In a new era of “alternative facts”, public scandals and an increased distrust of traditional symbols of authority, it is not hard to justify a renewed focus on the value of Professionalism in our society.  While few would argue the need to be “professional” in one’s work, the concept itself is not well understood either conceptually or methodologically. Professionalism is pivotal to the relationship between the public and the professional, but there are a variety of diverse perspectives for interpreting what professionalism means in practice.

3U Partnership and the Law Society of Ireland recognize that all professions, not only the legal, medical and academic professions, are expected by a multitude of stakeholders to consistently demonstrate “professional behaviour” throughout their working life.  3U Partnership and the Law Society of Ireland, have planned an inaugural forum on “Professionalism across the Professions“, which will be jointly hosted by 3U Partnership and the Law Society of Ireland on May 22nd 2017. Through this Forum, “Professionalism across the Professions”, we aim to explore the attitudes, behaviours, and characteristics that contribute to the concept of Professionalism in our society.

Dr Kimberley Brownlee, Professor of Philosophy, University of Warwick will be one of the key speakers at the conference and her talk will cover Expertise and Integrity. This one day forum will take place on 22nd May 2017 in The Education Centre, Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin.

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