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Symposium 2020

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the 2020  Irish American Law Society Symposium in Ireland has been postponed.  It is our desire to ramp up this event again in 2022.  We hope that you, your family and clients are all safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon. 

  May the road rise to meet you,
  May the wind be always at your back.
  May the sun shine warm upon your face,
  The rains fall soft upon your fields.
  And until we meet again,
  May God hold you in the palm of his hand.

2016 Symposium event at Kings Inns, Dublin

The fourth Biennial Business and Law Symposium sponsored by the Irish American Law Society of Cleveland will take place August 25 through August 28, 2020 in Dublin and Galway Ireland.

The program will offer ten continuing legal education credits and will be packed with opportunities to network with colleagues on both sides of the Atlantic.

Start in Dublin with an Irish welcoming party at Deerfield, the official residence of United States Ambassador to Ireland, the Honorable, Edward Crawford.  Visit the historic Blackhall Place, the headquarters of the Law Society of Ireland and engage in a CLE event and networking cocktail party. Enjoy the beauty and hospitality of Galway and attend CLE conferences hosted at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Fees will include course tuition as well as select networking events such as the welcoming party at Deerfield and the cocktail party at Blackhall Place.  Bus transportation will be provided from Dublin to Galway on the morning of August 27th.  Bus transportation will also be provided for select events such as the visits to Deerfield and NUI Galway.

Air Transportation and Accommodations are on your own, however, hotels have been reserved for your booking in both Dublin and Galway.  It is preferred that you use the reserved hotels as that is where the buses will be picking up and dropping off.

CLE Topics

(subject to change)

 *    Independence of the Courts
 *    International Tax Policy
 *    Ireland as Global Center for International Legal Services  
 *    Personal Injury
 *    Real Estate Transfers  
 *    Impact of Climate Change
 *    Wealth Management Issues
 *    Cyber Security in Law Firms

 Current Schedule:

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
From 5:00 to 7:00 PM we will be hosted by  
The Honorable Mr. Ambassador, Edward 
Crawford at his residence, the historic 
Deerfield mansion in Phoenix Park for a 
Welcome to Ireland cocktail reception. 

Deerfield Mansion, Residence of the United States Ambassador to Ireland
Wednesday, August 26, 2020: Time TBD
We will attend a CLE event followed by a networking cocktail reception at Blackhall Place, Headquarters of the Law Society of Ireland.
Blackhall Place, Home of the Law Society of Ireland
Thursday, August 27, 2020
In the morning we will board a motor coach that will transport all Symposium attendees from Dublin to Galway.  
CLE events will take place at National University of Ireland – Galway from 12:00 Noon until approximately 5:00 PM.
National University of Ireland, Galway

 Friday, August 28, 2020
Additional CLE events will take place at NUI Galway from 9:00 AM until approximately 2:00 PM.
National University of Ireland, Galway


Guests are required to book their own flights


Ashling Hotel -
10-13 Parkgate Street, Dublin 8
Arrival: 25 th August - Depart: 27 th August (Two nights)
Holding: 50 rooms, mixture of classic and superior rooms.
Rate: €209 single occupancy; €229 double occupancy per room per
night. Inclusive of Full Irish Breakfast each morning and VAT

Group Name: “Bar Association Group”
Block ID: 1209466
Phone: +353 (0)1 6772324
*Please book by phone or e-mail citing the group name and block ID
*Rooms need to be reserved before April 28, 2020

The Galmont Hotel & Spa -
Lough Atalia Road, Galway, Ireland
Arrival: 27th August - Depart: 29 August
Rooms: 50 rooms, Standard Double/Twin room rooms per night
Rate: €200 single occupancy; €220 double occupancy per room per
night. Group Name: The Irish American Society of law

Group Reference: IALS250820
Phone: +353 91 538300
*To book contact Norah Holton by phone or e-mail and cite the group
reference number.


Early Bird $950

Full Tuition $1,000

Guest / Spouse Fee $300
Guests are welcome to attend social events! 


There are two huge sporting events in Dublin in successive days following our Symposium.  Tickets and hotel accommodations for those events will be on your own.  It is suggested that you book rooms now as they are filling up very fast.  If there is sufficient interest to attend these events we will provide, for an additional cost, bus transportation back to Dublin on the morning of Saturday, August 29, 2020.  The Notre Dame v. Navy Game is expected to be an evening event.
On Saturday, August 29, 2020 Notre Dame will play Navy in the Aer Lingus College Football Classic to take place at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. It is highly unlikely that we will be able to get tickets as a group. If you are interested in attending you should sign up for notice of the public ticket release at will be available starting on March 18, 2020.
On Sunday, August 30, 2020 the Gaelic Football Championship game will be played at Croke Park in Dublin.  Tickets for this event are not yet available and may be difficult to purchase.