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EU Law on Asylum & Immigration (TRALIM 3 Project)

Event Type
Law Society Professional Training
The Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
CPD Hours
5.5 General (by Group Study)
09 March 2023 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Aim and Objectives

Migration towards the EU is a complex socio-economic phenomenon that is evolving fast and in various directions. The current migratory situation creates difficulties not only in relation to the management of huge flows of migrants but also in ensuring protection of their fundamental rights. This one-day seminar aims to train Irish lawyers on EU immigration and asylum law.

This seminar is held in conjunction with the European Lawyers Foundation (ELF), Spanish Bar Association, Athens Bar Association, Italian Bar Association, Polish Bar of Attorneys-at-Law, Cyprus Bar Association and Paris Bar Association.

This conference is suitable for: Solicitors experienced in immigration and asylum and those new to the sector.

Topics covered
The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights provisions in relation to asylum and immigration
The European Union legal system regulating asylum and immigration: instruments and case law
The Council of Europe legal system regulating asylum and immigration: instruments and case law
Legal assistance to immigrants and asylum seekers on the ground
Legal framework applicable to asylum and immigration in Poland
Legal framework applicable to asylum and immigration in Cyprus

Cindy Carroll, Deputy Chairperson, International Protection Appeals Tribunal

Attracta O’Regan, Solicitor, Head Professional Training, Law Society of Ireland
Vasileios Stathopoulos, Project Manager, European Lawyers Foundation (ELF), the Netherlands
Julia Hull, Managing Solicitor, Legal Aid Board, Law Centre Cork
Dr Aoife McMahon, BL
Hilkka Becker, Chairperson of the International Protection Appeals Tribunal (Ireland) 
Joanne Williams, BL 
Tomasz Rogala,  Attorney-at-Law, Partner in charge of Immigration, PCS Paruch Chruściel Schiffter Stępień Kanclerz, Littler, Poland
Stella Afxentiou, Legal Consultant, Cyprus


  • This is a live in-person event and will not be available online or as a recording.
  • In order to reduce waste and to support the work of the Law Society Environmental and Sustainability in Practice Taskforce materials will not be available in hard copy on the day of the event. Instead materials will be emailed to delegates in advance of the event. The materials can be downloaded on to a phone, laptop or iPad. If individual delegates wish to print the materials they are free to do so.
  • For information on CPD requirements 2023 see https://www.lawsociety.ie/Solicitors/Practising/CPD-Scheme
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