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FLAC in association with the School of Law, presents

FLAC@50: Access to Justice Conference

  • Date of event
    • Friday, 17 May 2019
  • Time
    • 9 - 4:30 pm
  • Venue
    • The Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2
  • Reservations

  • Programme

    9.00 Registration
    9.30 Welcome:
    Eilis Barry, FLAC & Prof Mark Bell, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
    Opening address by the Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of Ireland
    10.00 Perspectives from the UK - Chaired by the Attorney General Seamus Woulfe SC
    The reform of the Courts - Lord Briggs of Westbourne, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

    The role of the NGO in bringing reform - Andrea Coomber, Director JUSTICE
    10.45 Tea/Coffee
    11.00 Current Challenges - Chaired by the Attorney General Seamus Woulfe SC
    Pro bono work as an inherent professional responsibility of a lawyer - David Hillard, Pro Bono Partner, Clayton Utz

    Providing for the Litigant in person - Les Allamby, Chief Commissioner, NIHRC
    12.00 Irish Perspective in Detail - Breakout Sessions
    Legal services for specfic disadvantaged groups and individuals - Chaired by Sinead Lucey, Managing Solicitor, FLAC

    Legal services for people in mortgage arrears facing repossession - Chaired by Paul Joyce, Senior Policy Analyst, FLAC

    The legal needs of people experiencing domestic violence - Chaired by Stephanie Lord, Legal and Policy Officer, FLAC
    12.45 Lunch - The Dining Hall, Trinity College Dublin
    13.45 Feedback from Breakout Sessions
    Access to Justice: Future Perspectives - Chaired by Ms Justice Mary Laffoy
    Access to Justice: the European Dimension - David Fennelly BL, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
    Access to Justice in Environmental Matters: Puzzle with a Piece Missing - Dr. Aine Ryall, Centre for Law and the Environment, UCC and Vice-Chair Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee
    14.45 Plenary Panel - Looking to the Future - Chaired by Ms Justice Mary Laffoy
    Philip O’Leary, Chair of the Legal Aid Board

    Patrick Dorgan, President of the Law Society of Ireland

    Mícheál P O Higgins SC, Chair, Council of the Bar of Ireland

    Professor Gerard Whyte, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

    Ms. Justice Rosemary Horgan (TBC)
    16.00 Closing Comments - Ellis Barry, FLAC Chief Executive