Would you like to know what it is like to be a student on the Diploma in Legal Studies? From noon till 3 pm on Saturday, February 27, 2021, King’s Inns will offer prospective students a chance to experience life as a Diploma student by taking part in classes like those on the course.
Launching your EU Career: Traineeship opportunities in the European Commission and the European Parliament
It is a great chance for students, graduates and professionals to learn more about traineeship opportunities available in the EU. These paid traineeships can be the start of a rewarding career within the EU institutions.
In recognition of their exceptional leadership in a time of great strife and challenge, the Irish Women Lawyers’ Association (IWLA) is delighted to announce Michelle O’Boyle, outgoing President of the Law Society of Ireland and Maura McNally SC, Chair of The Bar of Ireland as IWLA Women Lawyers of the Year 2020.
Chief Justice Frank Clarke and Dr David Kenny to participate in Ireland’s Edge – Available Light / Solas
The Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice, and Dr David Kenny, Assistant Professor of Law at Trinity College Dublin, are participating in Ireland’s Edge – Available Light / Solas. Both participants are Barrister–at–Law graduates of King’s Inns. The event will be streamed live on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 December.
King’s Inns acknowledges the publication on Thursday 19 November 2020 by the Legal Services Regulatory Authority of its second report on the education and training of legal practitioners, including barristers.
The LSRA publishes reports on Legal Practitioner Education and Training & Unification of Legal Profession
The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) today [Thursday 19 November] publishes two separate reports with recommendations to the Minister for Justice, in fulfilment of its statutory mandate to ensure the maintenance and improvement of standards in the provision of legal services by legal practitioners.
King’s Inns publishes Statement of the Required Competencies of a Barrister
The Honorable Society of King’s Inns publishes the Statement of the Required Competencies of a Barrister, which was approved by the Council of King’s Inns at its meeting on Wednesday, 11 November 2020.
The Translation Seal Examination is due to take place this year on Saturday, 5 December 2020. This qualification is a great advantage for anyone wishing to pursue the profession of translator / legal linguist.
New Book: An Ghaeilge sa Dlí by Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh BL
Dáithí Mac Cárthaigh, a practising barrister and the Law & Irish Language Coordinator here at King’s Inns, recently published a book titled ‘An Ghaeilge sa Dlí’. It is aimed at anyone interested in the role of the Irish language in the Irish legal system in Europe and internationally.
Staying Connected: Some practical points on how to protect your wellbeing
As part of the King’s Inns 2020 Fitness Challenge, we asked Dr Michelle Killian, an expert in stress management and wellbeing, to give her thoughts on how social isolation and loneliness impacts on wellbeing, and what we can do about it.
Calcutta Run, the Legal Fundraiser, are asking the legal profession and supporters to run, walk, cycle, hike a collective 10,000km to get them from Ireland to Kolkata – and raise vital funds for the Peter McVerry Trust and The Hope Foundation in the process.
Applications for The Denham Fellowship are now being accepted
The Denham Fellowship, named after The Hon. Mrs Justice Susan Denham, former Chief Justice, aims to promote diversity in the legal profession. The application process for 2021 is now open for six weeks closing at 5 pm on Monday, 16 November 2020.
The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) has published its second report under its independent complaints handling regime which shows it received 605 complaints about solicitors and barristers in a six month period.
King’s Inns to launch a Fitness Challenge this Michaelmas Term
To encourage some camaraderie while we all work, live and learn through social distancing, King’s Inns is hosting a Fitness Challenge during Michaelmas Term. Run, row, walk, swim, spin, trot or travel via wheelchair to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU)!
Artist in Resident Jesse Jones writes about her extended COVID stay at King’s Inns
Visual artist Jesse Jones, the recipient of the inaugural Creative Residency at King’s Inns (a joint initiative with Dublin City Council Culture Company), writes about her extended stay during ‘Lockdown’.
Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to alumna Dr Sarah Fennell BL
Fifth in the ‘Alumni Stories’ series, our Member Relations Officer Diane Sutton speaks to alumna Dr Sarah Fennell BL, a lecturer and course coordinator at King’s Inns, and a member of The Bar of Ireland.
20 barristers and 17 solicitors to be granted title of Senior Counsel
The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) published the list of 37 legal practitioners who are to be granted the title of Senior Counsel following the Government’s approval of recommendations from the Advisory Committee on the grant of Patents of Precedence.
