Law Society Of Ireland

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The Law Society of Ireland has developed a new series of free online information sessions for newly qualified and trainee solicitors across the country, the first of which will take place tonight. The sessions focus on career management, interview preparation and associated mental health matter

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Around a dozen-and-a-half solicitors are set to make Irish legal history by being appointed as senior counsel, the first time the honour traditionally reserved for barristers has been bestowed on their solicitor colleagues. Éamonn Conlon, Paul Egan, Patrick Groarke, Richard Hammond, Bill Holo

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Solicitors will have to collect contact details for contact tracing purposes from all people attending court on behalf of the party they represent under a new practice direction. Practice directions CC 26 and HC 94, which came into effect yesterday, place new obligations on solicitors "in the intere

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Over 1,500 secondary school students learned legal fundamentals this summer through the Law Society of Ireland's inaugural Legal Ambitions Summer School. The four-week programme, designed for Transition and fifth year students, was launched by the Law Society's law school in July and will run again

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The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed the recommendations of review of protections for vulnerable witnesses in the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences. A number of the recommendations in the Law Society's submission to the review last May have been incorporated in its final report, pu

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More than 3,500 solicitors and trainee solicitors have registered for free CPD courses offered by the Law Society of Ireland in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Law Society revised its rules following the outbreak of COVID-19 to allow solicitors to complete their required 20 hours of CPD trainin

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Witnesses will no longer be required to indicate their religious faith when filing an affidavit under a proposed overhaul of the oaths and affirmations system. Ministers agreed on Tuesday to reform the process as part of the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020.

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Women solicitors have been invited to apply to take part in the Law Society of Ireland's new mentorship programme. The Women in Leadership Programme 2020 aims to empower and support women in advancing their careers to senior leadership positions.

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The Law Society of Ireland has welcomed news of the ratification of the Programme for Government (PfG), and highlighted the inclusion of some key law and justice priorities. Launching the Society’s Programme for Government 2020 Synopsis, Law Society of Ireland President Michele O’Boyle s

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The Law Society of Ireland has announced the winners of the 2020 Justice Media Awards, held online for the first time in the event’s 29-year history. The top award was presented to Conor Gallagher, crime correspondent at The Irish Times, for an article on the Ana Kriégel murder trial.

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The Law Society of Ireland has added its voice to those calling for the retention of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) in the next government. Proposals to scrap the DCYA have previously been met with opposition from 60 children and youth organisations.

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Nearly 450 trainee solicitors are undertaking the Law Society of Ireland's inaugural online Professional Practice Course II (PPC II). The Law Society has worked to move its entire educational offering online in response to the COVID-19 crisis through pre-recorded eLectures, workshops and skills sess

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The Law Society of Ireland's family and child law committee has updated its guidance on issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The updated version of the guidance, which was first published in March, is now available from the Law Society website.

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Solicitor firms have been invited to sign up to the Law Society of Ireland's new Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (GEDI) charter. Signing the charter is a public commitment from a firm to "taking the necessary steps to promote gender equality, diversity and inclusion in your workplace and in

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Two complaints against the Law Society of Ireland have been upheld by Ombudsman Peter Tyndall. The Ombudsman received 35 complaints about the Law Society in 2019 but upheld just two of them, according to his office's latest annual report.

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