James McCourt has been elected President of the Law Society of Ireland for 2012/13, with effect from Friday, 2nd November, 2012.
He will serve a one-year term as president of the 13,800-strong solicitors’ profession until November 2013 and is joined at senior executive level by senior vice-president John P Shaw and junior vice-president Stuart Gilhooly.
James is a partner in the law firm O’Mara, Geraghty, McCourt Solicitors, Northumberland Road, Dublin 4.
A native of Dublin, he is the eldest son of Jim and Moira McCourt. He has three sisters and one brother. Married to Barbara Cotter (a partner in A & L Goodbody, Solicitors), they have three children, Lucy, Ally and Jeff.
James has been an active member of the Law Society Council since 1993. He has served on Council every year since and has chaired many of the Society's most senior committees, including the Regulation of Practice Committee, the Complaints & Client Relations Committee, and the Litigation Committee. He has been involved in a representative capacity with various bodies, including the Society of Young Solicitors and is a past-president of the Dublin Solicitors’ Bar Association.