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Gain practical insight into conveyancing practice changes with this popular certificate
Late applications are now being accepted for the Diploma Centre’s popular Certificate in Conveyancing, which begins on Tuesday 13 October 2020. This course provides a practical insight into the “pre-contract investigation of title” (PCIT) system, introduced on 1 January 2019.
 
The new system, which improved the conveyancing process by ensuring any queries relating to the property’s title are raised and resolved before the contracts are signed, is a fundamental change to the legal practice and procedures involved in buying and selling property. As such, this certificate provides participants with a comprehensive overview and understanding of the PCIT system and of the issues currently relevant to conveyancing practitioners.
 
Designed with a practical focus, the Certificate in Conveyancing reviews best conveyancing practice, provides precedents, and offers students the opportunity to learn through problem-based scenarios. 
 
The course is delivered via an innovative ‘flipped classroom’ approach that offers participants ultimate flexibility in how they approach their learning. This format sees lectures released in an online tranche, with participants provided a window of a number of weeks to view the recorded content and complete online learning activities in a self-paced manner. The online releases are bookended by two days of interactive online workshops.
 
For further information visit: www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Suzanne Crilly, Solicitor, Course Leader: s.crilly@lawsociety.ie 

 

Monaghan CPD Day goes online 9 October
Topics and speakers include: litigation and delivery of pleadings in a pandemic (Conor MacGuill), The Family Law Act 2019 (Keith Walsh), ADR (Maebh Gogarty and Brian McMullin), legal tech: apps and the paperless office (Gerard Groake BL and Robert Lowney).
 
Anyone from anywhere can login remotely to attend this CPD online webinar with live Q&A and obtain 1.5 General and 1.5 Management & professional Development CPD hours.
 
Friday 9 October 2020, 10.00am to 1.00pm.
For more information and to make a booking click HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.
 
Late applications accepted on the Diploma in Insolvency Law and Corporate Restructuring
The Diploma Centre is inviting late applications to the Diploma in Insolvency Law and Corporate Restructuring. Areas covered on this course will include corporate restructuring, debt recovery, liquidation, examinership, receivership and personal insolvency.
 
Offered as part of the Diploma Centre’s autumn 2020 course programme, this diploma will begin on 7 October 2020.
 
The Diploma in Insolvency Law and Corporate Restructuring aims to provide a comprehensive practical overview of the current legislative framework in Ireland with respect to insolvency and corporate restructuring. It will include an analysis of basic concepts of debt restructuring to a consideration of more complex issues, such as financing considerations that may arise during the corporate restructuring process. The course will also delve into the effects of insolvency on companies in Ireland. It will examine the obligations on directors and the options for a company from initiating corporate restructuring to court procedures to the enforcement of judgments.
 
The final module of the course will provide a practical knowledge of the practice and procedure of personal insolvency in Ireland including bankruptcy.
 
Practitioners will be prepared for dealing with all aspects of insolvency and personal bankruptcy in the challenging times ahead. 
 
For further information visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Course Leader Cian Monahan, Solicitor, by email at C.Monahan@lawsociety.ie 

 

Conveyancers – join us for the online Annual Property Law Update 2020 on 22 October
The Conveyancing Committee in partnership with Law Society Professional Training will host the Annual Property Law Update online on 22 October with live question and answers.
Chaired by Dr. Gabriel Brennan, this conference will provide you will an overview of recent and ongoing changes in conveyancing practice. These will include:
 
• Review of Practice Notes – Oct 2019 to Oct 2020
• PRA practice update
• Property Market – where are we?
• Conveyancing Practice Reform Task Force
• Easements
• Commercial Leases update
• Receivership sales
 
The panel of expert speakers on the day are, Ronan Lyons, Assistant Professor of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, Deirdre Fox, Deirdre Fox & Associates Solicitors, Co Wicklow, Áine Ruddy, PRAI, Michael Walsh, Partner, ByrneWallace, Dublin, Mark Barr, Consultant, Arthur Cox, Dublin, Donal O'Raghallaigh, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald and Keith McConnell, Partner, Gore Grimes.
 
