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Monday 12 November 2018

RDJ Partner appointed president of Law Society


RDJ Partner, Patrick Dorgan has been appointed as the new president of the Law Society, the representative and regulatory body for Irish solicitors. He is the society’s 148th president.

It is a great honour to be elected President of the Law Society of Ireland at a time when there are over 18,000 names on the Roll of Solicitors. The profession is growing rapidly, with nearly 1,000 solicitors added to the Roll last year.” said Mr Dorgan.

Mr Dorgan plans to use his term to focus on diversity and inclusion within the profession.

We are proud of the strides made in terms of equality and diversity within the Irish solicitors’ profession over many years, and never more so than when we became the first legal profession worldwide to achieve gender parity in 2015…. one of my priorities as President will be to build on that achievement and further develop the strong policy of diversity and inclusion that is already at the core of the profession’s values.

He added that challenges related to Brexit, political change in Europe and developing technology provide opportunities for smart businesses to thrive in new ways, and the solicitors’ profession is no different. Mr Dorgan said the modern solicitor’s profession “is younger, more diverse, more tech savvy and generally more switched on to what business and consumers need from their lawyers than ever before”.

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