This announcement was made by Chief Justice Sir Salamo Injia at the closing of the Litigation Workshop on September 7th.
Legal Training Institute, the home that groomed and produced over a thousand certified legal practitioners, has been operating temporarily from the now Pacific Institute of Leadership and Governance at Waigani.
Sir Salamo said discussions have been ongoing between LTI and the University of PNG.
“We’ve had discussions with the University of PNG firstly for a land to build a permanent facility for Legal Training Institute and also to enter into an affiliation agreement with the university for the university to take on LTI as one of its sister program,” said the Chief Justice.
Last Friday the Legal Training Institute received the news they have waited for all these years.
“Today (Friday Sep 7th) I received word from the University Council formally confirming a decision made in 2012 to allocate a piece of land next to the arts centre to be the new and permanent home for LTI,” announced the Chief Justice.
Sir Salamo said this has been long time coming and welcomed the news with gratitude.
(2018 LTI students)