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Professional Training team will be glad to help. 
 
Make a Booking
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For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
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Diploma in Regulation Law and Practice begins 15 October 2020
The Diploma Centre is inviting applications for the Diploma in Regulation Law and Practice. This course is suitable for those who work in regulatory affairs, compliance functions or those who wish to transition to such roles. 
 
This course, which begins on Thursday 15 October 2020, will provide participants with an overview of the rationale for regulation and the various types of frameworks and will introduce participants to key theories and concepts guiding regulation. It will demonstrate the cross-sectoral impact of regulation as well as introduce a number of the main regulatory sectors, including financial, health, energy, telecoms and professions. Additionally, some of the key aspects in providing legal advice to a regulatory body will be examined, as will the mechanism for enforcing regulation both in the courts and at quasi-judicial level, including professional conduct committees, High Court challenges and judicial review actions. 
 
Practical skills workshops are an integral part of this diploma and will provide advocacy training relevant to oral hearings and inquiries. This course will also include a mock oral hearing and role-play sessions which will deepen the learning experience and provide an opportunity for participants to put their learning into practice. 
 
In the context of decision-making skills, there will be a session on ethics and the social context of law addressing unconscious bias, sensitivity training awareness, and dealing with vulnerable individuals.
 
For further information visit: www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Liam Dunne, Solicitor, Course Leader: l.dunne@lawsociety.ie. 

 

Live Online - Enduring Powers of Attorney Masterclass – 23 October
This Masterclass will deliver training and expert guidance on how to take instructions in an enduring powers of attorney (EPA) matter and the procedural requirements involved in order to satisfactorily execute an EPA. 
 
It will enable you to have a fuller understanding of the effect of executing and registering an EPA and how to avoid the common pitfalls. You will also learn about family disputes and objections to registration and the applications to court that may ensue. The role of the Office of Wards of Court in the registration of EPAs will be outlined.
 
Topics covered in this Online Masterclass are:
 
• Introduction to EPAs and the execution and registration 
• Common difficulties arising in the registration of EPAs
• Issues arising with EPAs post registration, Family disputes in EPAs including      objections to registration and applications to Court
 
Speakers include, Alice White, Registrar of Wards of Court, James Finn, Head of Legislation and Rules Unit and Margaret Walsh, Partner Sheil Solicitors Dublin
 
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Finuas Skillnet team will be glad to help. 
 
Make a Booking
To book your place, click HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finausskillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.
 
Diploma in Construction Law: navigating the legal landscape of a modern construction project
The increasing complexity of construction law provides for a proliferation of contracts and conflict and dispute resolution mechanisms. The Diploma in Construction Law will provide a comprehensive overview of the specialised discipline of construction law and practice in Ireland. 
 
Beginning on 10 October 2020, the Diploma in Construction Law will take a practical approach to the complex issues that arise from the multiparty nature of the construction process. Participants will be introduced to the standard forms of construction contracts with particular focus on the Public Works and RIAI Contracts. There will be specialised introductory streams for lawyers and non-lawyers and specific modules on the tendering process and construction dispute resolution. Other prominent areas of study will include: 
 
• The Construction Contracts Act 2013, 
• Allocation of risk between the employer and the contractor, 
• Collateral warranties and bonds, specialists and sub-contractors, and 
• The Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014. 
 
Practical training through the use of case studies and workshops will be enhanced by looking at the overall regulation of construction and the role of regulatory authorities, case law, and recent and future developments.
 
The Diploma Centre is a registered CPD Training Provider with Engineers Ireland.
 
For further information visit: www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Course Leader Liam Dunne at L.Dunne@LawSociety.ie. 

 

The In-House and Public Sector Annual Conference 2020 – 5 November
This annual conference, presented by the In-house and Public Sector Committee in partnership with Law Society Finuas Skillnet is aimed at solicitors employed in-house in the private and public sectors. 
 
