Congratulations is extended to Director/ Student Liaison Officer, Ita O' Gara on her appointment as Fellow of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives - ( IILEX )
The Irish Law Awards was held in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, on Friday 14th June 2019. The Black Tie event was hosted by Ivan Yates Irish Broadcaster/Businessman. The main sponsor of this year’s event was Travelers Insurance Designated Activity Company.
These Awards are in their 8th year and identify and celebrate outstanding achievements by those dedicated to the Irish Legal Profession.
The Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx) are honoured to be included in these Awards as dedicated professionals in the Legal Sector.
The evening was a tremendous success. We are pleased to announce and congratulate Deirdre O’Donovan from McCarthy & Co Solicitors as winner of Legal Executive of the Year 2019.
It was an honour to be in attendance with my colleagues and fellow Directors Deborah Walsh Chairperson Eka Chuks IT Director and Gabriel Canning Director representing the Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx).
On behalf of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx) I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all Winners and nominees who participated in the prestigious Irish Law Awards 2019 and continued success to all who dedicate themselves to making the Irish Legal Profession successful.
Deirdre Butler President Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx)
The Irish Institute of Legal Executives - (IILEX) is featured among the sponsors of the Travelers Irish Law Awards 2019
Standing Left Right :- Deirdre O Donovan, Winner of the best Legal Executive of 2019 at the Travelers Irish Law Awards 2019 being presented with her Award by Ivan Yates , Presenter of the Irish Law Awards / /National Media Broadcaster
Standing -Left - Right :- Deborah Walsh , Chairperson of IILEX, Deirdre O' Donovan, Winner of the Best Legal Executive 2019 , Deirdre Butler , President of IILEX and Ekaette E. Chukwougar , Director of IT.
Standing -Left - Right :- Deborah Walsh , Chairperson of IILEX, Deirdre Butler , President of IILEX and Ekaette E. Chukwougar , Director of IT.
Standing- Left - Right:- Deborah Walsh , Chairperson , IILEX , Ivan Yates, National Media Broadcaster and Presenter of 2019 Travelers Irish Law Awards and Deirdre Butler . Chairperson of IILEX
Standing- Left - Right:- Ekaette E. Chukwuoger , Director of IT IILEX , Ivan Yates , National Media Broadcater and Presenter of 2019 Travelers Irish Law Awards and Deirdre Butler . Chairperson of IILEX.
Seated in the front row -From left :- Tomás MacEochagáin – Head of Academic Programmes in Griffith College, Marcus Gatto – Programme Director LLB ( Hons ) via Blended Learning , Griffith College. Jenni Cashman – Programmes Leader, Law Faculty, Cork, Cllr Des Cahill - Deputy Lord Mayor, Cork City, Professor Diarmaid Hegarty- President of Griffith College, IILEX Representative .Cork ,and Noel Daly ,Deputy Head of Griffith College, Cork.
Standing back row :- Graduates of the DLS&P Course
(l-r Catherine Geoghegan best student in the Diploma in Legal Studiesand Practice ( QQ1 Level 7 Special Purpose Award ) 2018 and Prize Winner of the Frank Crummy Perpetual Award which on the occasion is being presented by Frank Crummy
Front row ;- Professor Diarmuid Hegarty , President of Griffith College together with various members of Academic staff , Griffith College and Directors of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives ( IILEX ) , , Frank Crummy and Mary B. O' Dwyer at the Conferring and Graduation Ceremony of the DLS&P Course on 8th November 2018
Back Row/;- Students of the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice ( QQ1 Level 7 Special Purpose Award ) 2018 who graduated with their Diplomas
Live talk by IILEX at Griffith College Dublin and on line to students of the DLS&P Course 2018/19
Date; - 27/03/2019
Topic- Membership of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives -
The Programme Director of the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice (James Kane ) Griffith College Dublin sent a communication on 14th March 2019 to all the 2018/19 intake of students for the above talk on 27th March. Griffith College Law Department hosted our talk. Institute Administrator, Rose Whelan and two Board members Joe Hughes and Ita O'Gara welcomed the students present.
The purpose of the evening was to outline the history of the Institute , how we advance the interests of the students. types of memberships, entitlements. Keeping students and others informed of developments in the law and legal practice through the medium of " 'The Brief'."
Joe Hughes (Education Director) addressed routes to full membership. This was supported by a very interesting and instructive case study in this area.
Application forms for admission for student membership were distributed to those present that evening and on -line students were also addressed on how to become members.
This was informal ,the issue of career change and how to follow this new career as a Legal Executive was requested. In response an outline of how the college gives it support was indicated.
This was a successful evening with a reasonable attendance. It would be useful if IILEX could get feedback from those who viewed the talk on line.
Last but not least sincere thanks to Matthew Judge Law Lecturer , Griffith College who afforded his lecture time for this talk. Special thanks to Rose Whelan our Administrator for her efficient organisation for the 20th and 27th events at Griffith College .
Congratulations to Marie McSweeney who has been awarded Legal Executive of the Year at the Irish Law Awards 2014. All at IILEX are very proud and very happy that Marie's hard work and achievements to date in her career have been acknowledged
Marie McSweeney has worked in Ronan Daly Jermyn, Solicitor's Office - (Cork Branch) for over 35 years. She works in the Litigation Department within the Corporate Recovery Unit. Marie has responsibility in dealing with large and small commercial clients and financial institutions and pursues the recovery of outstanding debts on their behalf through all levels of the Courts, from District Court through to High Court. Marie meets with clients, deals with any queries that may arise and runs the various files from initial instructions through to final Judgment as well as enforcement of Judgments together with ensuring the smooth running of the team.
Marie also has a Human Resources role within the office, dealing with staffing matters, interviewing candidates for job vacancies, keeping personnel records, Staff Committee liaison and monitoring work loads throughout the office.
Marie has also lectured to College students in debt collection procedures through the District, Circuit and High Courts.
Marie has maintained and progressed her career through her qualities as an efficient, clear thinking, hard working, trustworthy and highly experienced Legal Executive.
Irish Institute of Legal Executives –IILEX