pierre Judicial Institute
His Honor Justice Philip A. Z. Banks, III obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree (Cum Laude), in Sociology and Economicsfrom the University of Liberia, in 1971 and enrolled into the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia where he earned his LLB degree (Magnum Cum Laude), General Law (with emphasis on business, criminal and constitutional related areas), in 1974.Justice Banks thereafter gained admission into the Yale Law School, United States of America, where he obtained his LLM degree in Corporations and International Law, graduating with honors in 1976. In 1978, he obtained a certificate in International Humanitarian Law and subsequently was a Visiting Scholar at the Yale Law School, United States of America in 1990. Read more…..
Atty. Moses S. Soribah, Acting Executive Director, James A. A. Pierre Judicial Institute
Atty. Moses S. Soribah an expert fund raiser and over 20 years’ experience in Grant sourcing and management; prior to that, he had acquired a Bachelor of Business Administration-BBA degree from the College of Business and Public Administration, also University of Liberia, following course of study that lasted from 1986 to 1990. A Candidate for the Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration- MPA degree, offers at the Cuttington Graduate Program, Cuttington University, between 2015 and 2016; before such academic ascendency, Attorney Moses S. Soribah studied law from 2006 to 2011, at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, where he graduated with Laws and Letters Bachelor-LLB degree. Read more…
Atty. William B. Kollie Sr., Acting Deputy Director, Training Coordinator,
James A. A. Pierre Judicial Institute
Atty. William B. Kollie, Sr. has had 25 years career in the academia, including 18 years as an instructor at the University of Liberia. In 1998, Atty. Kollie earned a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree in Mathematics/Economics from the University of Liberia. He subsequently enrolled at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, where he earned a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Degree in 2011, and later admitted to the Bar as an attorney-at-law. In 2012, Atty. Kollie enrolled at the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida Graduate School of International Studies, University of Liberia, and graduated with the Master of Arts (MA) Degree in International Relations (with Distinction) in December 2016.Read more…