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07 July 2017

EU Justice Portal Showcases Local Solicitors

The Law Society of Northern Ireland has announced that it has successfully joined the European Commission’s E-Justice programme.

The Society which represents and regulates over 2,500 local solicitors confirmed that it has built the EU ‘Find a Lawyer’ search engine into its website.

The search engine, which is administered by the European Commission links up electronic lawyer directories allowing users to search online for lawyers in specific jurisdictions.

The ‘Find a Lawyer’ project has been operating successfully for some years, covering nearly all of the EU and is available in all EU languages.

As of June 2017, the Law Society of Northern Ireland and Law Society of Scotland are the only two legal representative bodies in the United Kingdom to have successfully joined the e-justice programme.

Commenting, the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland said:

“We are delighted to have secured European Commission funding which has allowed us to build the Find a Lawyer search engine into our website.

The e-justice programme allows local solicitors to showcase their services to a European audience through a centralised website.

It is also of practical benefit to the public who can seek an approved lawyer in other EU jurisdictions.”

Access to the e-justice portal is available from https://e-justice.europa.eu/content_find_a_lawyer-334-en.do



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