Legal Training Resource Center (LTRC)

Legal Training Resource Center

Access to legal education is a cornerstone of increasing public defender capacity around the world.

Since 2010, IBJ’s Legal Training Resource Centre (LTRC) has offered on-demand interactive eLearning courses, training lawyers to represent defendants in the criminal justice system. Tailored to train lawyers worldwide with increased competence in legal representation, the LTRC focuses on skills-building, including client interview skills, cross examination tactics, and legal intervention for prevention of custodial torture. They are designed to provide a common, consistent level of understanding and knowledge among defenders throughout the world, reflecting both local laws and international human rights standards.

Today, IBJ has over 160 e-Learning modules available through the LTRC for lawyers in 18 different countries. Whether you are a lawyer in India, Cameroon or Rwanda, IBJ eLearning offers you an invaluable opportunity to hone your legal skills through online training. Crucial concepts are captured through online video, narrated slideshows, short quizzes and other multimedia tools.

Want to check it out? Go to and take some of our multimedia training courses on the basic tenets of criminal defense that teach lawyers how to protect their clients’ rights.

The LTRC not only provides eLearning modules honing lawyers’ legal skills, it
also contains an extensive database of IBJ-developed resources. These include Defender Resource Manuals designed for Burundi, China, Rwanda and Zimbabwe, Defender Scorecards, Criminal Justice System Scorecards, and Legal Needs Assessment reports. All resources can be downloaded by any lawyer for free.