WHAT IS THE INSTITUTE OF LEGAL EXECUTIVES?
The Institute is a professional body representing Registered Legal Executives in Ireland.
A Council comprising of elected members directs the affairs of the Institute. Members of the Institute at the Annual General Meeting elect the Council. Each newly elected Council appoints the President of the Institute and its Officers.
Application for enrolment as a Member must be made on the prescribed form. There is a non refundable application fee of €25.00 Euro to be submitted with each application.
Local Branches are presently being formed, and these Branches will play an important part in the activities of the Institute. Branches will be represented at Council meetings to assist and support each other and discuss ways in which the Institute as a whole can represent the hopes, aspirations, and educational needs of our profession. The future development and direction of the Institute will depend entirely on the input and participation of its members.
The Institute, in conjunction with Griffith College has developed a course specifically for the Legal Executive. The Diploma in Legal Studies & Practice is designed to give the Legal Executive the necessary academic and practical skills for the legal office.
More details about the course are available from the Institute or if you would like details on the course please visit http://www.griffith.ie or call 01 - 415 0415
The educational bodies which are recognised by The Irish Institute of Legal Executives are:-
- Griffith College Dublin
- Trinity College Dublin
- University College Dublin
- University College Cork
- University College Galway
- University of Limerick
- Letterkenny Institute of Technology
- Dublin Institute of Technology
- Waterford Institute of Technology
- Dublin Business School
As well as other bodies running approved courses recognised by the Educational Committee.
There are a number of levels of Membership of the Institute. Only Fellows and Ordinary Members are full members and can act as members of the Council. Members can describe themselves as "Legal Executives" of the Institute or use the applicable initials providing they hold a current annual Practicing Certificate. Annual Subscriptions to the Institute are payable in advance on the 1st January of each year as follows:-
FULL MEMBERS: €150.00* Euro
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: €130.00* Euro
STUDENT MEMBERS: €100.00* Euro
(* a discount of €20.00 Euro applies where the subscription is paid within 6 weeks of being invoiced.)