Mental Health Lawyers Association Conference

The Faculty of Law, University College Cork, and the Mental Health Lawyers Association

are jointly organising a conference on Mental Health Law which will take place in Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, UCC, Cork on Friday 26 February from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

The conference will be followed at 4.30 p.m. by the launch of a new book on Mental Health Law and Practice by Dr Darius Whelan. Dr Mary Henry, former independent Senator, will speak at the launch.

Speakers at the conference include:

Dr Mary Donnelly, Faculty of Law, UCC
Mr Mark Felton, Solicitor, Chairperson, Mental Health Lawyers Association
Ms Mary Forde, Legal Officer, Amnesty International
Ms Áine Hynes, Solicitor, Vice Chairperson, Mental Health Lawyers Association
Mr Hugh Kane, CEO, Mental Health Commission
Mr Michael Lynn, Barrister at Law
Ms Patricia Rickard-Clarke, Law Reform Commission
Mr Diarmaid Ring, Mental Health Service User and Activist
Dr Darius Whelan, Faculty of Law, UCC

If you wish to attend the book launch, please email

RSVP: 19 February 2010.