In the Community

The Bar of Ireland, and Law Library members have a proud tradition of working in the community, bringing its legal knowledge, volunteering heritage and capacity to a wide range of initiatives.   Our reach extends beyond the primary environs of Dublin 7, but across the State.

The following projects and initiatives actively involve our members in delivering for real social change and impact.

In partnership with NGOs

Vulnerable sections of society often encounter difficulties in accessing the legal system.

Established in 2004, the Voluntary Assistance Scheme is the pro bono scheme of The Bar of Ireland. Find out more here….

Our flagship TY Programme

Since 2016 we have delivered ‘Look into Law’, an engaging TY experience, bringing the law to life through access to barristers, judges and others in the justice sector

Open to all, this programme includes an onsite and offsite component. Find out more here….

Access to Justice Overseas

Access to justice and building capacity with local NGO’s overseas is an important aspect of the Bar’s commitment to rule of law and human rights.

This is an all-island initiative supported by The Bar of Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland, the Law Society of Northern Ireland, and the Bar of Northern Ireland. Find out more here

Policy & Law Reform

The Council of the Bar of Ireland, supported by its Committees regularly engage with Government, Oireachtas and State Bodies on a wide number of policy and law reform issues

To understand how we participate, find out more here….