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High Impact Leaders in Law

Event Type
Law Society Professional Training
Live online via Zoom meetings
CPD Hours
1 professional development and solicitor wellbeing (by eLearning)
Thursday 18 April 2024 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
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Law Society Psychological Services in partnership with Law Society Professional Training invite you to join part four of the High Impact Professional Series. Following International Women’s Day on 8 March, we are continuing to celebrate remarkable achievements of women in the legal profession. This upcoming panel discussion will bring together leading female leaders in public law to explore key topics surrounding:

  • effective leadership strategies for driving meaningful change in the service of the state and in the public’s interest;
  • the importance of representation and equal opportunities in legal leadership roles and
  • strategies, support networks and self-care practices for sustaining leadership excellence. 



Mark Garrett, Director General, Law Society of Ireland.


Maria Browne, Chief State Solicitor. 
Maria Browne is the Chief State Solicitor and Head of the Chief State Solicitor’s Office (“CSSO”). She qualified as a solicitor in 1987 and was educated at University College Cork and the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. Maria joined the CSSO in 1993 from general practice where she specialised in commercial property. Maria previously led the CSSO’s Asylum & Legal Services and State Property Divisions before being appointed Chief State Solicitor in 2017.  

June Reardon, Chief Parliamentary Counsel.
June Reardon was appointed as Chief Parliamentary Counsel in the Office of the Attorney General in May 2018, having first joined that Office in early 1996 as an Assistant Parliamentary Counsel.  She holds a BCL Degree (1987) and an LLM Degree (1989) from University College Cork and qualified as a solicitor in 1991.  June practiced as a solicitor in private practice with 3 different firms of solicitors in Cork and Tipperary before joining the Office of the Attorney General.   June worked on secondment with the United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office for a year from May 1998 to April 1999.  She was based in the Legislation Support Unit in Gibraltar, the purpose of the secondment being to draft domestic legislation to transpose European Union law measures in Gibraltar.  While June has drafted legislation in a range of subject areas, her particular area of expertise is criminal justice legislation. 

Faye Breen, Deputy Director General at Office of the Attorney General.
Faye Breen was appointed as the Deputy Director General of the Office of the Attorney General in 2022.  She holds a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from University College Dublin and was called to the Bar of Ireland in 1998.  Faye practiced as a barrister at the Law Library for 5 years before joining the Office of the Attorney General in 2003 as an Advisory Counsel.  She has worked in a range of areas of public law from crime to tax to immigration but her current focus is on electoral law.  Faye also plays a key role in the strategic management of the Office of the Attorney General.



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