Job Opportunity: Legal Research Assistant in Dublin
Full–time research assistant required to work for two barristers in Dublin. Compiling research on a wide range of legal topics, mainly civil and commercial law, using up–to–date legislation, case law and commentary.
Develop a practical understanding of the law as it relates to the provision of education in Ireland
A former teacher and now one of the coordinators of the part–time law and education course at King’s Inns, Dr Claire O’Connor BL highlights the benefits of teachers and education officers undertaking this professional development course.
Recruitment and Selection for Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal 2021
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Helen McEntee T.D., is seeking expressions of interest from practising barristers and solicitors for the part–time position of Member and/or Chair of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal.
2nd CEF eTranslation Conference: Tools and Services for a Multilingual Europe
The 2nd CEF eTranslation Conference will take place online via Zoom on 14 October 2020 from 09:00 am to 15:30 pm CEST. It will demonstrate how you can benefit from the use of language technologies (LT) and how the latest technologies can facilitate your daily operations.
Prosecutors wanted at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting Prosecutors. Successful applicants must, on or before 4th September 2020, be enrolled as a Solicitor in the State or have been called to the Bar.
Judicial Assistants to the Circuit Court (Dublin, Kildare, and Meath)
The Courts Service has excellent opportunities to work with the judiciary as a judicial assistant. The role is a three–year contract which involves providing support to judges which can range from administrative, research and attending Court.
Judicial Assistants to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and the High Court – Dublin
The Courts Service has excellent opportunities to work with the judiciary as a judicial assistant. The role is a three–year contract which involves providing support to judges which can range from administrative, research and attending court.
King’s Inns Library finds an interesting title while updating our catalogue records at home during Lockdown
One project King’s Inns Library staff have been working on over the past couple of months while at home is upgrading the catalogue records for our collection of law tracts and trials as a single series.
The Law Society of Ireland and the first 100 women solicitors
As part of the Celebrating a Century series, the Library at the Law Society of Ireland has looked back through the institutional archives to identify the first 100 women solicitors to qualify and the results can be seen online and in print.
Business and the law: Develop a practical understanding
Dr. Eimear Brown, the Dean here at King’s Inns, recently wrote an article for eolas magazine on business and the law. It gives an insight into our highly sought–after law courses which assist many businesses in understanding and navigating the current legal issues that affect their day–to–day operations.
Two King’s Inns graduates are taking part in Ireland’s Edge ‘Through the Looking Glass’ event
Ms Justice Marie Baker and Dr David Kenny, both graduates of King’s Inns, are participating in Ireland’s Edge ‘Through the Looking Glass’ event on Monday 20 July at the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA).
The Legal Services Regulatory Authority is now accepting applications for Senior Counsel
Applications are now open for solicitors and barristers to apply to the Advisory Committee of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) on Patents of Precedence to use the title of Senior Counsel.
Job Opportunity: Office of the Attorney General are hiring a Solicitor or Barrister as Parliamentary Counsel
The Office of the Attorney General are hiring a Solicitor or Barrister, with at least 8 years’ experience and detailed knowledge of parliamentary procedures & legislative process, for the role of Parliamentary Counsel.
Deichniúr céimithe le ceapadh do Scéim Intéirneachta in Institiúidí an Aontais Eorpaigh
Tá sé fógartha ag an Aire Stáit don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin, an Seanadóir Seán Kyne, go bhfuil an scéim Intéirneachta in Institiúidí an Aontais Eorpaigh á réachtáil arís i mbliana.
IWLA Article Competition: What I have learnt from Covid–19
The Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) is running their next Article Competition. The theme for the competition is inspired by the current Covid–19 crisis. Whether we like it or not, we have all been forced to re–think things and do things differently because of the crisis.
Free Webinar: Building Blocks of a Career in EU Law: Different Perspectives
The Young Bar Committee at The Bar of Ireland along with The Irish Society for European Law (ISEL) are hosting a webinar titled ‘The Building Blocks of a Career in EU Law: Different Perspectives’, which is aimed at junior legal practitioners.
Irish manuscript on the lives of saints from the King’s Inns Library was recently digitised by Irish Script on Screen
Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) recently digitised another of the Irish manuscripts from the King’s Inns Library collection. MS 19 is an 18th work on the lives of saints bound in a home–made cover of cardboard and leather.
