Law Society of Ireland launches 'Return to Work' initiative for members

The Law Society of Ireland launched a series of ‘Return to Work’ seminars this week.

The workshops are aimed at those who have previously been out of work due to family care responsibilities, particularly mothers who have taken time out to raise a family. The series of workshops will run over four weeks in Blackhall Place, with a distance learning option available for those unable to attend in person.

The Law Society’s Director of Representation and Member Services Teri Kelly said, “Solicitors with family responsibilities need to be supported when re-entering the workplace. People may need to take time out to raise a child or care for a relative at any stage of their career. These workshops aim to help our members re-engage with the world of work, regardless of their stage in life, in a way that suits them.”

“These workshops are designed to teach practical skills for job hunting, including a crash course in social media. We will also to help our members learn the best approaches for returning to work from the experience of solicitors who have successfully re-entered the workplace.”

Participants of the workshops will learn more about the different approaches to combining work and family, how to incorporate personal priorities in to their career, and how to find opportunities that will suit them in the current job market.

Future workshops are also planned for those unable to attend this series.

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