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Women in Law: A Private Screening of RBG

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Women in Law: A Private Screening of RBG


Tully Rinckey are pleased to present a private screening of the ground breaking documentary, ‘RBG’, to a limited audience, on Thursday 19 September 2019, at the Lighthouse Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7.

The screening will be preceded by a wine reception, and followed by a panel discussion on the advancement of gender balance and participation of women in the Irish legal sector.

All proceeds will go to the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. 

The Film

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a formidable legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. RBG chronicles the career of Ginsburg, which spans several decades, and how she developed a legal legacy while becoming a pop culture icon. The film is a biographical depiction of Ginsburg from her birth in Brooklyn, New York, her college education and subsequent career as a law professor, her appointment to the federal judiciary by President Jimmy Carter, and eventual appointment to the Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

Meet the Speakers

Noeline Blackwell

Noeline Blackwell is a human rights lawyer and Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. She has previously worked as the Director of FLAC, the Free Legal Advice Centres and as a solicitor in private practice. She is a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing. She has been a member of a number of NGO boards and of a statutory board. She currently sits on the boards of the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Front Line Defenders.

Orla O’Connor

Orla O'Connor is Director of National Women’s Council of Ireland (NWCI), the leading national women’s membership organisation in Ireland, with over 190-member groups and was Co-Director of Together For Yes, the national Civil Society Campaign to remove the 8th Amendment in the referendum. Orla holds an MA in European Social Policy, and after starting out in local community-based projects, has worked in senior management in non-governmental organisations for over 25 years. Orla is passionate about ensuring access to women’s reproductive rights; about ensuring more women are in leadership positions; about ending violence against women; and increasing women’s economic equality.

Lorraine Higgins

Lorraine Higgins is Director of Strategy and Public Policy with one of Ireland’s leading corporate public relations and public affairs companies, MKC Communications. In this capacity she is engaged as a strategic advisor to a number of multi-national companies and SMEs.

A former CEO of a retail representative body, Lorraine is also a qualified barrister and a former Senator who served in the 24th Seanad following her nomination by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the recommendation of Eamon Gilmore. She is currently Honorary Consul (designate) of the Slovak Republic and is a trustee of Sightsavers International.

Megan Shannon

Megan is an Associate Director of recruitment firm Mason Alexander. She is head of their legal division and specialises in both practice and in-house legal appointments across a broad range of sectors. At the coalface of the legal recruitment sector, Megan is ideally placed to address the significant under-representation of women in senior positions within the legal profession and their higher rates of attrition, from her first hand experience of placing female candidates within some of Dublin’s top domestic and international firms.

Chairperson - Grainne Loughnane

Grainne Loughnane, a Partner in Tully Rinckey Ireland’s Dublin Real Estate Practice, has extensive experience in both the acquisition and disposal of commercial and residential real estate, loan acquisitions, commercial leasing and refinancing.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey Ireland, Grainne was a solicitor in the Real Estate Department of a global law firm based in Dublin.

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Starts: 19 September 2019 17:30
Ends: 19 September 2019 20:30
Location: Lighthouse Cinema, Market Square, D07 R6YE Smithfield