Join us online on 5 November and you will hear from keynote speaker, Amanda Shantz, who will speak about Enhancing the Effectiveness of the In-House Legal Team, as well as Derek Hegarty who will explore Legal Professional Privilege and the In-House Solicitor. 
 
Both presentations will be followed by a panel discussion, where panel members from both, private and public sectors will share their personal observations and insights so that you can leave the day with practical and actionable tips and tools. Panellists include: Nicholas Donnelly, Head of Legal Unit, Department of Justice and Equality; Méabh Gallagher, Director of Corporate Governance & Legal Counsel, Data Protection Officer, Aer Lingu; Hugh O’Neill, In-house counsel, An Post and Laura McGovern, Senior Legal Advisor, Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
 
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Finuas Skillnet team will be glad to help. 
 
Make a Booking
To book your place, click HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finausskillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.
 
 
From farm to fork: Learn the fundamentals of agribusiness and food law this autumn
Gain a comprehensive and up-to-date guide of the practical issues that arise when advising clients from the agribusiness and food sector with the Certificate in Agribusiness and Food Law. 
 
The agri-food sector is Ireland’s largest indigenous industry, employing close to 10% of the working population. The volume of the agri-food sector exports has shown year-on-year increase and, as of 2018, accounted for €13.7 billion. 
 
Providing legal services to this fast-moving and dynamic sector requires not only a comprehensive understanding of the law but also of the business environment that applies. 
 
This certificate course provides participants with the legal knowledge required to advise agri-food clients, together with a practical understanding of the business environments in which such clients operate. It also provides an insight into the legislative and regulatory structures that apply to the sector, together with an analysis of recent case law. 
 
The syllabus gives comprehensive coverage of the ‘farm to fork’-related legal issues that apply in this vibrant part of our economy. The rules and regulations that apply to more specialised and growing areas of farming, such as organic food and farming, will be also be explored.
 
Applications are now being accepted for the Certificate in Agribusiness and Food Law, which begins on Saturday 17 October 2020.
 
For further information visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact the Diploma Team by emailing diplomateam@lawsociety.ie. 

 

Save the date - The online Annual Litigation Update 2020 - 29 October
This annual conference is designed in collaboration with members of the Law Society’s Litigation Committee. The aim of the seminar is to provide litigation practitioners with an overview of recent and on-going developments in litigation practice from a practical perspective. 
 
This year’s seminar will include a panel discussion on recent and continuing developments in the courts with esteemed panellists The Hon. Ms. Justice Mary C. Irvine, President of the High Court, The Hon. Mr. Justice David Barniville and Angela Denning, CEO, Courts Services. The discussion will be chaired by Liam Kennedy, Partner, A&L Goodbody, Dublin and delegates are welcomed to raise questions with the panel.
 
Other topics and issues to be covered include recent developments in Statute of Limitations, proposals for costs reform and litigation in lockdown. Speakers are Liam Kennedy, Partner, A&L Goodbody; Joe O’Malley, Partner, Hayes Solicitors; Stuart Gilhooly, Partner, HJ Ward & Co. Solicitors and Michael Quinlan, Managing Partner, Dixon Quinlan Solicitors.
 
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Professional Training team will be glad to help. 
 
Make a Booking
To book your place, click HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.

 

New Certificate in Mediator Training is open for applications
The Certificate in Mediator Training, offered in conjunction with the Mediator Academy, will provide participants with an appreciation of the theoretical foundations and practical strategies and skills of mediation in a variety of contexts.
 
Beginning on Friday 30 October, this brand-new course is designed to equip participants with the skills to act as a mediator and also to consider fully how the practice of mediation will be affected by the new statutory framework. It examines the Mediation Act 2017, which entered into force in 2018, and its objective to promote mediation as a viable, effective, and efficient alternative to court proceedings, thereby reducing legal costs, speeding up the resolution of disputes, and relieving the stress involved in court proceedings. The course includes personalised online learning in the form of interactive modules that can be undertaken by participants at a time suitable to them and live interactive workshops.
 
