No female students insulted on students’ WhatsApp group, says Law Society

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A review of a law students’ WhatsApp group called ‘Tits and Filth’ has uncovered no evidence of disparaging references to female trainee solicitors, the Law Society has said. The body, which trains and represents solicitors, launched an investigation into the group after receiving complaints from several members …” (more)

[Conor Gallagher, Irish Times, 14 October]

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Dramatic fall in numbers entering legal profession

Posted in Legal issues on January 8th, 2010 by steve

“The numbers entering the legal profession fell dramatically in 2009, according to the latest figures. According to figures obtained by The Irish Times, the number of new solicitors joining the roll of solicitors between 2008 and 2009 fell by 10 per cent, and the number joining the bar fell by 25 per cent …” (more)

[Carol Coulter, Irish Times, 8 January]

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Colleges wasting funds on ‘hugely expensive’ lawyers

Posted in Legal issues on April 27th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“Universities are wasting money on ‘hugely expensive lawyers and barristers’ even though resources are stretched to the limit across the system, the annual conference of university teachers has been told. Mike Jennings, general secretary of the Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT), told the conference over the weekend that human resource departments in the colleges were well resourced but despite this, they were hiring legal experts at huge cost. Mr Jennings said this represented a ‘disgraceful waste of public money at a time when resources are stretched to the limit in the entire university system’ …” (more)

[Sean Flynn, Irish Times, 27 April]

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