Annual Gala Event

IWLA GALA DINNER 2017: Woman Lawyer of the Year is Her Excellency Ambassador Patricia O'Brien

The 2017 IWLA Woman Lawyer of the Year award was presented to Her Excellency Ambassador Patricia O'Brien at the Association's Annual Gala Dinner on 14th October 2017. Patricia was  nominated as Ambassador of Ireland to France earlier this year, having previously served as the United Nations Legal Counsel, appointed by Ban Ki-moon.The IWLA Gala Dinner was held in Blackhall Place, in collaboration with Law Society Skillnet and the Bar of Ireland. The pre-dinner reception was sponsored by and with the support of Eversheds Sutherland Solicitors. In addition to an address by the Ambassador, the assembled women lawyers from the judiciary, academia, solicitor and barrister practitioners, trainees and pupils enjoyed a keynote speech from Ellen O'Malley-Dunlop, Chairperson of the National Women's Council of Ireland.

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Annual Gala Dinner 2016 -- 5th November 2016

The Irish Women Lawyers' Association, in collaboration with Law Society Skillnet and The Bar of Ireland, were delighted to host the Annual Women Celebrating Women Lawyers Gala Dinner on 5th November 2016 in the Presidents' Hall, Law Society of Ireland.

Our Keynote Speaker was Orlaith Carmody, and the IWLA "Woman Lawyer of the Year" 2016 recipient Patricia Rickard-Clarke also addressed attendees.

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Gala 2015 -- 24th October 2015

President/Speaker/Winners

Our new President The Hon. Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness with the Keynote Speaker Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC), and Joint-winners of the IWLA "Woman of the Year" award are Mary O'Toole SC and Muriel Walls, Solicitor, of the "Lawyers For Yes" campaign 

Committee 2015

Some of the 2015 Committee Members with IWLA President The Hon. Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness

Standing L-R: Irene Lynch Fannon, Aoife McNicholl, Maeve Delargy, Fiona McNulty

Sitting L-R: Maura Butler, the Hon. Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness, Aoife McNickle (Chairperson)

Joint Winners

Joint-Winners of the IWLA Woman Lawyer of the Year 2015 Mary O'Toole SC and Muriel Walls, Solicitor of the "Lawyers for Yes" Campaign with IWLA President The Hon. Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness

VIPS

Standing L-R: Irene Lynch Fannon, Chief State Solicitor Eileen Creedon, Rosemarie Bryson, Maura Butler, Pauline Ward and Maura Smyth, Thomson Reuters, Senator Ivana Bacik, Aoife McNicholl, Jennifer Aston, Maeve Delargy, Claire Hogan of The Bar of Ireland (Collaborators), Fiona McNulty, Noeline Blackwell, Aoife Gillespie, Tracey Donnery and Attracta O'Regan of Law Society Skillnet (Collaborators)

Sitting L-R: Mary O'Toole SC, Muriel Walls, Solicitor, IWLA President The Hon. Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness, Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner IHREC, Aoife McNickle, Chairperson IWLA

Honorary Members

Irene Lynch Fannon, The Hon. Ms. Justice Mary Laffoy, Mary O'Toole SC, The Hon. Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne

Incl Skillnets

Our Collaborators from Law Society Skillnet Tracey Donnery and Attracta O'Regan with some guests at the 2015 Annual Gala Dinner

Group Lawyers for Yes

Group Winners/Speaker pic

Hall shot of attendees

IWLA’s 2017 Woman Lawyer of the Year is Her Excellency Ambassador Patricia O'Brien

The 2017 IWLA Woman Lawyer of the Year award was presented to Her Excellency Ambassador Patricia O'Brien at the Association’s Annual Gala Dinner on 14 th October 2017.   Patricia was  nominated as Ambassador of Ireland to France earlier this year, having previously served as the United Nations Legal Counsel, appointed by Ban Ki-moon.… Read more