Key themes covered by the course include:
 
• Conflict and dispute resolution,
• The role of the mediator,
• Mediation skills and strategies,
• Negotiation in mediation,
• Lawyers and mediation, and
• Mediation law in Ireland.
 
Dual qualification and CIArb
Those who successfully complete the course will be awarded a Certificate in Mediator Training from the Law Society of Ireland and a Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Foundation Level Certificate in Commercial Mediation, which entitles participants to join CIArb at associate level. Participants can progress to our Diploma in Mediator Training which results in accreditation from the Meditator Institute of Ireland (MII).
 
If you are a post-PPC II trainee and you were awarded the CIArb Foundation Level Certificate previously, then please get in touch.
 
For further information visit www.lawsociety.ie/diplomacentre or contact Nicholas Kelly, Course Leader, by emailing Nicholas.Kelly@LawSociety.ie. 

 

The Business Law Update 2020 – 12 November 2020
This annual conference is designed by the Business Law committee in partnership with Law Society Professional Training. This online conference will deal with topical issues including a company Law update, the execution of documents, competition law enforcement in the Covid-19 era, the impact of Covid-19 on contractual obligations and distressed M&A – buyer considerations. The aim of this conference is to provide business law practitioners with an overview of recent and on-going developments in business law practice from a practical perspective.   
Join Neil Keenan, Partner, Byrne Wallace, Dublin as he chairs the event and hosts expert speakers, including, Justin McKenna, Partner, Mason Hayes Curran, Suzanne Kearney, Professional Support Lawyer, Arthur Cox, Philip Andrews, Partner, McCann Fitzgerald, Sean Nolan, Partner, Clark Hill Solicitors LLP and Philip Daly, Partner, LK Shields. 
 
You will receive speaker presentations and important information prior to the event and will get the opportunity to participate in the live Q&A session with the speakers on the day of the event. 
 
 
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Professional Training team will be glad to help. 
 
Make a Booking
To book your place, click HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.

 

CPD: updates in: Probate, Conveyancing, Litigation, Childcare Law, Solicitors' Accounts – 28 October
The Carrick on Shannon and Donegal CPD days have come together for an online webinar on 28 October. Speakers and topics include: Probate (Anne Stephenson), Conveyancing  (Patrick Sweetman), Civil Litigation (Roger Murray), Childcare Law (Sinéad Kearney), Solicitors’ Accounts (Fiona Stanley).
 
North West Practice Update 2020 
Law Society Finuas Skillnet in association with Donegal Bar Association, Inishowen Bar Association, Leitrim Bar Association, Longford Bar Association, Roscommon Bar Association and Sligo Bar Association
 
Date Wednesday 28 October 2020
Time 11.00am to 4.00pm
Venue Online webinar with live Q&A
Fee €135 
CPD Hours 3 General  
0.5 Management and Professional Development Skills 
0.5 Regulatory Matters
Total 4 hours 
 
Topics to be covered include - 
• Conveyancing Update including:
o practice and procedure 
• Probate 2020 Hot Topics including:
o practice and procedure guidance to best practice
o changes to probate forms and practice
• Childcare Update including:
o practice and procedure
o Covid-19 implications
• Civil Litigation Update 
o recent developments in litigation and the courts. 
o new rules and practice directions 
o Covid-19 implications
• New Small Practice Business Supports from the Law Society
• Solicitors’ Accounts: Trips and Traps 
 
Chairperson and Speakers to include - 
• Sinéad Kearney, Partner, Byrne Wallace Solicitors, Dublin
• Teri Kelly, Director of Representation and Member Services, Law Society of Ireland
• Roger Murray, Senior Counsel, Managing Partner, Callan Tansey Solicitors, Sligo
• Clodagh O’Brien, Crowe
• Justin Purcell, Small Practice Business Executive, Law Society of Ireland
• Fiona Stanley, Investigating Accountant, Law Society of Ireland
• Anne Stephenson, Principal Stephenson Burns Solicitors, Dublin   
• Patrick Sweetman, Partner, Matheson Solicitors, Dublin
 
Make a Booking
To book your place, click HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.

