Annual Report 2018Date:11.12.2019
“Our mission is to work towards an inclusive community based on equal human rights and social justice, and to support the people of Ballymun to access justice as a human right.”
Throughout 2018 the Law Centre represented clients in a variety of civil law cases and provided legal information and advice to local people and organisations. Legal matters involving family, housing and employment law continue to dominate the needs of those presenting to the service. As in previous years our Legal Education Programme provided a range of courses including a new Child Law course, a variety of lunchtime talks, and we were again pleased to work with Community Law and Mediation to deliver accredited Family Rights Advocacy Training.
Much of the work of the Law Centre could not be delivered without our volunteers; mediators, barristers, teachers, lecturers, and organisation leaders. To all our volunteers, thank you for your generosity of time and on-going dedication to provide legal, education and mediation services to the people of Ballymun.
In 2018, Dublin City Council continued to fund us through the Social Regeneration Programme as well as providing us with modern fit for purpose office premises in Shangan Neighbourhood Centre. We are very grateful to Dublin City Council for their ongoing support. We also would like to thank the members of the Law Society of Ireland who continue to generously support the Law Centre.