23 June 2021

3.00 to 5.00pm

Remotely by webinar…



Seminar Type:
Management & Professional Development Skills


23 June 2021

3.00 to 5.00pm

Remotely by webinar


The 2020 CPD cycle instituted under the CPD Regulation (Solicitors (Continuing Professional Development) Regulations, 2017) S.I. 529 of 2017 came into effect on the 1st of January 2020 and runs for the calendar year 2021


Every solicitor has a CPD requirement which includes a minimum of 3 hours management and professional development skills.


To meet these requirements this seminar will focus on the following key areas.

1. Guidance of the Complaints Process with the LSRA.

2. An introduction to Mindfulness.

3. Advices on Practice Protection and dealing with personal emergencies.

4. Common issues and ways to resolve



Joe O’ Malley, President DSBA,



Brian J Doherty, Chief Executive LSRA  Complaints and the LSRA

Following 17 years in civilian oversight of policing in Ireland, Brian was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the new Legal Services Regulatory Authority in September 2017. The Legal Services Regulatory Authority regulates the provision of legal services by legal practitioners and will also be responsible for ensuring the maintenance and improvement of standards in the provision of legal services in Ireland


Barry Lee.  Advices on Mindfulness.

Barry Lee worked as a corporate lawyer for over 10 years. Very early in his career he experienced burnout, and this led him to discover meditation and more specifically the practice of mindfulness. He no longer practices as a solicitor and has been teaching mindfulness full time for the last 5 years. He is the current chairperson of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland and he is also the founder of Mindfulness For Law. He has facilitated courses and workshops for hundreds of solicitors in Ireland and abroad. This session will be a simple introduction to mindfulness... what exactly is it and why might it be helpful for solicitors to practice it? 


Susan Martin Common issues and ways to resolve.

Susan is a solicitor practising on her own account since 2004. She is the co-author of “Civil Procedure in the Circuit Court” and “Practical Probate” with Karl Dowling BL and is the Honorary Secretary of the Council of the DSBA.


Niall Cawley. Advices on practice protection and dealing with personal emergencies

Niall is the Programmes Directors of the DSBA and was Chair of the DSBA Practice Management Committee for four years. He is principal of Niall T Cawley & Co solicitors in Blackrock Co. Dublin where he has been in practice since 1993.