To ensure quality training for legal professionals, the Rwandese government established the Institute for Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in 2008. ILPD provides training in practical legal skills for legal professionals through its Diploma in Legal Practice (DLP) programme. More insight into (new) substantive law is provided by means of the Continuous Legal Education (CLE) programme.
Through this project, the MDF Training & Consultancy and CILC consortium provided ILPD with assistance and advice to ensure the proper management and delivery of ILPD training activities. By the end of 2010 the most important management systems were installed and operational and ILPD was able to provide three DLP’s a year. Moreover, ILPD was able to replace international faculty staff (external trainers) with national experts, building continuity in this relevant legal educational institute. A new Diploma Programme on Legislative Drafting was developed, implemented as of 2011.
At the end of 2010, ILPD was able to deliver quality services to legal professionals in Rwanda because of its highly qualified faculty members and improved coordination of activities.