Conferences and Seminars
UCD Student Legal Service
The Inaugural Anthony J. Hederman Memorial Moot Court Competition
University College Dublin Student Legal Service is convening a moot court competition in honour of the recently deceased Mr. Justice Hederman, the UCD graduate who served as Attorney General, Supreme Court Justice and most recently, as President of the Law Reform Commission.
Judges are required for the quarter and semi-finals on the 20th of February and the 6th of March respectively.
As it is the Anthony J. Hederman Memorial Moot Court competition's inaugural year, we hope to make it as successful as possible so as to appropriately honour the late Judge's memory and so would be honoured if anyone would give up their time to judge. CPD points will be awarded for participation.
If anyone would be available, please contact Samantha O'Brien O'Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org
-- UCD Student Legal Service, 14th February 2014.
Irish Law Conferences
Topics will include:
- Process of developing a protocol between practitioners and creditors to streamline the insolvency process, speed up the system and standardise the terms and conditions that apply for any arrangement.
- Expected take-up of cases in 2014 and 2015.
- The PIP’s perspective of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012.
- Review of the proposed protocols for the new personal insolvency regime.
- Bankruptcy tourism to the UK.
- The psychology of debt.
Date: Thursday 27th March 2014 @ 9.00am - 1.30pm
Venue: Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7
Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA)
The conference’s keynote speech will be delivered by former South African Constitutional Court Judge, Albie Sachs. Justice Sachs is one of the foremost civil libertarians of our time and a pioneer in the constitutional recognition of human rights, with a unique perspective and remarkable spirit.
A plenary panel discussion after Justice Sachs' address will focus on the major public interest law issues facing Ireland. In addition to Justice Sachs himself, the panel will feature FLAC Director-General Noeline Blackwell; The PILS Project's Gerry Hyland; FLAC Chairperson Peter Ward SC; Trinity College Dublin Associate Professor Gerry Whyte and Seanad Éireann Senator Katherine Zappone.
The conference will also feature four afternoon breakout sessions, where attendees can engage in practical discussion and learning on the following topics: Institutionalising Pro Bono in Ireland; Mobilising NGOs in using the Law; Ombudsmen & Alternative Routes to Justice; and Clinical Legal Education: Nurturing Future Practitioners.
Date: Friday, 28th March, 9.30am
Venue: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2
Attendance is free but as space is limited registration is essential.
Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Faculty of Law, UCC
This conference brings together leading human rights advocates, lawyers and academics to address the many pressing questions that now face Ireland and other jurisdictions engaging in comprehensive reforms of family, constitutional, equality and human rights law.
Speakers will include:
- Professor Robert Wintemute, School of Law, King’s College London (Keynote address)
- Prof Fiona de Londras, School of Law, Durham University
- Karon Monaghan QC, Matrix Chambers, London
- Boris Dittrich, Advocacy Director, LGBT program, Human Rights Watch
- Nicholas Bamforth, School of Law, Oxford University
- Kieran Rose, Gay Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) and Member Designate of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
- Dr Louise Crowley, Faculty of Law, UCC
- Dr Conor O’Mahony, Faculty of Law UCC
- Prof Siobhán Mullally, Faculty of Law, UCC
Date: Friday, 28th March, 11.00am - 5.00pm
Venue: Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, University College Cork
Irish Law Conferences
Topics will include:
- What practitioners should be looking out for in terms of changes to the Mental Health Act.
-Taking instructions from a client in a psychiatric institution.
- Dealing with an incapable client.
- Specific proposals for revision of Ireland's Mental Health Act 2001.
- Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act 2013.
- The Capacity Bill.
Date: Thursday 3rd April 2014 @ 9.00am - 1.30pm
Venue: Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.