The deadline for submission of responses to the draft Competency Framework for Solicitors (CFS) in Ireland has been extended to 30 November 2022.
The Law Society’s Education Committee has been working for some time on the development of the framework.
This work has been facilitated by staff from the Law Society’s education department, together with international consultants Paul Maharg, Jenny Crew, and Angela Yenssen.
International best practices
At its September 2022 meeting, the Education Committee approved the draft CFS as a consultation document, to be circulated to the profession and other relevant stakeholders.
Committee chair Richard Hammond SC (small picture) has said that he is pleased that the CFS draws on international best practices in professional education.
After consideration of the submissions made during the consultation process, a final CFS will be adopted. This will, however, be subject to further review and amendment, in order to remain up to date, and to fully reflect the rapidly changing environment in which solicitors practice.
Interested parties are asked to respond to the consultation in writing to education standards manager Rory O’Boyle (R.OBoyle@LawSociety.ie), by Wednesday 30 November.