CLM wishes to welcome the increases announced today by the Minister for Social Protection and Tanaiste to the Direct Provision payments to children and adults where the rates for a child are increased by €6 per week and to an adult by €2.50 per week. However CLM is of the view that the increase in the Direct provision payment for an adult to €21.60 is insufficient to meet the basic needs of those dependant on the payments and for various reasons the Direct Provision system should be reviewed. Click here to read the full announcement.
Those facing house repossession may also face difficulty providing for their future accommodation. Solicitors should be familiar with the social housing support options available, writes Rose Wall in the June edition of the Law Society of Ireland Gazette. Read the full article here.
This course gives a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and family law in relation to advocacy in Ireland.
Participants will develop an awareness of the main features of family law and understand how legislation impacts on relationship while becoming familiar with the legal language, procedures and court documents relevant to the family law area. Learners will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace.
This course will give students a basic understanding of the Irish legal system and employment law in Ireland.
Participants will develop an awareness of the main features of employment law and understand how legislation impacts on the employment relationship while becoming familiar with the legal language, procedures and documents relevant to the area of employment law. They will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace.
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to;
What is the best way to protect employer and employee against a breakdown in the employment relationship, which can sometimes lead to costly and protracted litigation? What happens when things go wrong and either party terminates the employment relationship, either fairly or unfairly?
This 1 day course will cover
Community Law and Mediation are delighted to host a Free Know Your Rights Talk in Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17 with Clare Naughton, CLM Solicitor.
Wednesday 31st May at 6.30pm
Community Law and Mediation are delighted to host a Free Know Your Rights Talk in Coolock Library, Barryscourt Road, Dublin 17 with Stephen Sperrin BL.
Wednesday 24th May at 6.30pm
Topic: The Importance of Making a Will
Rose Wall CEO of CLM talks to John Healy of Near FM about CLM's services, training courses and their free legal advice and information clinics available in the community. Listen to the podcast here.
Darragh Hayes-Moriarty is studying a Masters in Common Law at UCD and an intern with Community Law & Mediation.
The Community Law Programme is run by the School of Law, University of Limerick (UL), in conjunction with the AccessCampus, UL and Community Law and Mediation Limerick.
What if there were enforceable economic, social and cultural rights in Ireland?
Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 to be debated in the Dáil
On Tuesday evening (31st January) and Wednesday (1st February) the Disability (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2016 -Order for Second Stage and Second Stage will be debated in the Dáil. CLM, together with our colleagues in the Equality & Rights Alliance, today urges TDs to attend and participate in this vital debate. This is an issue with is of significant relevance to the clients of Community Law & Mediation. This legislation will have a great impact on our community and it is so important that our law-makers ensure that people with disabilities are offered proper protection under the law.
This QQI accredited Level 6 Accommodation and Housing Advocacy Course offers information providers, advocacy workers and anyone with an interest in housing a broad introduction to housing services and policy in Ireland. Learners will develop their advocacy skills and the ability to apply what they have learned to the workplace.
Free legal service benefits 3,000 in Dublin and Limerick: Community Law and Mediation annual report celebrates 40 years in operation
CLM's 2015 Annual Report launched by Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar
The Board and Staff of Community Law & Mediation are delighted to present our 2015 Annual Report. The report was officially launched in Northside Civic Centre on Wednesday, 30th November 2016 by Dublin West TD and Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar. View the short film about our 2015 Annual Report below.