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28 February 2023

Law Society President’s Message to Members of All Bar Associations – President`s Conference,12th May 2023, Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny

Dear Members

Please see below email (and links to attachments) from Maura Derivan, President of the Law Society:

Dear Member,

I am writing to you to seek your personal support for the President`s Conference, which is being held on the 12th May 2023 at Mount Juliet Estate, Kilkenny. This is a Conference with a difference and is part of the initiative to engage and reach out to the Bar Associations and the Profession and to listen and deal with their concerns and difficulties and to represent them in the best way possible.

This Conference will comprise of short presentations followed by a Round Table discussion of all delegates with feedback for all.  It is particularly designed for Practitioners and has all the topics which are significant to our daily practice of law.

The Conference carries 5 CPD points, 1 Regulation and 4 Management and also fulfils the requirement this year of 5 CPD in-person hours.   We were fortunate to secure the delightful venue at Mount Juliet for an extremely reasonable cost.  The cost of the Conference is of course tax deductible.

I attach a copy of the Conference details and the Booking Form.  I also attach a Questionnaire, which we are asking all delegates to complete so that we can fine-tune the Conference to meet the needs and concerns of the Profession.

The Booking Form can be completed and forwarded to or it can be accessed on the Law Society`s website or the Booking Form can be downloaded, completed and sent by post to Colette O`Malley, Marketing Initiatives Limited, 232 Blanchardstown Corporate Park, 2 Ballycoolin, Dublin 15.

I have been on the Law Society Council since 2006 and my primary focus has always been the ordinary Solicitor/Practitioner and the difficulties they meet on a daily basis including regulation compliance, economic change etc.  I have lobbied at Council for the good of the Bar Associations and ordinary Practitioners and have given my full support and time willingly in this endeavour.

I, therefore, am asking you for your support in this new initiative of the President`s Conference, which is being held at Mount Juliet on the 12th May 2023.

I look forward to meeting you in Mount Juliet on the 12th May 2023

Kind regards,

Maura Derivan


The Law Society of Ireland

Law Society of Ireland Brochure 2023 – Final (003)

President’s Conference Programme_ (003)

Questionaire (003)