MLRC welcomes Kate Heffernan as intern with MLRC

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MLRC is delighted to welcome Kate Heffernan as intern in July/August 2016.

Kate is going into her final year of Law in Trinity College Dublin and she is the incoming Chairperson of Trinity FLAC Committee.

Kate has a strong interest in human rights and social justice issues, with a particular interest in property law and public interest law.  Kate previously volunteered with the Trinity Access Programme and St. Vincent de Paul.

We are very grateful to Kate for her contribution to MLRC’s work – with great energy and diligence and care, assisting with  MLRC’s case work, policy work and research.  Thank you to Kate for supporting MLRC’s services for those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

 

 

 

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MLRC now taking bookings for training in housing law & related social welfare law

As part of MLRC’s work, we provide training in housing law and related social welfare law to those working in the field of homelessness or whose clients’ problems include issues with housing/homelessness.

Upcoming training session open to all.

Especially suitable for staff and volunteers of smaller agencies.  This training is also suitable for those who have undertaken our training in recent years as this session includes updates in the law and in particular new eviction procedures.

Date: Wednesday 7th September 2016
Time: 10 a.m. – 3.30 p.m.
Cost: €60/person
Venue: Wisdom Centre, Sophia Housing, 25 Cork Street, Dublin 8

To book a place please contact our office on 01 4537459 or by email info@mercylaw.ie as soon as possible as places are limited.

 

Outline of training session:

  • Introduction to MLRC
  • Casework undertaken by MLRC
  • Background legal principles:
    • Freedom of information
    • Data protection
    • Legal aid
    • Fair procedures
    • European Convention on Human Rights
  • Overview of housing law including a review of the law re:
    • The housing list and priority on the housing list
    • Homelessness
    • Rent
    • Standards of housing and the duty of maintenance
    • Anti-social behaviour and estate management
    • Evictions
    • Equality
  • Case studies
  • Conclusion

 

 

 

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