When: 6:30 pm, Thurs 21 March
Where: Long Room Library of the Old Library at Trinity College Dublin
In 1968 four law students—David Byrne, Denis McCullough, Ian Candy and Vivian Lavan— attended a conference on legal education in Trinity College Dublin. They agreed that law students should gain practical experience of the law as a social reality, while helping their community by sharing their specialist knowledge with those who would otherwise be unable to afford it. To achieve this, they established the first Free Legal Advice Centre in 1969 in Mountjoy Square, Dublin.
Since then, FLAC has helped countless families and individuals with their legal difficulties. There are now 66 FLAC clinics around Ireland, mainly based in and facilitated by the Citizens Information Services and with the commitment of almost 600 volunteer lawyers. As well as providing free legal advice and information, FLAC continues to campaign on a wide range of social issues including social welfare, immigration law, and equality.
To celebrate 50 years of incredible work, Trinity FLAC is delighted to welcome the founders of FLAC back to Trinity to speak about their experience of setting up this vital organisation. It will be joined on the evening by:
There will be a wine reception following guests’ remarks. If you would like to attend, please register by following this link: https://goo.gl/forms/4yv0ryavFDbFN9LG2
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