Education and Training

The Bar of Ireland delivers a first-class programme of Continuing Professional Development which ensures that members stay up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices.

A list of upcoming CPD Events can be seen in the News & Events section. 

We provide a New Practitioners' Programme designed for new entrants to the Bar. This programme offers a grounding in practice and procedure in various courts, as well as practical advice for their practice and the life of a junior member of the Bar. This is supplemented by various other practical briefings that are of particular relevance to new members of the Law Library.

The CPD Unit offers a comprehensive variety of seminars and conferences in the Established Practitioners' Programme, on topical subjects and growing areas of the law. In addition, core topics, such as ethics and advocacy are key to the programme. 

Members are also kept informed of external education and training events when providers contact us. Members may wish to claim CPD points for attendance at externally run events and may do so when they meet the criteria noted in our regulations.