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Save the Date: FLA Annual Circuit Conference (Monday 19th April)
Chair: His Honour Judge Keenan Johnson
Mary O'Toole SC - Brexit and Family Law
Sara Phelan SC - Mediation and Family Law
Mella Kennedy BL - Coercive Control and Family Law
Liam Mannion - Pensions, Property & Lending T
This conference will take place via zoom webinar on Monday 19th April 2021 and commences at 11am.
To register for the conference please find link below:
Finalisation of the Submissions of the FLA on the General Scheme of the Family Court Bill
Dervla Browne SC, chair of FLA Family Court Reform Sub-committee, finalising the submissions of the Association on the General Scheme of the Family Court Bill.
FLA CPD Seminar Series - Childcare law update
The FLA is delighted to announce details of the next CPD seminar in our Afternoon series.
FLA Childcare Law Update - Afternoon CPD seminar series
25th March 2021 4.30 p.m.
His Honour Judge Colin Daly
Lewis Mooney BL
Sinead Fitzgerald, solicitor
Lyndsey Keogh BL
1.5 CPD points
The Link for the event can be found below:
FLA Anne Dunne Memorial Lecture
The FLA is delighted to be able to announce the details of the upcoming FLA Anne Dunne Memorial Lecture.
The FLA Memorial Anne Dunne Lecture – this lecture, together with reflections, will take place on the 18th March 2021 at 5 p.m..
The lecture will be delivered by Libby Maguire BL and will be on the topic of “Cohabitation relief in Ireland – a 10 year review.
Please find an outline and further detalis below:
FLA Anne Dunne Memorial Lecture 18th March 2021 @ 5 p.m.
Welcome - Nuala E Jackson SC, Chair FLA
Reflection: Gerry Durcan SC
Anne Dunne Memorial Lecture
Libby Magure BL
"Cohabitation in Ireland"
Reflection: Maura McNally SC, Chair Bar Council of Ireland
Please find the registration link for the lecture below:
Amendments to the Constitution of the FLA - AGM 2020
The Executive Committee of the Family Lawyers Association is pleased to announce that the Association at its AGM on the 14th November 2020 agreed to amend the Constitution to allow for Judicial and Academic members of the Association, in addition to Associate members.
In addition, it was agreed that former members of the Association who have retired from practice will be entitled to associate membership as of right. The amended provisions of the Constitution, being Articles 3 and 5, are set out below.
The annual subscription for Judicial, Academic or Associate membership is €150. To join, please see the “Become a Member” section of the website.
The Association is pleased to welcome its first Judicial Members, The Hon. Ms. Justice Bronagh O’Hanlon, Judge of the High Court and Past Chair of the FLA and Her Honour Judge Rosemary Horgan, Judge of the Circuit Court and Past President of the District Court.
Membership of the Association shall be open to any practising solicitor or barrister. Judicial membership of the Association shall be open to any member of the Judiciary (current or retired). Academic membership of the Association shall be open to any member of faculty of a third level institution whose academic work involves them in the area of family law. Associate membership of the Association shall be open to such other persons involved in the area of family law as may be determined by Executive Committee of the Association from time to time. Former members of the FLA who have retired from practice will be entitled to associate membership as of right. A Judicial, academic or associate member shall not be entitled to vote at general meetings of the Association and shall not be eligible for membership of the Executive Committee of the Association. The Association may, from time to time, holds events which are not open to attendance by Judicial, academic or associate members.
A member or Judicial/academic/associate member shall pay or discharge such yearly subscription as may be determined by the Executive Committee from time to time. The Committee may prescribe a different subscription rate for members and Judicial and academic and associate members, and for categories within members, such as newly qualified lawyers.
FLA Facemask Fundraising Initiative for the Leukaemia Trust
The FLA is undertaking a fund raising initiative with FLA facemasks.
All members will receive a free masks by post/DX in coming days but is asking members to purchase extra masks with all sale proceeds going to the Bone Marrow for the Leukaemia Trust in St James’s Hospital.
Masks cost €10 each or three for €20 and to purchase contact any member of Executive Committee.