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The third annual US/Ireland Legal Symposium of the Brehon Law Society was officially launched last week by the Western Development Commission and Mayo County Council on behalf of the Brehon Law Society of Philadelphia in the presence of Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, former UN high commissioner for human rights, and current UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region of Africa.
The Western Development Commission (WDC) is the key instigator in bringing the inaugural US/Ireland Legal Symposium to Westport next month. Supported by Mayo County Council the initiative dovetails with Government plans for trade, tourism and investment. Up to 300 Irish and American business people and legal sector representatives are expected at Knockranny House Hotel from May 11 to 13. The event boasts an outstanding line up of speakers led by Taoiseach Enda Kenny who is guest speaker at the gala dinner. The event will be chaired by Deirdre Somers, chief executive of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) and speakers include Mr Justice Peter Kelly of the Commercial Court and Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor of the Ohio Supreme Court.