Law Society services

See up-to-date information on Law Society services during this period.

Law Society Covid19

Blackhall Place

All of the Law Society premises (including Blackhall Place, the Education Centre, George’s Court and the Four Courts) will remain temporarily closed to all staff and visitors, pending further advice from the Government.

The Law Society remains operational and our business continuity team has taken measures to ensure there will be minimal disruption to Law Society operations and services during this time. Law Society staff are working from home. Deliveries are being accepted and post is being received, although delays may occur in the receipt.

Complimentary CPD

Law Society CPD contains a rich variety of courses across diverse areas of practice. With in-person CPD events cancelled until further notice, and mindful of the added financial pressure on firms and individual solicitors, staff in the Education Department are ready to deliver over 45 hours of complimentary online CPD for members.

Events

Events at Blackhall Place have been cancelled until further notice.  Diplomas and CPD events will be provided online. PPC 2 is taking place in an online format.

Library services

The Law Society Library is closed to visitors. Online services including legal research and document delivery are fully operational. From 8 June the Library has recommenced the book loan service with delivery of book loans to home/work address via DX tracked courier and An Post. 

Update to 2020 CPD Scheme

In light of current circumstances with regard to Covid-19 and the risk posed by attendance at in-person group events over the next number of weeks and months, the Education Committee has decided that for the 2020 CPD cycle, the eLearning limit of 50% (modified or otherwise) will be removed.

Accordingly, solicitors may now complete the entire 2020 CPD requirement of 20 hours (including minimum requirements in the categories of ‘Management and Professional Development Skills’ and ‘Regulatory Matters’) online. 

If clarification on this or any other aspect of the current CPD Scheme is required, please contact the CPD Scheme Unit for assistance.