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Lawyers Against Homelessness returns with pre-Christmas CPD event
Barrister Constance Cassidy presents a gift to Brother Kevin of the Capuchin Day Centre

02 Nov 2022 / ireland Print

Lawyers Against Homelessness CPD event

‘Lawyers Against Homelessness’ will hold its eighth CPD conference at the Capuchin Day Centre, Bow Street, Dublin 7, on Thursday 17 November from 3:30pm to 7.30pm.

To date, the charity has raised over €185,000, all of which has been given to Brother Kevin and his colleagues in their fight against homelessness. 

Attendance grants four CPD points before Christmas – as well as support for a worthy cause.

Law firms involved include BLM, Gore & Grimes, Byrne Wallace, A&L Goodbody, McCann FitzGerald, Ennis, Kent Carty, Downes, Ivor Fitzpatrick, Hayes McGrath, and others. The charity is also supported by the Attorney General, judiciary, Bar of Ireland, and many individual members of the Bar.

The CPD conference fee is €120 (or €60 for practitioners in years one to five). However, many practitioners donate in excess of this figure.

A new ‘young family’ area has been set up at the Capuchin Day Centre, given that statistics indicate that more than one in three people in emergency accommodation is a child.


Brother Kevin has described the hugely increasing burden because of the plight of Ukrainians fleeing their homeland.

This conference is open to all members of the legal profession. Please note that there is high interest in this event and, in order to secure a place, booking as soon as possible is advisable.

Contact lah.conference@gmail.com for details. Payment can be made on the day in cash or cheque at registration.

Speakers on personal injury and employment law include:

  • Mr Justice Paul Coffey,
  • Judge John O’Connor,
  • Judge Marie Quirke,
  • Mr Liam Reidy SC,
  • Mr Edward Walsh SC,
  • Mr Michael Gilvarry BL,
  • Eamonn Marray BL,
  • Ms Ailbhe Kelly, BL,
  • Ms Justice Marguerite Bolger,
  • Ms Mairead McKenna SC,
  • Ms Rosemary Mallon, BL,
  • Richard Grogan, solicitor,
  • Barry Healy, solicitor,
  • Barry Lee, solicitor,
  • Dr Val Corbett.
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