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.
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.