 

Essential Solicitors’ Update: Advising the Farmer, Law Tech, PRAI, Civil Litigation, Family Law – 6 November
Mayo, Limerick and Clare Bar Associations have come together with Law Society Finuas Skillnet. Join them by webinar for: farm transfers (Aisling Meehan), PRAI (John O‘Shea), civil litigation (Roger Murray), family Law (Susan Webster), law tech (Robert Lowney).
 
Date Friday 6 November 2020
Time 11.00am to 4.00pm 
Venue Online webinar with Live Q&A sessions
Fee€135
CPD Hours 3.5 General 
0.5 Management & Professional Development Skills
Total 4 Hours (by eLearning)
 
Topics to be covered include -
• Advising farmer clients - farm transfers, partnerships, tax relief, grant relief schemes
• Law Tech: technology tools for lawyers: a guide to apps and technology to help the busy lawyer
• Property Registration Authority update - first registration and possessory registration plus hot topics to watch
• Civil Litigation update including: recent developments in litigation and the courts, new rules and practice directions, Covid-19 implications
• Family Law update: The Domestic Violence Act 2018, cohabitation and Family Law Act 2019
 
Chairperson and Speakers include - 
• Robert Lowney, Learning Technologist, Teaching Enhancement Unit, Dublin City University
• Aisling Meehan, Principal Agricultural Solicitors, Co Clare
• Roger Murray, Senior Counsel, Managing Partner, Callan Tansey Solicitors, Sligo
• John O’Shea, Property Registration Authority
• Susan Webster, Principal Susan Webster & Co, Kildare
 
For more information and to make a booking
To book your place, click HERE
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.
 
Kilkenny CPD event: General Practice Update 2020 – online 13 November
This year’s event has an excellent line up of expert speakers and topics. We cannot meet them in person but we can meet them by webinar with live Q&A. Topics and speakers include: probate (Anne Stephenson), conveyancing (Margaret Finlay), s150 (Susan Martin), Residential Tenancies Board (Dervla Quinn), civil litigation (Colette Reid).
 
General Practice Update 2020
Law Society Finuas Skillnet in association with Carlow Bar Association, Kilkenny Bar Association, Wexford Bar Association and Waterford Law Society
Date Friday 13 November 2020
Time 11.00am to 4.00pm 
Venue Online webinar with live Q&A sessions
Fee €135 
CPD Hours 3.5 General 
0.5 Regulatory Matters (Accounting and AML) 
Total 4 hours (by eLearning)
 
Topics and Issues to be covered - 
• Probate 2020 Hot Topics including:
o practice and procedure guidance to best practice
o changes to probate forms and practice
• Conveyancing and PRAI 
o Stamp duty update
o Young Farmers Relief, residential and non-residential
o PRAI and life tenants
o Recent updates
• S150 where are we now? 
• Residential Tenancies Board Cases
o Including what is a lawful termination
o Timelines and precedent documents?
• Civil Litigation update: to include
o Recent developments in litigation and the courts. 
o New rules and practice directions 
o e-discovery 
o Covid-19 implications
 
Chairperson and Speakers include - 
• Margaret Finlay, Principal, Finlay and Company Solicitors, Dublin
• Susan Martin, Principal Martin Solicitors, Dublin
• Dervla Quinn, Principal Quinn & Co Solicitors, Wicklow, Panel Member Residential Tenancies Board
• Colette Reid, Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
• Anne Stephenson, Principal Stephenson Solicitors, Dublin
 
Make a Booking
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For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.
 
Personal Injuries Litigation Masterclass – 10 and 18 November 2020
This masterclass comprises of online lectures and interactive online tutorials with experienced practitioners dealing with the key elements of and recent developments in general personal injuries claims. It will also address the Covid-19 measures as they impact personal injuries litigation.
 
