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09-03-2011

Career opportunities for lawyers in the EU institutions

Kieran Bradley, Director for Administrative and Financial Law in the European Parliament's Legal Service, will speak during a seminar tomorrow at European Union House in Dublin on career opportunities for legal graduates in the EU institutions.  Now the most senior Irish member of staff at the European Parliament, Kieran started working as a lawyer at the Parliament in 1981.  He has also worked as judicial advisor to Niall Fennelly, when he was the Irish Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, taught at a number of universities and written articles for a variety of publications.  He will join Jane Pedder of the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO), Karen Banks of the European Commission's Legal Service and Mark Ronayne of the HR & Personnel Administration section of the Court of Justice of the European Union to provide an outline of the opportunities available for legal graduates and to answer questions.

Programme for the event:

1.45pm Registration

2.05pm Welcome  Mr Jonathan Tomkin BL, Director, Irish Centre for European Law

2.10pm Ms Jane Pedder, European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO)
         EU Careers - all the options and how to apply

3.00pm Questions & Answers

3.15pm Ms Karen Banks, Principal Legal Adviser, Legal Service, European
         Commission, Working as a lawyer in the European Commission

3.45pm Coffee Break


4.00pm   Mr Mark Ronayne, Director of HR & Personnel Administration
         Court of Justice of the European Union, Working as a lawyer in the  
         Court of Justice of the European Union

4.35pm Mr Kieran Bradley, Director, European Parliament Legal Service,  
         Working as a lawyer in the European Parliament

5.00pm Panel discussion on selected themes [Chair: Ms Barbara Nolan, Director, European Commission Representation in Ireland]

Career Structure in the EU; opportunities for promotion, development; rotation within the institutions; employment in EU agencies and delegations; EU and languages.

5.15pm Additional Questions & Answers
5.30pm Closing remarks - Ms Barbara Nolan, Director, European Commission Representation in Ireland

 

To register for the event or for further information, please contact icel@tcd.ie or 01 8961845.