The OUTLaw Network will formally launch Wednesday, January 23 at 6.30pm in the National Gallery of Ireland. OUTLaw is an LGBT+ network formed with the aim of generating discussion and debate through various social and educational events to promote and foster the inclusion of LGBT+ individuals and allies across the Irish legal sector.
This event will allow you to hear about the goals and objectives of OUTLaw and afford you the opportunity to expand your network. Ms Justice Aileen Donnelly, who will give a short address.
In addition, Chief Justice, Mr Justice Frank Clarke; Patrick Dorgan, President of the Law Society of Ireland; and other esteemed guests will all be in attendance.
The founding committee members are Peter Ryan, Rebecca Townsend, Christopher Murnane, Tony Ross, Cathal Daly, Barbara Galvin, Maeve Delargy, Stephen Tunstead, Glen Rogers, Gerard James and Aisling Walls.
Committer member Maeve Delargy commented on the importance of the OUTLaw network and events that hope to foster inclusion of LGBT+ indivduals and allies:
“Having an event like this with so many high profile individuals from the legal world in attendance is very important. It shows that the leaders in the professional care about LGBT+ inclusivity, which is great for individuals who are LGBT+ but also for everyone working in law. A large-scale collaborative event like this sends a message to the public that, while it has its traditions, the legal world is not the conservative place they may consider it to be.
“The law in this country has changed for LGBT+ people and OUTLaw is the legal community saying that it welcomes LGBT+ people, both as colleagues and clients.
“OUTLaw supports, celebrates and encourages diversity in the legal profession in all its guises and hopes that the launch of this network will help in the creation of a country where everyone is facilitated to live as their full selves both under the law and in the law.”
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