The LegalEDTalks Shrink Me Online Programme, designed by the Psychological Services of the Law Society Education Department in collaboration with Law Society Finuas Skillnet and Skillnet Ireland, is available until 30 September to support members.
Shrink Me Online is a series of free eModules from expert speakers available now. Solicitors can avail of the CPD hours on offer. The series comprises two elements:
○ Unlocking Wellbeing Together - offering insights to help solicitors cope with their new reality of living, working - and perhaps parenting - from their domestic spaces. These are delivered by a range of wellbeing and mental health professionals; and
○ Legal Lives - providing rare access to some well-known individuals within the international and Irish legal communities, discussing the opportunities as well as the challenges posed to lawyers and law firms during this crisis.
Shrink Me Online: Unlocking Wellbeing Together and Legal Lives Series
● Coldshock: Wim Hof practitioner, Níall Ó Murchu, in conversation with Trish Howard, psychotherapist.
● Wim Hof Method: Wim Hof Method breathing Master Class.
● Parenting in a Pandemic: Psychotherapists Trish Howard and Lauren Gourley share ideas and concepts to help parents juggling being at home with their children with maintaining demanding jobs.
● Love, Lies and Justice: Irish Times columnist Fintan O’Toole speaks to international lawyer and author Prof. Philippe Sands, QC about his life as a lawyer as well as his groundbreaking books East West Street and The Ratline.
● The Life of Chris Parsons: Senior Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Chris Parsons joins psychotherapist Antoinette Moriarty in conversation about his life and career, and how he successfully overcame challenges to his mental health.
● Appeal to a Higher Court: Recession, Rebound, Reimagination: Award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author Dearbhail McDonald is in conversation with Court of Appeal Judge Donald Binchy and former Court of Appeal Judge Michael Peart.
● Domestic Violence: The Limitations of a Legal Response: Noeline Blackwell, human rights lawyer and CEO of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre, and Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop, Acting CEO at Saoirse Women's Refuge, are in conversation with Sarah Benson, CEO at Women's Aid, to discuss their lives and careers.
● June O’Connell: From Corporate Law to South Kerry: After 25 years as a corporate lawyer, June O’Connell realised that she needed a career change and followed her dream to co-found a gin and whiskey distillery in Co. Kerry. The former lawyer joins Journalist and CEO of The Currency, Tom Lyons to talk about what her journey has taught her for this time of uncertainty.
● Leadership and Innovation in Law Firms: As a generation of lawyers acclimatise to working remotely, Paul Hayes, one of Europe’s leading technology strategists, speaks to Jeanne Kelly, senior partner in LK Shields to discuss the impact of coronavirus on law firms.
Accessing LegalED Talks
Shrink Me Online is delivered through LegalED Talks Learning Management Hub and uploaded in the form of new sessions weekly, so keep checking to make sure you don’t miss out on this great new learning support. The series is available now.
You can access the course HERE
and click 'Book Now'. You will be asked to 'create an account' - even if you have done an online course with us before you need to do this. Do not try to 'Log in' as this will not work.
*Please note, these courses are free to members of the Law Society of Ireland. However, non-members (including those who are not solicitors) are welcome to access the course.
Stay safe and well
If you require any assistance, or more information about any of the above, please contact FinuasSkillnet@lawsociety.ie or call 01 881 5727.