The Law Society of Ireland has offered warm congratulations to immediate past-President Michele O’Boyle on receiving the Woman Lawyer of the Year Award 2020 from the Irish Woman Lawyers Association.
Ms O’Boyle will receive the award at a formal online presentation ceremony this evening, jointly with Chair of the Bar of Ireland, Maura McNally S.C.
Congratulating Ms O’Boyle, Law Society of Ireland President James Cahill said, “As the 149th President of the Law Society, and the fourth female President, Michele O’Boyle skilfully led the solicitors’ profession through one of the most extraordinary years Ireland and Irish solicitors have ever faced.”
“Her appointment as President coincided with the centenary of women being permitted to enter the profession, but her outstanding contribution to and impact on the Law Society began many years ago. Having been elected to Council in 2003, and having served on all of the Society’s most senior committees, Michele O’Boyle is truly a leader among her colleagues,” Mr Cahill said.
“On behalf of the Law Society, I warmly congratulate Michele and Maura on this wonderful achievement.”