PILA welcomes Emily Cunningham as new legal officer
The Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA) has announced the appointment of Emily Cunningham as its new legal officer.
Ms Cunningham will work closely with new and existing NGOs, community groups and independent law centres to identify areas of unmet legal need, as well as collaborating with the legal profession to support the provision of pro bono legal assistance.
Her role will involve operating PILA’s pro bono referral scheme and raising awareness on public interest law issues.
A solicitor qualified to practise in Ireland and in England and Wales, Ms Cunningham previously spent six years at McCann FitzGerald, where she completed her training and went on to practise in the area of litigation and dispute resolution, specialising in media law and white collar crime.
Prior to this, she spent two years as a research assistant in Trinity College Dublin, researching global political violence and protest.
Ms Cunningham holds a BA in history and political science from Trinity and an LLM in law governance from Queen’s University Belfast.