LIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneurs

first_imgLimerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Email Empower Summer CampTHIS Summer two free Summer camps will be run in Limerick and Tipperary to empower the next generation of young entrepreneurs and innovators.The HEA funded summer camps which are facilitated by Limerick Institute of Technology in partnership with Mary Immaculate College are designed to encourage and develop young people and their passion for innovation and creativity skills.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Speaking about the Empower summer camps, Gillian Barry, Head of Innovation and Enterprise at LIT, welcomes the collaboration between LIT and MIC and how it will enhance the skills of the youth.Empower Summer Camp with LIT and MIC“Every young person we work with has the potential to solve problems, to create, disrupt and impact our future in a positive way – to be the next generation of change makers. For that to be fully realised it needs to be nurtured and developed. To power that potential we have created this high quality, educational, activity based programme,“Empower promises to be a week-long immersive, social and fun experience whilst also challenging the young people who sign up as they develop valuable skills as well as make friendships for life,” she said.The camps are aimed at post primary school students and will take place on both the LIT and MIC campuses in Limerick and Thurles and include field trips as well.The Limerick camps kicks off on June 17th and you can register at www.lit.ie/RDI/Empower. Advertisement Twitter NewsBusinessLIT and MIC running free Summer camps for next generation entrepreneursBy Meghann Scully – May 31, 2019 200 Linkedin WhatsApp TAGSEmpowerinnovationKeepingLimerickPostedlimerickLITMICSummer campyouth Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Previous articleFirst directly elected mayor vote could take place in 2021Next articleThree killed in Loughill crash Meghann Scully RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival last_img read more

Lawyers honored for their professional committment

first_imgLawyers honored for their professional committment July 15, 2004 Associate Editor Regular News Lawyers honored for their professional committment Jan Pudlow Associate Editor Sporting a grin because he had pulled off a big surprise, outgoing Bar President Miles McGrane awarded the G. Kirk Haas Humanitarian Award to Miami lawyer Matthew Dietz, who came up with the idea to train Florida lawyers on how to represent children in court.Dietz, who was at the Public Interest Law Section meeting he chaired, and was also trying to attend an Equal Opportunities Law Section meeting, was summoned to the General Assembly meeting June 25 on a ruse to witness his mother-in-law and Board of Governors member Sharon Langer receive some kind of award.Surprise! Teary-eyed wife Debbie, 7-year-old son Max, and beaming mother-in-law Sharon were all there to watch Dietz receive the prestigious award that recognizes a member for meritorious service and allows the recipient to provide a scholarship award to a student at a designated law school.“I had no clue! I was so surprised! The award is hanging in front of my office and I take it down and show it to my clients. I am so proud of it,” said Dietz, who practices in the areas of discrimination, employment law, personal injury, and civil rights. A leader in the practice of disabilities law, litigating more than 40 cases in federal court, Dietz has contributed to the law to define the legal rights and obligations of cruise lines and retail stores to guarantee access for the disabled.While chair of PILS, Dietz approached McGrane about his idea of a training program to educate lawyers on how to represent children in court. The seminar, co-sponsored by PILS and the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, was a success that enlisted more than 50 lawyers to promise to represent at least one child.As a graduate of Brooklyn Law School, Dietz said he is “absolutely unbiased” about Florida law schools, but chose Florida International University to award the $2,500 scholarship that will go to a second-year law student selected by the dean who “demonstrates an exceptionally high degree of integrity, ethics, professionalism, and a concern for others.”“This award recognizes the unique human qualities that all strive to attain but very few achieve,” McGrane said while presenting the award. “These include an abiding respect and caring for others, coupled with the ongoing demonstration of actual deeds of legal services with no reward beyond that of the deed itself. Matthew Wilson Dietz is one of those rare individuals who possesses those special qualities.”President’s Awards of Merit One of a pair of president’s awards, McGrane, explained, “actually extends to more than 3,500 members of The Florida Bar who are all legal aid attorneys.”The first was awarded to Kent Spuhler, a Harvard law graduate who has dedicated his career to legal assistance for the poor as executive director of Florida Legal Services, Inc.Spuhler also is director of the Florida Supreme Court Voluntary Pro Bono Attorney Plan, working to increase the availability of legal services through the efforts of attorneys willing to give their time.“What this resume does not tell you about Kent is that he has, over the past 30-plus years, positively affected the lives of thousands of people, young and old, from Key West to Pensacola,” McGrane said.The second president’s award went to Melissa Zelniker, a second-year Equal Justice Fellow at Legal Aid Service of Broward County.Zelniker credited Paolo Annino, director of the Florida State University College of Law’s Children’s Advocacy Center, for steering her in the direction of legal aid.Through her project called The Bridge, Zelniker represents children in foster care and the criminal justice system.“She is not only a legal advocate for these children, she offers judges, social workers, teachers, and probation officers a broad picture of her clients’ lives to help them understand the whole child,” McGrane said.Another of her projects is the “Suit Bank,” where she solicits attorneys for donations of suits so her clients can maintain a sense of dignity when they appear in court.“Working 15-hour days on average and earning a fraction of what her peers are making, Melissa says that her commitment is a small price to pay for the satisfaction she receives from the work she does,” McGrane said.The award, McGrane said, was presented to Zelniker on behalf of all 3,500 legal aid attorneys “who provide legal assistance that is not only exemplary, it is absolutely critical to the very foundation of our American legal system: to provide justice for all. Every day, in every city and town in this state, legal aid attorneys represent people who are the least, the last, the lost, and the forgotten of our society. You serve your clients with diligence and competence, and with modest compensation. Your personal and professional dedication of time and effort to these endeavors are deserving of our highest commendation and most sincere gratitude.” Legislator Awards A pair of legislator awards went to Rep. Jeff Kottkamp, R-Cape Coral, chair of the House Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Joe Negron, R-Stuart, chair of the House Appropriations Judicial Subcommittee.“This last year, when I had the opportunity to speak to the House Judiciary Committee about the unauthorized practice of law, I could tell how much respect Jeff Kottkamp has among his peers,” said McGrane, who successfully advocated raising the penalty of UPL from a misdemeanor to a felony.“As you know, we have spoken out on a number of volatile subjects before the House Judiciary and the legislature the last two years, and I can safely say that without Jeff’s help, the Bar and the legal profession, as well as all of the citizens of this state, would be in bad shape. Jeff stood up for us when it was not popular and at his own political peril. And for that we are forever grateful.”When it was Negron’s turn to receive his award, McGrane said Sixth Circuit Judge Susan Schaeffer, head of the Supreme Court’s Trial Court Budget Commission, is “tough to please” but she said “Joe did a great job” in his key role in funding the state court system, a massive job during the Art. 5, Revision 7 shift from the counties to the state.While ultimately unsuccessful in convincing his colleagues, Negron “fought very hard this last year to also fully fund the Supreme Court request for new judges,” McGrane said.“Joe richly deserves this legislative recognition from The Florida Bar for his strong support of the critical funding of our court system.”last_img read more