Annual Report 2019Date: 13/11/2020
“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 2019 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 Child and Family Law Courses and a variety of lunch time talks. In 2019 the Law Centre started providing conflict coaching adding to our alternative dispute resolution services which include Family and Community mediation.
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 2019, 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.