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14 February 2012

Law Society Admission Ceremony 2012

The Law Society of Northern Ireland Admission Ceremony for newly qualified solicitors was held on Monday 13th February 2012 at the Sir William Whitla Hall at Queens University Belfast.

(Left to Right - Alan Hunter, Registrar of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Imelda McMillan, President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan)

The Sir William Whitla Hall at Queens University in Belfast was the venue for the Law Society of Northern Ireland's Admission Ceremony for 2012.

Over 130 newly qualified solicitors from across Northern Ireland were admitted into the solicitor profession before the Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, the Right Honourable Sir Declan Morgan, the Registrar of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Alan Hunter and the President of the Law Society, Imelda McMillan.

The newly admitted solicitors were joined at the ceremony by family members, friends and their Masters who had supported them throughout their professional studies.

This was the first time that a single admission ceremony had taken place outside of the high court involving newly qualified and admitted solicitors which added to the significance of this week's ceremony.

Speaking after the ceremony the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland Imelda McMillan said:

"The Law Society of Northern Ireland has today welcomed the next generation of solicitors to the legal profession. They join us during a period of uncertainty and challenges however I am confident that they like their colleagues before them will continue to provide great service to their clients and commitment to the community throughout Northern Ireland".