When Jean Clark died in 2001, in addition to the annual award of grants in order to contribute to the development of the Scottish legal system, the Trustees decided that the Jean Clark lectures should be established in her memory.

The Foundation was honoured that the latest Jean Clark Memorial Lecture was delivered by Sir Declan Morgan, Lord Chief Justice of Northern Island.

Entitled “The Importance of Lawyers in a Democratic Society”, Sir Declan considered the factors that he argued had revolutionised the role of the judiciary this century.

An extract from the lecture was published in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland in July 2017.

Details of the next Jean Clark Memorial Lecture will be released in due course.