Meet the team

Policy and Law Reform is driven by the elected President and Council of the Law Society.

Team members

The team also comprises the Society's Director General, Deputy Director General and Committees, as well as dedicated staff who help to execute the objectives of this function.

President James Cahill

James Cahill Law Society President

Mayo Solicitor James Cahill was appointed President of the Law Society of Ireland for the year 2020/2021 with effect from Friday, 13 November 2020. James has been active since qualification in his local Mayo Solicitors’ Bar Association and held the role of president for two years. He has been a committed member of the Law Society’s Council for 21 years.

Read more about James Cahill

Read more about the Law Society Council

Director General - Mary Keane

Mary Keane, Deputy Director GeneralThe Society's Deputy Director General and Director of Policy & Public Affairs, Mary Keane, has been appointed by the Council of the Society as Director General pending a permanent appointment.

See details of the Policy and Public Affairs Department's operational plan

Read more about Mary Keane


Policy Committees

Our policy committees are comprised of volunteer solicitors across Ireland who help to shape the Society’s law reform agenda by providing submissions to Government relating to a range of legal areas.

Providing expert opinion and perspective on policies impacting on practitioners and their clients, each of the Committees are supported by Committee Secretaries who are proficient in the particular legal discipline.

Public Affairs Manager

Fiona Cullen manages both public and Government affairs on behalf of the Law Society and works with the team to deliver the objectives of this function. Contact Fiona.

Strategy & Reports

Annual Reports & Accounts

Strategy Statement