Pursuant to the constitutional changes passed in the summer, membership of the CBA is now open to members of the Solicitor profession. Please see below contents of Letter from the Chairman of the CBA – 18.11.2015 issued on the 18th of November 2015
At the Annual General Meeting of the CBA in July 2015, a resolution was passed amending the Constitution and Rules of the Association to create a new form of membership for solicitors and/or their firms. This evolution of the CBA to involve both arms of the profession is in keeping with a core founding tenet of the CBA to advance the knowledge of Irish construction law and to create an effective hub for legal practitioners involved in construction law and the resolution of construction disputes.
Availing of this new Membership of the CBA will entitle you to the following benefits:
- Unlimited access online to the CBA Codex of Construction law Papers on the members’ section of the CBA website at cba-ireland.com. At present the Codex consists of over 40 papers which address a diverse selection of construction law and construction dispute resolution issues. The CBA Codex is a unique, growing and invaluable resource for all lawyers with an interest in construction law and dispute resolution in this jurisdiction.
- All Members in good standing are entitled to reduced rates for all CBA Open Events including the annual open conference which has proven to be very popular among solicitors, barristers and construction professionals over the past two years.
- Access to and presentation rights at the CBA Technical Talks Programme consisting of morning presentations by Members to Members generally held at 8.30am on discrete construction law topics of interest during the legal year (usually twice per legal term). Coffee and pastries are provided and all Members are invited to suggest topics for presentation.
- The recently launched CBA Construction Law Periodical is published by email to all Members. The CBA periodical is a collection of construction law cases of interest both from Ireland and internationally, together with insightful commentary and analysis of the decisions featured.
- Continuing professional development accreditation under the Law Society’s CPD Rules is available for all CBA events.
The annual fee applicable to this affiliate Membership is €100 for an individual solicitor or €500 for a firm of solicitors (where any member of the firm may avail of the benefits of Membership). Please find enclosed an application form which can be filled out and returned with a cheque or bank draft payable to The Secretary, The Construction Bar Association of Ireland, The Law Library Distillery Building, 145 – 151 Church Street, Dublin 7.
On behalf of the CBA and its Executive Committee, I would like to encourage you to join the Association which is a vibrant and engaging Irish forum for the exchange of legal and practical knowledge in this specialist area of practice. I look forward to your active involvement in the Association during this legal year and into the future.
Mark Sanfey SC