Social Media Policy

The Law Society of Ireland participates in social media to inform and engage with solicitors, trainees and members of the public about our work.

The Law Society uses social media to:

  • Communicate and interact with our members, trainees and the public.
  • Promote discussion on relevant legal topics.
  • Respond to queries from our members, trainees and the public.
  • Provide information about the Law Society.
  • Enable and respond to member, trainee and public feedback.
  • Promote Law Society initiatives, meetings, publications, conferences and seminars.
  • Inform our members about employment opportunities that may be of interest to them.

With the exception of direct messages and posts to our members-only group on LinkedIn, all of the Law Society’s tweets and posts are public.

The Law Society does not engage with user content that is:

  • Spam.
  • Inappropriate or misleading.
  • Malicious.
  • Potentially defamatory or harmful to the Society or the solicitors’ profession.

Please note that the Law Society of Ireland is not a law firm, and does not give legal advice. If you are seeking a relevant legal professional, please see our Find a Solicitor or Firm.


Comments or opinions expressed by followers of the Law Society on social media do not represent the views of the Law Society. The Law Society will moderate and remove any comments which are abusive, derogatory, defamatory or malicious in nature, or that do not comply with our social media policy.

Following and liking

The Law Society will mainly follow other organisations associated with the legal profession, but may follow individuals who use social media in a professional or legal capacity.

Being followed or liked by any of the Law Society’s social media accounts does not imply endorsement of any kind.

The Law Society will take a discerning approach towards following and liking, and will seek only to connect to the most relevant accounts.

Response times

The Law Society updates and monitors its social media accounts during the office hours of 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. We aim to respond to queries within four working hours.


The Law Society does not capture or record the contact details of parties following our Twitter account. Any personal information is treated in accordance with the relevant social media policy and the Law Society’s Privacy Policy. Social media policies can be located as follows:

Last updated: September 2014