The topics will include; the Statute of Limitations; the Personal Injuries Assessment Board (PIAB); Personal injuries practice and procedure under the Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 (as amended) and the rules of court; Damages (recent trends and issues); the impact of Covid-19 on personal injuries litigation ;  Section 26 applications; Data access in personal injuries matters; recent case law; Claims involving an injured child; Claims involving schools; Practical considerations in claims against clubs; Bullying and harassment claims; Good practice and ethical issues; and Costs, including s.150 letters and adjudication.
 
Speakers confirmed to date are Colette Reid, Solicitor and Programme Director, Law Society of Ireland; Suzanne Hill, Solicitor and Assessor with PIAB; Noel Guiden, Legal Costs Accountant and Managing Partner of Behan & Assoc.; Niamh Mc Hugh BL; Sinéad Nunan, Managing Partner, Michael Houlihan & Partners, Solicitors and Stephen Hanaphy BL.
 
Prior to the event, you will receive all speaker presentations, materials and educational resources to assist you during this masterclass and to enable you to participate in the live Q&A session on the day. 
 
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Professional Training team will be glad to help. 
 
Make a Booking
To book your place, click HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.
 
Employment Law update – online conference
The Employment & Equality Law Committee in collaboration with Law Society Professional Training will host the Employment Law Update 2020 online on 26 November with live question and answers and panel discussion.
 
The objective of this online seminar is to provide practitioners with an update on recent changes to areas of employment law, practice and procedure and other relevant topics including Redundancies and a mindful approach to organisational management. 
 
This year’s seminar will include a live panel discussion on remote working and the employment law and practice implications. Panellists will include Alan Haugh, Deputy Chairperson, Labour Court; Elaine Bowers, Occupational Health & Safety Executive, IBEC; Barry Walsh, Partner, Fieldfisher, Dublin, and Karen Killalea, Partner, Maples & Calder, Dublin. Speakers include: Anne O’Connell, Principal, Anne O’Connell Solicitors, Dublin and Fiona McKeever, Executive Coach, Dublin.
 
This seminar will include a Live Online Questions & Answer session for delegates. 
If you have any questions, or concerns about attending an online event, please do not hesitate to get in touch. A member of the Professional Training team will be glad to help. 
 
Make a Booking
To book your place click HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.
 
Keep the date – 27 November: Online Annual Family and Child Law Conference 2020
The aim of this conference, designed by family and childcare practitioners, is to examine recent developments in core areas of family law and practice and childcare law practice.
 
This conference will provide practitioners with a concise and essential overview of the many recent developments and the implications for day-to-day client advice and practice and procedure. Topics include an update on case law/legislation, Finances and Family Law, Section 32 and 47 reports, Family & Child Law practice – a regional update and Practice update (Brexit, Section 150 LSRA Act, Family Law Act 2019 – first year of operation, Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2020 and remote hearings, Domestic Violence Act update (incl impact of pandemic).
 
Speakers confirmed to date include, Judge Colin Daly, President of the District Court; Gerry Durcan BL; Keith Walsh, Principal, Keith Walsh Solicitors; Jennifer O’Brien, Principal, Jennifer O’Brien Solicitors; Donogh McGowan, Managing Partner, Gerrard L. McGowan Solicitors; Caitríona Gleeson, Programme & Communications Manager, Safe Ireland; Joan O’Mahony, Principal, O’Mahony Solicitors and Dr Vincent Mc Darby, Senior Clinical Health Psychologist.
 
Other speakers TBC.
 
If you have any questions or concerns about attending an online event, please contact us on lspt@lawspciety.ie and one of the Professional Training team will be happy to help. 
 
To register click HERE 
 
Need assistance contact us on:
Email: lspt@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.

