The Younger Members Committee Spring Series 2022
Aim and Objectives
The Law Society’s Younger Members Committee in collaboration with Law Society Professional Training is delighted to launch their Spring series of eight 30-minute live Zoom sessions focusing on various topics aimed at younger members of the profession. For each session a member of the Younger Members committee will interview a guest speaker who will be an expert in their respective field.
Each online session will be 30-minutes in duration and provide summary information on each topic covered with suggestions on how follow-up and to pursue the matter further. These sessions go out as live Zoom events and all younger solicitors and trainees are encouraged to attend.
There will be no charge for these events but pre-registration is required.
Please note these sessions will not be recorded.
- 22 March: The 2022 Irish Legal Market (Sarah kelly)
- 5 April: Newly Qualified Solicitors – Tips for successful first year in practice (Richard Hammond)
- 12 April: Time Management – setting good working habits (Judith Raphaely)
- 3 May: Current legislation on cannabis - An overview of the decriminalisation and regulation of the production and sale of cannabis (David Perry BL)
- 17 May: Ethics (Cian Moriarty)
- 31 May: Pro Bono Work/Public Interest Law (Eithne Lynch)
- 7 June: Awareness: Workplace bullying, harassment and sexual harassment
- 21 June: Prevention and intervention: Workplace bullying, harassment and sexual harassment
Speakers confirmed include: (in order of appearance)
Sarah Kelly – The Panel Recruitment Agency
Sarah Kelly is a Partner at The Panel where she heads up the legal recruitment practice.
Sarah has over 17 years’ experience recruiting Partners, Associates and In-House Counsel for leading Irish and international law firms, investment managers, insurance, banking and aviation leasing organisations. In addition, she manages senior assignments for global technology, pharmaceutical, retail and FMCG organisations. She is highly networked in the legal market. Sarah is the Dublin Partner for the CLO Network, a global community of Chief Legal Officers. Sarah is a member of 100 Women in Finance and was actively involved in setting up the Dublin location. She has spoken on panels at the GAIM OPS conference in Dublin on the recruitment & retention of financial services talent, at the 100Women in Finance NextGen career event and at the CLO Network ‘Stepping up to GC Level’. Sarah is an active member of the Irish Management Institute and has participated in their Corporate Mentoring Programme.In addition, Sarah has completed the American Chamber of Commerce Peer Learning and Mentoring Programme in 2020. Fun fact: Sarah has sailed across the Atlantic Ocean!
Sinéad Kearney, Partner ByrneWallace
Sinéad Kearney, Partner and Head of Health Services Sinéad is a Partner and Head of the Health Services Team at ByrneWallace. With over 30 years' experience in Health and Regulatory Law and Public Sector Administrative and Child Care Law, she has played a pivotal role in the development of the law in these areas through her expertise and successful liaison with government bodies, other legal firms, and the key stakeholders such as the Judiciary, the Courts Services, the Gardaí and non-governmental organisations. Her specialist areas are in Child Care Law, Adoption Law, Children's Mental Health, conduct of inquiries and Constitutional Rights. Her passion and commitment to her clients ensures that they receive all round support. Sinéad relies on her excellent skill set and works closely with her committed team of Solicitors to consistently deliver high quality legal advice. Her key clients include the Child and Family Agency and various major hospitals. Sinead is Ireland's leading child care lawyer, and she heads a team that is top ranked and wins awards consistently within the healthcare sector. Sinead is a former chair and currently a member of the Law Society Family and Child Law Committee. She was also appointed by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs to sit on two Panels - the Expert Reference Panel with regard to the Child Care amendment Bill 2019, and the Review Panel to review and examine necessary reform of the Child Care Act 1991
Judith Raphaely, Bright Exchanges
Judith qualified in London, later gaining her Higher Rights (All Proceedings) and ADRg accreditation as a mediator. After practising dispute resolution in international corporate and commercial proceedings, and working in-house with a former client, she moved to train lawyers on practical and technical skills. Having worked with lawyers for 20 years, Judith well understands the pressures on our time. Judith is passionate about small changes making a big difference to helping individuals become the best they can be and enjoy doing it. Judith gained a first-class degree in Classics from Newnham College, Cambridge, before converting to law with a distinction at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (LPC). She's also qualified through the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and MBTI (Step II).
Cian Moriarty, Philip Lee, Solicitors
Cian is a senior associate on the employment team at Philip Lee Solicitors. He is a current member of the Guidance and Ethics Committee of the Law Society and a former member of the Younger Members Committee. Cian regularly lectures on the topic of ethics, particularly in the context of junior solicitors.
David Perry BLEithne Lynch, A & L Goodbody, Solicitors, Dublin
David is a barrister specialising in criminal law, judicial review and human rights law. He has been in practice since 2012 and, during that time, has prosecuted and defended a significant number of drugs cases. He is a lecturer and tutor at the Honorable Society of King's Inns, where he teaches human rights law, criminal practice and professional ethics.
Eithne was appointed Pro Bono Associate at A&L Goodbody in 2018; the first appointment of its kind in Ireland. Alongside managing the firm's pro bono practice Eithne represents clients before the International Protection Office and maintains an administrative law practice in the area of housing rights. Prior to joining A&L Goodbody Eithne worked with the Public Interest Law Alliance and developed rule of law projects, primarily in the area of criminal justice, in sub-Saharan Africa. Eithne is a guest lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland and currently sits on the Board of Irish Rule of Law International.
NOTE: Following your participation in this course Law Society Professional Training will issue you with a digital CPD certificate using blockchain-based technology. With blockchain, you can verify with others - such as the Law Society CPD Scheme section - the authenticity of your certificate in a matter of seconds. This initiative is the result of collaboration between Law Society Professional Training and VerifyEd. In summary, you will be provided with a complimentary, secure, virtual library where you can save your future digital CPD certificates. This allows Law Society Professional Training to better serve you, our member, by providing an encrypted platform to issue CPD certificates with cryptographic proof that they were issued by Law Society Professional Training. [Allow 14 days for your certificate to be issued].
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