A- A A+

Open navigation
Law Society of Ireland

Support Services in LSI

Chaplaincy Services

Chaplaincy Services

Fr. Peter Mc Verry

Jesuit Catholic Priest

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01-8555002


Rev.David Pierpoint

Church of Ireland

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 01- 8304601

Mobile: 087-2630402


+ more


Supporting lawyers, trainee lawyers and law students.

LawCare is a charity which supports lawyers, including trainee lawyers and law students, suffering from problems such as stress, depression, addiction to alcohol or drugs, and eating disorders. It offers a free and confidential helpline on 1800 991801 (open 9am to 7.30pm Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm weekends and UK Bank Holidays) through which callers can access telephone support, or, if appropriate, be referred on to professional therapists and other organisations which can help.

LawCare’s website  is www.lawcare.ie.

Please note that LawCare can only help students studying law and does not give legal advice.

LawCare poster

+ more

Financial Assistance

For help during tough times.

Bursary Scheme

The Law Society operates a limited bursary scheme for both the PPCI and PPCII courses.  Application forms will be available on the registration day for each course.  Any student who considers that his or her own resources or available family resources are inadequate to fund their study may apply for a bursary.  For more details, please see:  http://www.lawsociety.ie/Trainees/PPC-Courses/Fees-Funding/

If you have any queries, please contact Paula Sheedy by email at: [email protected]

Emergency Fund

This fund provides discretionary financial assistance to students who are experiencing temporary financial hardship arising from a personal crisis or an emergency. It is usually a one-off payment and is not intended to defray long-term debt. If you are experiencing longer standing financial problems your situation will most likely falls outside of the scope of this fund.

The fund can assist students experiencing unexpected costs associated with events such as:

  • Change in family circumstances
  • Fire /Theft
  • Sudden illness/injury
  • Sudden loss of income

If you have any queries, please contact Emma by email at: studentadvisor@lawsociety.ie

+ more

Disability Service and Learning Support

For information and support.

Adapted Study and Exam Arrangements can include, for example:-

  • Taking exams at a smaller venue
  • Additional time
  • Use of a laptop or scribe

Please see the Disability Policy for more details here –

Law Society of Ireland Disability Policy Jan 2014

  • ESF Fund for Students with Disabilities

Fund for Students with Disabilities poster_2014 PPC I

Much of the study related-support for students with a disability is financed through the European Social Fund for Students with Disabilities. The National office on behalf of the Department of Education and Science allocates this funding. Please refer to the attached poster for details of the educational support available, and how to apply.

If you have any further queries, please contact Emma by email at: [email protected]

+ more

Mentor Programme

To listen and support

Each PPCI student is assigned a mentor upon entry to the course. This system is similar

in nature and purpose to the personal tutor system in universities.

A mentor is a member of the staff who will:

•           Listen and direct you to the appropriate supports and services within the Law Society and in the wider profession.

•           Discuss learning or course related concerns and refer you to the appropriate staff member.

•           Provide general support and guidance

Please see poster for listing of your class Mentors.

PPCI 2014 - Mentor Poster

+ more

Student Development Advisors

For any problems or queries you may have.

For any problems or queries you may have.

Emma Cooper is available for confidential 1 to 1 appointments. Issues covered include personal matters, adapted exam arrangements, disability issues, learning and studying techniques, financial pressures etc. You may email Emma at any time to make an appointment at [email protected]

+ more

Student Representatives

Student Representatives

Student Rep Elections! Thurs 25 Sept, 12:30-13:00 (Lec. Th.) 
(2 x Social Reps & 1 x Education/Welfare Rep)
Nomination Forms available at the Information Centre

Student Reps Role description PPC1 2014

Student Rep Elections_2014 PPCI Poster

Nomination Form Education and Welfare (Class) Reps - 2014

Nomination Form Social (Class) Reps - PPC 1 2014



+ more