Behind the Bar: Join the Team

Discover a rewarding career at The Bar of Ireland, where professionalism meets warmth, with a commitment to excellence.  Our dedicated team delivers a host of services and supports to barristers, in the delivery of advocacy and other legal services, across the State and beyond.

The Bar of Ireland as an Employer

The executive staff at The Bar of Ireland – supporting almost 2,150 barrister practitioners – are employed in range of disciplines to support the delivery and implementation of the organisation’s strategic objectives and range of membership services.

As a lean organization, we operate a dynamic team structure, with our member focus at the core of all operations.

Those operations include

  • Onsite & Digital Law Libraries
  • Finance & Administration
  • IT Infrastructure
  • Regulation
  • Professional Development
  • Communications & Membership Services.

Why the Bar?

Our organisation is a highly regarded legal institution that seeks to professionalise and advance the administration of justice through supporting our members and advocating on matters of public interest relating to justice and rule of law matters.

Joining our team will suit individuals who are seeking a fulfilling career, engaging work and a friendly and inclusive work environment.

Our team members enjoy a range of benefits which include a competitive salary and pension, flexible working, health & wellbeing initiatives, professional development, as well as a programme of social & team building events.

Equality in Opportunity

The Bar of Ireland is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

All employment decisions in The Bar of Ireland are based on merit, abilities, suitability and qualifications.

The Bar of Ireland has taken proactive steps to safeguard this ethos and is committed to continuous improvement. The Irish Centre for Diversity offers Ireland’s only Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) mark for Irish organisation. The accreditation is awarded following a process of assessment to ensure a cohesive approach to instilling an inclusive, equitable and diverse work environment is in place. We are proud to hold Investors in Diversity accreditation since January 2023.

Within our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy we have set out overarching objectives which underpin our commitment to being an equal and diverse organisation.

We also boast an active EDI Staff Group

Keep up to date

From our flagship journal The Bar Review, to our extensive back catalogue of podcasts and newsletters, you can keep up to date with the latest news and developments from The Bar of Ireland in a way that suits you:

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