The Voluntary Assistance Scheme of the Bar of Ireland Conference 2022: Law and Social Change

30 September 2022 - 10:00

Speakers

  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Donal O'Donnell, Chief Justice of Ireland
  • Michael Lynn SC, Bar of Ireland
  • Dearbhail McDonald
  • Sinead Lucey, Managing Solicitor of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)
  • Professor Gerard Whyte, Trinity College Dublin

Location

The Atrium, The Distillery Building, The Bar of Ireland

Topics for discussion include

Speakers:

  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Donal O’Donnell, Chief Justice of Ireland
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice David Barniville, President of the High Court 
  • The Hon. Ms. Justice Iseult O’Malley
  • The Hon. Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan
  • The Hon. Ms. Justice Siobhán Phelan
  • Sara Phelan SCChair-Elect, The Bar of Ireland
  • Michael Lynn SC, The Bar of Ireland
  • Professor Gerard Whyte, Trinity College Dublin
  • Dearbhail McDonald, Author & Broadcaster
  • Sinead Lucey, Managing Solicitor of the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC)
  • Lewis Mooney BL, Coordinator of The Bar of Ireland Voluntary Assistance Scheme.

Additional speakers to be announced


10.00-10.30 Registration

10.30-11.00  Opening & Welcome addresses

11.00-11.30   Presentation: Using strategic litigation as a tool for social justice

11.30-12.45   Panel Discussion: Litigating for social change – the experiences of civil society organisations


12.45-13.30  Lunch

13.30-14.00: Presentation: Acting as a third party intervener at the European Court of Huma Rights, as an amicus curiae in Irish courts, and contributing to other international forums.

14.00-15.15: Panel Discussion – Courts, Social Change and Judicial Independence

15.15-15.45 Closing address


 

This conference is open for all & to attend, please register below.

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