Job Opportunity: Chief Information Officer at The Courts Service of Ireland
A long–term vision for the future of the Courts Service has recently been developed which maps out a modern, digital Courts Service with services re–designed to be user centric, improve and facilitate access to justice and enhance the customer experience.
Coping with the COVID Crisis: The Challenges for King’s Inns
Running a busy professional law school is challenging in the best of circumstances, so how has the team at King’s Inns responded to the additional challenges posed by the COVID 19 Crisis? The Dean, Eimear Brown, describes the changes King’s Inns has implemented over the last 6–weeks.
King’s Inns is taking online applications for their part–time Advanced Diploma in Law and Education from May 2020
Former teacher and now one of the coordinators of the Advanced Diploma in Law and Education at King’s Inns, Dr. Claire O’Connor BL, highlights the benefits of undertaking this part–time and online professional development course.
The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) publishes the first of their bi–annual Complaints Report
On Tuesday 7 April 2020, The LSRA published the first of its bi–annual reports on complaints against solicitors and barristers, which shows that it received 636 complaints in the first five months of the new independent complaints handling regime.
Job Opportunity: Legal Costs Adjudicator with The Courts Service
The role of a Legal Costs Adjudicator is to provide an independent and impartial process of assessment of legal costs. This involves examining the nature and extent of any work done by counsel, solicitors or by expert witnesses and determining the fair and reasonable level of allowable costs.
Employment Opportunities for Irish Language Translators with the European Union, based in Co. Meath!
Tá comórtas earcaíochta d’fhonn aistritheoirí Gaeilge a aimsiú faoi lán seoil ag an gCoimisiún Eorpach agus rún acu painéal 50 aistritheoir a chur le chéile. Conarthaí ceithre bliana a bheidh i gceist i dtosach, agus is leor Béarla agus Gaeilge a bheith agat.
Portrait of Ms Justice Mary Laffoy by Artist Hetty Lawlor unveiled as part of The Bar of Ireland’s #IWD2020 Celebrations
The portrait, which was commissioned by The Bar of Ireland in honour of Justice Mary Laffoy’s extraordinary contribution to the legal profession, will be on permanent display on the walls of the King’s Inns.
The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) published its 2019 Annual Report on Tuesday 3 March 2020, which provides an overview of its performance and outputs for the year, including its new role in handling public complaints relating to solicitors and barristers.
King’s Inns welcomes Diane Sutton as our new Member Relations Officer
King’s Inns are delighted to welcome our new Member Relations Officer, Diane Sutton. Diane will be responsible for developing member services for barristers through a variety of social events, workshops and talks and providing engagement opportunities across King’s Inns graduate network.
Job Opportunity: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently recruiting for Assistant Legal Advisers
Assistant Legal Advisers are responsible for the provision of legal advice and assistance to colleagues within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 06 March 2020.
Pathways to United Diaspora: Common Purpose Ireland holds its inaugural diaspora leadership event at King’s Inns
Common Purpose presents Pathways to United Diaspora in association with the Open Doors Initiative and King’s Inns. We are proud to partner with the St. Patrick’s Festival under it’s theme for 2020 ‘Ireland’s Treasures’ – celebrating the value and importance of everyone who calls Ireland home.
Calling all Munster Alumni/Members – Wine & Canapés Event at UCC
On Wednesday 5 February 2020, from 5pm to 7pm, King’s Inns will participate in a wider alumni gathering in UCC. A great opportunity for us to reconnect with our alumni/members based in the Munster region.
Conference on Opportunities for Law Graduates as EU Lawyer–Linguists, King’s Inns
King’s Inns will hold an evening conference on Thursday 19 March 2020 from 7pm on opportunities as lawyer–linguists with the EU. The Hon. Ms Justice Ann Power, Judge of the Court of Appeal and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, will open the event.
Job Opportunity: UCC School of Law is hiring a part–time Research Assistant
The School of Law UCC is seeking a part–time Research Assistant (Admin) to support a new research project in the Centre for Law and the Environment on the theme ‘Teaching Environmental Law for Policy Innovation and Impact’.
Dinnéar Bliantúil Gaeilge Óstaí an Rí Déardaoin 6 Feabhra 2020
King’s Inns’ annual Dinnéar na Gaeilge for barristers, alumni and students will take place on Thursday 6 February 2020. The humourous Gael–linn debate ‘Bonn an Phiarsaigh’ for King’s Inns students will take place beforehand in the Junior Common Room, King’s Inns 5.30 to 6pm. All are welcome.