100 years of women in law

Celebrating the past, present and future – this year, the Law Society of Ireland is celebrating the first 100 years of women serving in the solicitors’ profession.


Mary (‘Maureen’) Teresa Sheehan (née Corboy) qualified as a solicitor in 1942, becoming the 64th woman to be admitted to the roll. On the cover are Maureen’s daughter Joanne Sheehan (solicitor and principal of Cornelius Sheehan & Co, Monkstown, Co Dublin) and Maureen’s granddaughter Anna Sheehan (solicitor with IHREC) who holds a photo of Maureen.