The PPCII elective Advanced Legal Practice Irish (ALPI) / Ardchúrsa Cleachtadh Dlí as Gaeilge (CDG Ardchúrsa) is open to practising solicitors who wish to be registered on the Irish Language Register (Law Society) / Clár na Gaeilge (An Dlí-Chumann).
In order to be entered onto the Irish Language Register, a solicitor must take this PPCII elective course and pass all course assessment and attendance requirements.
A Leaving Certificate Higher Level standard of Irish is a minimum entry standard for this course.
The Ardchúrsa Cleachtadh Dlí as Gaeilge (CDG Ardchúrsa) will run from 09 April until 11 June 2020. The course contact hours (lectures and workshops) will be delivered on Thursday evenings from 6pm-8pm at the Law Society. Lectures during weeks 1 and 2 will be made available online on the Thursdays of those weeks; therefore physical attendance for practitioner participants on those particular days is not required. Further online lectures will be made available later in the course. All virtual attendance for online lectures will be recorded and vouched through a comprehension questionnaire.
This course is a ‘blended learning’ one i.e. a mixture of online and face-to-face attendance on specific Thursday evenings. Due to the group work logistics, attendance at all of the face-to-face Thursday evening workshops is essential. Participants will be required to complete individual and group coursework online in between each session. There will be two coursework weeks built into the timetable, to facilitate group collaboration coursework.
Assessment will combine continuous assessment and an end-of-course group project and an individual oral presentation. It is recommended that course participants have a good level of IT skills and be familiar with web browsing, word processing, uploading/downloading files, and watching online videos.
This course will fulfil the full practitioner CPD requirement for 2020.
The Advanced Legal Practice Irish Course was awarded the European Language Label 2012.
The fee for 2020 is €625. Further information, including a brochure and an application form, is available on the Law Society website at www.lawsociety.ie/alpi.aspx.
Information on the Irish Language Register / Clár na Gaeilge can be found at https://www.lawsociety.ie/Find-a-Solicitor/Clar-na-Gaeilge/.
Contact person: John Lunney, Solicitor, Course Manager J.Lunney@LawSociety.ie; tel: 01 672 4802.