 

Cork and Kerry CPD Practitioner Day – webinar 20 November
Join by webinar to hear the following: probate (Padraic Courtney), residential tenancies (David Soden), farm transfers and partnerships (Aisling Meehan), legal tech in the firm (Pat Mullins), civil litigation (Colette Reid).
 
You don’t need to be in Cork or Kerry to participate in this CPD event! You can register and log on from anywhere to learn from these experts and to participate in the Q&A.
 
Practitioner Update Cork & Kerry 2020
Date Friday 20 November 2020
Time 11.00am to 4.00pm
Venue Online webinar with live Q&A sessions
 
Fee €135 
CPD Hours 3.5 Hours General
0.5 Management & Professional Development Skills,
Total 4 Hours  (by eLearning)
 
Topics and Issues to be covered - 
• Probate update
o Practice and procedure
o Covid-19 issues
• Advising the farmer: Farm Transfers and Partnerships
• Residential Tenancies Board:
o An update, 
o Practice and procedure
o Covid-19  issues
• Civil Litigation update
o Recent developments in litigation and the courts. 
o New rules and practice directions 
o e-discovery
o Covid-19 implications
• Legal Tech: using technology in the law firm to support office operations, case management, marketing etc. 
 
Chairperson and Speakers include - 
Padraic Courtney, Solicitor, Course Manager, Secretary to Probate and Trusts Committee, Law Society of Ireland
Aisling Meehan, Principal Agricultural Solicitors, Co Clare
Pat Mullins, Partner BDM Boylan Solicitors, Cork
Colette Reid, Solicitor, Course Manager, Secretary to Civil litigation Committee, Law Society of Ireland
David Soden, Principal David Soden Solicitors, Dublin
 
Make a Booking
To book your place, click HERE
For assistance, contact us on:
Email: finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie
Tel: 01 881 5727.

 

How to get the most out of your Law Society Professional Training and Finuas Skillnet CPD Webinars
This year our CPD Regional Cluster events and Committee Conferences are webinars with live Q & A sessions. We are grateful for all the support and help we have had from the local bar associations, the Law Society committees and our speakers. Your support has enabled us to keep our programme of autumn events going and to keep our colleagues updated. 
 
We are missing meeting you all and are already planning face-to-face events for next year. However in the meantime we want you to get the most out of the online events and have compiled some tips which we hope will enhance your experience.
 
1. Be prepared 
If you are going to an onsite event you all turn up early to grab a coffee and to find a comfortable seat. Why not do the same for an online event? Login early, silence your phone, turn off the emails, put up the ‘do not disturb’ sign, make a coffee, grab the biscuits and find a comfortable chair. We recommend you check your audio settings in advance and you may want to wear a headset – it enhances the sound quality.
 
2. Print the papers
If you are used to having a hard copy of the speakers’ slides and papers in front of you and you like to write notes on them – then go ahead and print them in advance of the webinar. We will aim to email them to you a few days in advance of the event, so you should have time to get this done. 
 
3. Watch with a friend (if possible whilst also observing Covid restrictions)
Are you missing the networking and social side of attending CPD onsite events? Why not watch the webinar with a friend or colleague? To get the CPD points you will each need to register and login separately. If you both log in, one of you can mute the sound on their device and you can both watch the other device. If you watch a webinar with someone else you are likely to be more engaged and less likely to get distracted. Of course you can only watch with a friend if you do so in line with current, relevant Government Covid-19 regulations and guidelines. 
 
4. Get involved
We encourage you to ask questions using the Q&A facility. We will do our best to answer them and it inspires the speakers to know there is someone out there listening!
 
5. Please complete the online evaluation form.
This is a learning process for us all and we appreciate all feedback.
 
We hope you find the experience of participating in our webinars enjoyable and informative. For full details of our programme of events and to book your place please see HERE
 
For assistance, contact us on
Email: finuasskillnet@lawsociety.ie 
 
Tel: 01 881 5727.
Law Society Professional Training and Finuas Skillnet are the CPD education and training section of the Law Society of Ireland, our aim is to meet your professional development, education and training needs.