The Law Society’s Antoinette Moriarty has been appointed to a new professional-wellbeing commission, which is being formed under the aegis of the International Bar Association.
The moves arises from an IBA global wellbeing study, led by American Bar Association president Deborah Enix-Ross and Steven Richman (ABA), together with Sara Carnegie and George Artley (IBA).
Moriarty will represent the Irish legal community on this new commission.
A full house attended an IBA annual conference panel event (31 October), which examined the theme of wellbeing in the legal profession, and set out next steps.
Speakers discussed IBA principles for addressing the question of wellbeing in the profession and debated how far bar associations could go in implementing them, alongside regulatory bodies and the private sector.
The discussion was attended by Law Society President Michelle Ní Longáin, director general Mark Garrett and senior members of the Irish and UK bars, as well as the Irish judiciary.
A lively internationally-flavoured discussion examined the centrality of effective psychological development when designing the future of work, post-pandemic.