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International Protection Solicitors Panel

Join a panel driven by passion and purpose

The International Protection Solicitors Panel makes a real difference in the lives of those seeking international protection. As a solicitor, your expertise can change lives by offering legal support to these individuals.

This panel provides a vital role in providing legal assistance to international protection applicants throughout their journey, from initial applications to appeals. As a member of this panel you will contribute to impactful outcomes, receive comprehensive training, and enhance your professional growth.

Benefits of joining the panel

  1. Impactful outcomes: As a member of this panel, you will directly contribute to impactful outcomes by providing access to justice for those seeking international protection. Your work will make a tangible difference in the lives of people seeking refuge and safety.

  1. Training opportunities: The area of international protection is dynamic and complex, requiring continuous learning and adaption. Our panel offers comprehensive training opportunities for you, including a week-long course delivered in conjunction with the UNHCR. This training equips you with the knowledge and skills to effectively navigate the international protection process.

  1. Professional development: Joining this panel provides an excellent opportunity to enhance your professional growth and development. You will have access to a network of legal professionals who share a commitment to international protection; fostering collaboration, knowledge exchange, and career advancement.

What you need to join this panel

You will need to be enrolled as a solicitor in the State with a current practising certificate, have adequate levels of professional indemnity insurance cover, and be in a position to show compliance with tax clearance arrangements.

You will be expected to provide service in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the panel which you can find here. The terms and conditions include details of the fee structure for international protection work.

Apply now

To apply to join this panel, simply fill out the application form here and return it to us via one of the ways below by Tuesday, 19th March 2024.

  • By email to ippp@legalaidboard.ie
  • By post to External Services, Legal Aid Board, Quay Street, Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry V23 RD36.
  • By DX to DX 166004 CAHERSIVEEN

Contact us

If you have any questions or require further information about the panel or the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us at ippp@legalaidboard.ie.