Background

Law Society of Northern Ireland Centenary Conference 2022 Shaping our Future Together

Friday 23 September 2022, 9:00am
Hilton Belfast, Belfast, BT1 3LP
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The Law Society of Northern Ireland will be celebrating its centenary with a flagship conference on ‘Shaping our Future Together’ which will be held in the heart of Belfast's legal quarter on Friday 23rd September 2022. 

The special Centenary Conference aims to provide attendees with thought leadership and discussion on key issues that will impact the profession in the next 100 years, including:

  •  - The Future of the Profession & Law Tech
  •  - Climate Justice
  •  - Health & Wellbeing 
  •  - Media & The Law

Delegates are invited from the Society’s membership alongside those from the legal/professional services sector across public, private and voluntary sectors in Northern Ireland. 

The conference will provide hrs of CPD General Study for Solicitors and is priced at £100 + VAT per person to include full conference hospitality. 

To register, please select the number of tickets you wish to book and complete the lead name on the order form, then each guest name and email if known. You can use a repeat email address and confirm attendee names in due course. 

Background

Registration

Event Registration
£100.00

+ £20.00 VAT Per person

Agenda


  • 08:45 - 09:30

    Registration & Refreshments

    Delegates can enjoy arrival refreshments and pastries in the Lagan Suite Mezzanine.


    09:30 - 09:35

    Introduction

    Sarah Travers
    Conference Host


    09:35 - 09:40

    President's Address

    Brigid Napier
    President, The Law Society of Northern Ireland


    09:40 - 09:50

    Welcome Address

    The Right Honourable Dame Siobhan Keegan
    Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland


    09:50 - 10:10

    The Law Society of Northern Ireland - Challenges and Opportunities

    David A. Lavery CB
    Chief Executive, Law Society of Northern Ireland


    10:10 - 10:50

    Keynote: LawTech as a Disruptor

    Professor Richard Susskind 


    10:50 - 11:15

    Q&A

    with Professor Richard Susskind and David A. Lavery CB


    11:15 - 11:45

    Coffee & Networking

    Lagan Suite Mezzanine


    11:45 - 11:50

    Session 2 Overview - Climate Justice


    11:50 - 12:00

    Special Address: Climate Justice

    Mary Robinson
    Former Irish President, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Climate Justice Activist


    12:00 - 12:25

    Keynote: Building a Fair and Sustainable Future for all

    Tara Shine
    Environmentalist and former Policy Adviser to Professor Mary Robinson


    12:25 - 13:00

    Q&A and Floor Discussion

    with Tara Shine 


    13:00 - 14:00

    Networking Buffet Lunch


    14:00 - 14:05

    Session 3 Overview - Health & Wellbeing



    14:05 - 14:45

    Keynote: In Conversation with Fergal Keane

    Fergal Keane
    Award-Winning Journalist and Author and former BBC Correspondent


    14:45 - 15:00

    Comfort Break


    15:00 - 15:05

    Session 4 Overview - Media & The Law

    Session Chair: Paul Tweed


    15:05 - 16:15

    Panel: Are social media companies entitled to be treated differently from the mainstream media?

    Panel Discussion with 

    Miriam O'Callaghan, RTE Presenter & Broadcaster
    Stephen Nolan, BBC Presenter & Broadcaster 
    and other guests


    16:15 - 16:30

    Closing Remarks & Reflections


    16:30 - 18:30

    Post Conference Cocktail Reception

    Taking place in the No4 Cocktail Lounge at Hilton Belfast


Speakers

Contact us

The Law Society of Northern Ireland have engaged Morrow Communications to assist the planning and delivery of the Centenary Conference. Invoices for tickets will be issued by and payments should be made directly to Morrow Communications.  

Contact

Jane Watson, Events Director

events@morrowcommunications.com 

Tel: 028 90 393837 

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