The Law Reform Commission (LRC) is currently preparing its Fifth Programme for Law Reform and as part of that work, has invited submissions on possible projects in areas of law that may be in need of reform and modernisation. In September 2017, Community Law & Mediation made a submission to that process.
Mediation Awareness Week 2017 – Community Law & Mediation
Community Law and Mediation (CLM) today publishes new guides to raise awareness of equality procedures and how to take a case to the Workplace Relations Commission
Community Law and Mediation (CLM) publishes new guides to raise awareness of equality procedures and how to take a case to the Workplace Relations Commission
Link to article in PILA Bulletin featuring a social welfare case taken by CLM where an appeal regarding a carers allowance case was upheld.
CLM Summer Newsletter - Find out about CLM's year so far. It's been busy!
Carer’s Allowance: CLM represented the Appellant in a recent appeal concerning a Carer’s Allowance payment which was upheld by the Social Welfare Appeal’s Office and substantial arrears were awarded.
CLM recently represented a client who was appealing a refusal of Carer’s Allowance (CA) in respect of her son who was diagnosed with learning difficulties and behavioural issues. The Appellant’s entitlement to Carer’s Allowance was terminated by the Department of Social Protection on the ground that her son no longer required full time care and attention in line with the legislative provisions. The provisions set out that:
Community Law & Mediation (CLM)
Part-Time Mediation Service Coordinator - Fixed Term Contract
CLM’s Mediation Service provides free conflict coaching and mediation in areas such as parental, family, community and workplace disputes.
Rose Wall, CEO CLM, talks to John Healy in Near FM about a person’s housing options once their home has been repossessed. 19th July 2017
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This is a unique opportunity to practice in public interest and human rights law in one of the leading independent law centres in Ireland.
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;