Supporting solicitors in need


You can help colleagues in need by continuing to support the Solicitors’ Benevolent Association.

Donations to the Solicitors’ Benevolent Association (SBA) are gratefully received at any time of year, but you can also donate by ticking the relevant box when applying for your practising certificate in January.

About the SBA

The SBA provides a vital service to solicitors in need and their families. In 2016, it paid out over €650,000 in grants and is currently supporting 78 families around the country.

A voluntary charitable body, the SBA consists of all members of the Law Society of Ireland and the Law Society of Northern Ireland - although it is independent of either organisation. It is also completely confidential.

In addition to financial support, it also has access to the services of a part-time social worker who can advise on State entitlements.

Appeal for donations

While it receives support from a number of organisations, the SBA relies on members’ subscriptions, donations and legacies to carry out its work - now more than ever before.

When completing your practising certificate application for 2018, please keep the SBA in mind and tick the box on the paper or online form to make a donation.

Need SBA assistance?

Information on how to apply for assistance is available:

  • on the SBA website or
  • from Geraldine Pearse, Secretary - phone 01 283 9528

For details of other services available to members, including access to the Member Services Directory, please visit the Member Benefits area.