Law Society Skillnet runs CPD cluster events throughout Ireland in partnership with local Bar Associations and with the support of Skillnet grant funding from Skillnets and the Department of Education and Skills.
2018 Cluster events
We will host 10 Skillnet Cluster events in 2018. Dates for Kerry, Mayo, Monaghan, Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork will be released shortly.
Save the Date
10 & 11 May - Essential Solicitor Update (I & II) - presented in partnership with Leitrim, Longform. Roscommon and Sligo Bar Associations - Landmark Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
18 May - Midlands General Practice Update - presented in partnership with Laois Solicitors' Association and Carlow, Midlands and Kildare Bar Associations - Midland Park Hotel, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
14 & 15 June - North West General Practice Update (I & II) - presented in partnership with Donegal and Inishowen Bar Associations - Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Donegal
22 June - Essential Solicitor Update 2018 - presented in partnership with Clare and Limerick Bar Associations - Treacy's West County Hotel, Co. Clare
Full programmes for the above-confirmed events will be released shortly.
For the full list of CPD seminars, workshops, and conferences, visit the CPD courses page.
What is a cluster event?
A cluster is formed when a number of Bar Associations come together to identify the training they require for their members and the content and speakers whom they feel are most suitable to meet this requirement. In educational terms, it is regarded as training needs analysis, identification, design, and delivery. The Bar Associations identify their location of choice, the most suitable date, and the format for the day which usually includes a networking lunch and evening drinks reception. The clusters are about education, networking, and collegiality. The networking lunch and evening reception is just as important as the educational sessions as it provides a forum for problem sharing and solving and relaxation away from the office. The events have been running since 2012.
Contact us to arrange an event
The success of the Law Society Skillnet clusters is dependent upon many factors, including:
- the support and participation of solicitors
- the dedication and hard work by the Presidents, Secretaries, and CPD organisers in the Bar Associations throughout Ireland and
- the work of Law Society Skillnet Steering Committee members