We were delighted with the success of our recent Moot Court and Presentation held at our offices on Friday 4th January 2013. Sarah Ryan and Aisling Carr, Solicitors and Donal Creaton, Partner hosted the event. This event followed the success of our initial Childcare Law Seminar hosted on the 8th June last.
The Moot Court and presentation was presented to social workers and management of the Health Service Executive in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary. Donal Creaton introduced and chaired the event. Ms. Catherine McLoone BL and Judge Michael Reilly were the guest speakers on the day. Ms. McLoone BL is a barrister working in the area of child law and is a member of the Law Reform Committee on Childrens’ Rights. Judge Michael Reilly, formerly of Limerick District Court is the current Inspector of Prisons.
Ms. McLoone BL presented an overview of the rules of evidence in child care proceedings and the Practice Direction of the Dublin Metropolitan District Court in relation to case management in child care proceedings.
The Moot Court (a simulated trial) was then presided over by Judge Michael Reilly with active participation by Catherine McLoone BL, Sarah Ryan and Aisling Carr Solicitor. The exercise demonstrated both effective and ineffective evidence giving and the difficulties that may arise in terms of giving evidence in child care proceedings. Thank you to all who attended and supported the moot court and presentation.
If you require any further information on childcare law and family law issues, please contact Donal Creaton, Sarah Ryan or Aisling Carr.