Liberian Judges, Magistrates Undergo Refresher Training

cj(LINA) – Nearly 50 judges and magistrates have been undergone refresher training in several judicial topics to enhance their capacity to effectively deliver legal services at courts in the country.

Topics covered included the New Jury Law and its Effective Implementation, Execution and the Observance of the Rule of Law, Foundational Pillar of Human Rights and the Role of Judges.

Other topics are Judgment Writing and the Need for Judges to Take The Lead in The Fight Against Corruption.

The judges and magistrates were drawn from across the country to participate in the exercise.

The two-day training session kicked off Monday at a local business center in the Lakpazee community in the Monrovia suburb of Sinkor.

“Our job calls for training in the law because there are some contemporary laws and methods of litigations that we need to learn such as judgment writing,” Judge Roosevelt Willie, Resident Judge of Criminal Court “A” told a team of Judicial reporters.

The training is an initiative of the Judicial Institute in collaboration with the James A. A. Pierre Judicial Institute.

According to Judge Willie, the first training session was held in February in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.