The only Legal Training Institution in the country that trains Legal practitioners received a timely boost in infrastructure to cater for the growing number of law students from the University of Papua New Guinea.
The new auditorium was built in partnership with the Australian Government.
It was recently opened by the Legal Training Institute Council Chairman, Grand Chief Sir Salamo Injia.
Though it may ease some of their burden the struggles still remain to find a permanent location for the institution.
It was a milestone event in the Legal Training Institute’s history, since declared as an institution, on March 15, 1973.
Present at the event were representatives from the Public Solicitors Office, Ombudsman Commission, PNG Law Society, Australian High Commission and NCD Governor, Powes Parkop.
The Construction work worth 2.5 Million kina was funded by the Australian Government under the PNG-Australia Law and Justice program.
The buildings contain an auditorium, lecture hall, five new offices, conference room and a kitchen.
Also the Australian Government assisted with a computer Laboratory and online access to legal information.
The facilities will cater for the increased University of Papua New Guinea, law students.
In the early beginning, only six trainees enrolled but now it has increased to 131.
LTI Council Chairman Grand Chief Sir Salamo Injia has been working closely with the LTI Director Pauline Mogish, to have these facilities ready on time for the institution.
Since its establishment, the Legal training Institute was house in two different locations before settling in at the PNGIPA Rosemary Anakapu Hall. The first location was in a resident building, near the old Parliament House, at Downtown Port Moresby followed by Gordons L & A Brick and Layer Premises.
The Institution saw nine different directors and seven different chairmans spearheaded the leading role since its inception. Among them were late Sir Buri Kidu and late Roselyn Anakapu.