Brehon Law Society records
The Brehon Law Society is a Philadelphia-based professional association founded in 1976 to promote the profession of law among people of Irish ancestry. Members include lawyers, judges, law students, and “friends.” The society supports legal education by providing professional development programs...
|Collection:||Brehon Law Society Records|
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|520|||a The Brehon Law Society is a Philadelphia-based professional association founded in 1976 to promote the profession of law among people of Irish ancestry. Members include lawyers, judges, law students, and “friends.” The society supports legal education by providing professional development programs and offering mentors to law students. It sponsors speakers on current legal issues, and honors successful people, often society members, for their achievements in the field of law. The Brehons promote Irish cultural events such as theater and concerts, and they organize social activities like holiday parties, dinner-dances, and receptions for visiting Irish dignitaries. Society members celebrate their Irish heritage by marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade and they usually hold a post-parade party. There are also some events of a religious nature, such as communion breakfasts. In addition, the Brehons have political interests. Members run for judicial offices and positions in the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the society usually endorses a slate of candidates in those elections. The Brehons are also watchful of political and human rights issues in Ireland. The collection includes bylaws, Executive Committee and general membership meeting agendas and minutes, membership information, financial records, reports on special events, and correspondence. There is a card file of the members and friends of the society, and one artifact, a corporate seal. Most of the material in this collection is dated from 1983 to 1986.|
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|852|||a The Historical Society of Pennsylvania |b Brehon Law Society Records |l 3044|
|856||4||2|||y Link to finding aid |u http://hsp.org/sites/default/files/legacy_files/migrated/findingaid3044brehon.pdf|