08 March 2013
Lawyers Vital to A Democratic Society
In his key note address to newly admitted solicitors the President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, Mr Michael Robinson said:
“Lawyers play a vital role in our democratic society and this should never be taken lightly.
When disputes cannot otherwise be resolved clients will call upon lawyers to invoke the rights and privileges afforded by our democratic system and law”.
The President made his comments during the Law Society’s Admission Ceremony in Belfast this week.
Over 100 newly admitted solicitors were joined by friends and family in the Whitla Hall at Queen’s University in Belfast.
As part of the Admission Ceremony the Registrar of Solicitors, Alan Hunter presented the newly admitted solicitors to the Society’s President and to the Lord Chief Justice for Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan.