IWLA Celebrating Women Lawyers

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The Irish Women Lawyers’ Association (IWLA) is hosting its Annual “Celebrating Women Lawyers” Gala Event this evening,  20th December 2021 at 7pm online.
The Irish Women Lawyers Association strives to encourage and support women in the legal profession in Ireland by facilitating professional, social, and educational networking between women lawyers and advocating for and advancing the interests of such women.

IWLA Celebrating Women Lawyers

This year the IWLA “Woman Lawyer of the Year” award will be awarded to Andrea Martin Solicitor in recognition of her tireless work assisting Afghan Refugees since the fall of Afghanistan in August 2021.

The Award will be presented at an online ceremony on 20th December 2021.

Register to attend here.

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Andrea Martin is an Irish qualified solicitor who has practiced exclusively in media law since 1998 and is recognised internationally for her expertise in the area. She advises a large number of the leading Irish independent production companies, writers, musicians, publishers and is the “go to” person on all their legal requirements. Considered by many as their “in-house” counsel, she provides them with practical, solutions-focused advice in the fast paced environment that is the media industry. She has advised large corporations on reputation management issues including the provision of social media and data protection auditing services. For more on the services provided by MediaLawyer see here.

Andrea is author of Quick Win Media Law Ireland: Answers to your top 100 Media Law Questions. It is aimed at those who work in the media industry seeking quick and practical answers to legal questions they encounter day-to-day. Written for non-lawyers, it is useful to public relations, advertising, publishing and digital media professionals faced with legal queries arising in their work. It is also a valuable resource for non-specialist lawyers and their clients when faced with a media-related question. Students on media or related courses will find a plain English explanation of the legal principles they will learn about in media law modules.

Andrea started her career in general practice working mainly in litigation and employment law. She brought this experience with her when she worked for a number of years as part of the in-house legal team for Ireland’s Public Service broadcaster, RTÉ, standing in for a time as the head of department, before returning to private practice in 2003. She has also spent some time as in-house solicitor for the Irish-language State broadcaster, TG4 and acted for several years as Media Law Consultant with Eugene F. Collins, Solicitors in Dublin.

Training is an integral part of MediaLawyers services and Andrea has built up a wealth of experience in this area. For a number of years she was a part-time lecturer in media law at National University of Ireland Galway and is currently a Legal Trainer with Learning Waves Skillsnet, the leading provider of training for the Independent Commercial Radio Sector in Ireland. Andrea also provides guest-lectures and bespoke training in media law for her clients and event organisers.

Andrea is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (BA Legal Science (Hons), Law 1981). She is an Executive Director of MediaforBuyers™ and a Director of Fís na Maolaoíse Teo t/a Cinemobile, Ireland’s first mobile cinema. Andrea is a Member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.

Steven Galvin

The Open University in Ireland
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