The Law Society Skillnet is a solicitor-training network promoted by the Law Society of Ireland. Funded by the National Training Fund, the Department of Education and Skills and by member firms. Skillnets manage the training networks programme on behalf of the Department of Education and Skills. The project aims to develop skills in each member company, skills that will increase commercial competitiveness into the future.
How to apply
Download the 2017 Skillnet Membership Form
Complete the membership form in full.
Return with requisite payment to: Law Society Skillnet, Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7, DX 79.
What happens next
Within ten working days you will receive a letter of acknowledgment notifying you of your Law Society Skillnet membership number.
How to book a Law Society Skillnet training event
Simply use your membership code in all correspondence (whether booking online or by post) with the Law Society Skillnet and you will automatically receive up to 20% discount on all training events.
Annual Law Society Skillnet annual Membership fee scale
< 2 employees €135
3 - 19 employees €395
20 - 50 employees €595
51 - 99 employees €795
100+ employees €975
Annual membership runs from 1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017
Aims and Objectives of Law Society Skillnet
The Principal aim of Law Society Skillnet is to facilitate the acquisition and transferability of skills within the solicitor enterprise sector to allow firms to diversify within their sector into new growth areas of practice and/or sustainable practice areas.
The secondary aim of the network is to facilitate increased performance and growth in priority sectors. All of the priority sectors identified in the report entitled “Building Ireland’s Smart Economy’ (Department of the Taoiseach 2008) requires a symbiotic relationship with the legal profession to support the development and expansion of these sectors. This will be achieved by collaborating with priority sectors in the design and development of both learning and networking opportunities to provide a cross-pollination of expertise and teaching and learning experiences.
The principal and secondary aims will also address the necessity to grow the skills base of our members in direct response to their identified training needs but also in response to identified market trends in the solicitor sector and research provided by informed research such as ‘Building Ireland’s Smart Economy, A Framework for Sustainable Economic Renewal’ (Department of the Taoiseach, 2008) and EU reports which address key competencies for Lifelong Learning.
The primary objectives of the Law Society Skillnet are to identify the urgent training needs of employed, unemployed and newly qualified solicitors and to design training courses to meet these needs and consequentially improve trainee’s competitiveness and employability.
Skillnets – Subsidised Training for Members (2017)
The Law Society of Ireland has once again obtained grant funding from Skillnets. This means that we are in a position to offer up to 20% discount on all our Law Society Skillnet training events to those who join the membership scheme in 2017.
For further information on Skillnets visit www.skillnets.ie
Law Society Skillnet team
Phone: 01 8815727
Fax: 01 6724890
The Law Society Skillnet is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.