Law Society of Ireland Legal Excellence programme – Legal English 2016

July 28th, 2016 § 0 comments

Group shot Legal English

Front row – l-r: Eva Massa (Law Society), Gonzalo Olmos, Maria Francesca Cicotti, Antonella Benedetti, Lorenza De BoniI, T P Kennedy (Director of Education), Lucia Fabbri, Attracta O’Regan (Head of Law Society Professional Training), Daniela Barbieri, Alessandro Valerio.Middle row – Colette Reid (Law Society), Alesssandro Mazza, Sara De Angelis, Costanza Acciai, Sara Ziveri, Erika Criscione. Stefania Spina, Ines Cavallone. Back row – Joanne Cox (Law Society), Vanni Sancandi, Renzo Rossi, Elena Guerri, Michele Wurzer, Lorenzo Napoleoni, Michelangelo Dapporto, Enrico Braiato, Marzia Susan Zambon, Francesca Braglia, Chiara G Consonni, Michelle Nolan (Law Society Professional Training).

We have previously written two posts about a programme, organised by the Law Society Professional Training in Ireland, which provides training opportunities for European Lawyers, and cooperation between European Bars.

This summer, from 18-22 July, the Law Society of Ireland Professional Training, led by Attracta O’Regan (Solicitor and Head of Law Society Professional Training), hosted Italian and Spanish lawyers in Dublin as part of the Legal Excellence, Legal English Summer School. Delegates attended an intensive Commercial Contracts and Advanced Negotiation Skills Masterclass designed by Joanne Cox (Solicitor and Course Manager with the Law Society Law School) and delivered by Solicitor experts in Ireland.

Delegates also had the opportunity to attend an Ethics Lecture which provided a comparative analysis of the ethical values applicable to the legal profession in Italy and Ireland and included an overview of the relevant principles ruling the conduct of lawyers in their professional relationships. This lecture was a collaborative educational initiative between the Law Society of Ireland and the Siena Bar Council which was accredited by the Consiglio Nazionale Forense (CNF) in Italy. This was co-presented by Eva Massa (Solicitor and Course Manager with the Law Society Law School) and Avv. Lucia Fabbri (a practising Lawyer and Barrister in Italy and a Disciplinary Tribunal Judge in the District of Florence).

Social aspects of the Summer School included a trip to the Four Courts and Kilmainham Jail in Dublin and a tour of Kilkenny City taking in the Castle and Smithwick’s Brewery followed by dinner and an evening of traditional Irish music and dance.

The programme was run in collaboration with the Academy of European Law (ERA), Sienna Bar Council, Velletri Bar Council, Bologna Bar Council and School of Law International Group (SLIG).

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