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Public Sector Legal CPD Conference - 26 September 2019325.00

Public Sector Legal CPD Conference

CPD: 4 CPD Hours (1 Regulatory and 3 Management)
When: 26 September 2019 – 9.00 – 14.30
Where: The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

PAI’s CPD training for Legal and Public Sector Professionals – provides key updates on public and administrative law, within the remit of public powers and in the constitutional and statutory environments in which public bodies operate (special public sector legislation, codes and guidelines).

Conference Schedule

09:00 – 09:10 : Opening Remarks

09:10 – 10:00: Exemptions to GDPR (Category – Regulatory Matter)Proper Interpretation of Lawful Processing and Article 6 (Legitimate interest) of the GDPR


Katherine O’ Keefe brings her rigorous background in academic research, textual analysis, and andragogy to the subjects of Data Governance and Data Protection. Since joining Castlebridge Associates in 2013 after tutoring and lecturing at University College Dublin and St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra, Katherine has worked with clients in the telecommunications, transportation, education, and not-for-profit sectors. Katherine has co-written public consultation documents on Data Governance in the public sector, a chapter on using Agile Data Governance in a regulatory environment, and white papers on Subject Access Requests, the privacy implications of instant messaging in a medical context, and Information Governance Strategy for the implementation of Health Identifiers

10:00 – 10:10: Questions & Answers

10:10 – 11:00: Grievances and the Disciplinary Procedure (Category – Management & Development Matter)

What to do when an employee asks to bring their lawyer with them to a disciplinary hearing


Sharon Dillon-Lyons is a Barrister-at-Law. She practises in civil litigation including tort and contract law. She has experience working in policy and compliance with nongovernmental organisations; specifically legal duties of bodies including legislative compliance with data protection, freedom of information and health and safety. She
also has experience of best practice tools to monitor implementation of policies, procedures and compliance with legal and contractual obligations.


11:00 -11:10: Questions & Answers

11:10 – 11:30: Coffee & Networking Break

11:30 – 12:20: Strategies for Managing Legal Costs (Category – Regulatory Matter)
For all public officials but is particularly relevant to managers with responsibility for handling the resolution of disputes and for addressing the financial implications thereof.

**Speaker To Be Announced**

12:20 – 12:30: Question & Answers

12:30 – 13:20 Developing your leadership skills (Category – Regulatory Matter)

**Speaker To Be Announced**

13:20 – 13:30: Question & Answers

13:30 – 14.30 LUNCH