Foundation helps develop leaders

first_img April 1, 2009 Gabrielle Davis Regular News Foundation helps develop leaders Special to the News Research funded by The Florida Bar Foundation shows that young legal aid attorneys are ready and willing to step up the leadership ladder in their offices, but many feel they haven’t had adequate preparation.The Foundation is working to change that.The Foundation has allocated $100,000 and has collaborated with the Center for Legal Aid Education (CLAE) to create The Florida Leadership Development Institute, a 14-month program that teaches legal aid attorneys the fundamentals in leadership with hands-on support from mentors who are more experienced attorneys and leaders in legal aid.The Foundation-funded 2007 study on recruitment and retention in legal aid demonstrates young legal aid attorneys are “underutilized and are leaving legal aid in two or three years,” said Paul Doyle, director of the Foundation’s Legal Assistance for the Poor and Law Student Assistance grant programs.“The Leadership Development Institute is directed toward enabling young, promising advocates to be a force for leadership in the programs where they are now,” Doyle said.Through the program, Leadership Development Institute fellows and mentors develop a comprehensive set of skills essential to the exercise of leadership in a social justice context. The combination of in-person retreats and Web-based activities provides continuity and ongoing support to Leadership Institute fellows and mentors as they apply new concepts and skills to actual legal aid work and challenges.The Florida community’s 30 institute fellows and mentors are already working together to identify their leadership characteristics and apply different problem-solving techniques in their various legal aid offices.CLAE graduated a class of legal aid attorneys in an institute in New England in 2007. There is another institute in New England running concurrently with Florida’s institute.“We’re hoping to expand to the other states and create a network of emerging leaders and mentors that will have a common language and a common vision for legal services in the future,” said Zenobia Lai, senior training director with CLAE.Over the course of the program, the institute fellows will also work with their mentors and institute faculty on projects proposed by the fellows based on problems they’ve identified in their legal aid communities.The last week in February, the fellows and mentors met for the first time in Orlando.One attorney is working to get financial support for domestic violence victims so that they are able to remain independent outside their former abusive households.“When they get their injunctions to have their safety ensured, they can have the money to stay out of the relationship and hopefully end the cycle of violence,” said Kim Banister, of Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida in Daytona Beach.Another attorney is working on ways to address systemic changes to recurring problems identified through the implementation of a landlord-tenant legal hotline.Ilenia Sanchez-Bryson of Legal Services of Greater Miami, who was tasked by her agency with developing the hotline, said when she set out to build what she thought people needed, she found a recurring set of problems the clients faced that fell outside the realm of legal advice the hotline was set up to provide.“The problems are much bigger than me or my agency,” Sanchez-Bryson said.“This is a great opportunity for me to know who the powers are and to figure out who to bring together and make things happen.”And Lissette Labrousse is researching better ways for low-income Haitians to have full access to legal services.In looking over the fellows’ project ideas, many of them have what it takes to be in leadership, said Dick Bauer, CLAE senior equal justice training fellow.“The institute will teach them how to use those skills to get results,” he said.The institute will convene again in Orlando in May and September and will conclude in January 2010. Gabrielle Davis is the communications coordinator for The Florida Bar Foundation and may be reached at gdavis@flabarfndn.org or (407) 843-0045. Foundation helps develop leaderslast_img read more

Los Alamos LWV Voters Candidate Forum Oct. 3

first_imgLeague of Women Voters News:The League of Women Voters of Los Alamos will hold a candidate forum 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at UNM-LA in the Lecture Hall in Building. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. The league invited candidates for both the Los Alamos School Board and UNM-LA Advisory Board. LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus will explain the school bond question at this event. School Board Candidates:Position 3 (District 3 Aspen Elementary): Morrie Pongratz, Christine Bernstein;Position 4 (District 4 Barranca Elementary & Middle School): Julia Baker, Melanie Colgan; andPosition 5 (District 5 Mountain Elementary and High School): Dawn Jalbert.All three school districts are on the hill.All positions are four-year terms.UNMLA Advisory Board Candidates:Position 3: Patrick Soran, Laura Burrows, David Hampton; andPosition 4: Stephen Boerigter, Christopher Luchini.All County residents can vote for all positions.Election Day is Nov. 5; early voting begins Oct. 8 in the Los Alamos County Municipal Building.last_img read more

Peregrine Introduces 18 GHz UltraCMOS RF Switches

first_imgPeregrine Semiconductor has introduced the UltraCMOS® PE42542 and PE42543 18 GHz SP4T broadband RF switches. With this launch Peregrine has expanded its high frequency switch portfolio which was launched in 2013 with the PE42520 and PE42521 SPDT 13 GHz switches. This series is one of the first RF SOI switches to deliver a high-performance alternative to incumbent gallium arsenide (GaAs) technology.Peregrine’s in house high-frequency design expertise coupled with their UltraCMOS technology has enabled them to break the 13 GHz RF SOI barrier last year and expand their high-frequency portfolio to 18 GHz today with a roadmap to many more high-frequency components. The new switches uniquely offer test-and-measurement, wireless backhaul and military systems designers additional features, such as broad bandwidth, low-frequency power handling, high ESD protection and a fast settling time.Peregrine’s entire high-frequency portfolio features high linearity that meets or exceeds GaAs switch performance across the entire frequency band. Because they are based on UltraCMOS technology, the components in the portfolio feature several attributes that GaAs technology cannot match, including: PE42542 – Product Details, Images & DatasheetPE42543 – Product Details, Images & Datasheet Broad bandwidth that maintains performance across the frequency range Low-frequency power handling that maintains signal fidelity as the power passes through Fast settling time that avoids the gate-lag phenomenon High linearity of 58 dBm (IIP3) that ensures minimal signal compression High ESD rating that offers four times more protection Low power consumption that uses less than 5 percent powercenter_img In addition to these advantages, Peregrine’s UltraCMOS PE42542 and PE42543 18 GHz RF switches offer standard 1.8V and 3.3V input logic control and consistent performance across a wide, 2.3V to 5.5V supply range. For special RF requirements, PE42543 sports a fast switching time of 500 ns.Packaging, Pricing and AvailabilityThe Switches are offered in a RoHS compliant, 29-lead 4×4 mm LGA package, the PE42542 and PE42543 are each $18.15 for 10K-quantity orders.last_img read more

The transfer of the century: Man City buys Leo Messi from…

first_imgManchester City is ready to accept any conditions to strengthen its squad with Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, the Mirror reported.The English club are of the opinion that joining Messi to his former coach Pep Guardiola could be an extremely important step towards achieving the goals. That is why the “citizens” are ready to untie their purse and pay as much as necessary. This week there were reports that the Argentine has decided to leave Barcelona after the heavy defeat by Bayern with 2: 8 and relegation from the Champions League.The 33-year-old striker is dissatisfied with the club’s management and does not intend to extend his contract, which is until June 2021. Another candidate for Messi is Inter Milan. The Italian club will try to take Messi in 2021, offering him a lucrative contract worth 260 million euros. The current buyout clause for Messi is 701 million euros, but can be reduced given the poor financial condition of Barcelona. No wonder PSG intervened in the bidding for the Argentine.last_img read more

Tell me a story …

first_imgA shared storytime has become a permanent fixture at Cockatoo. In response to a positive six-month trial, Cardinia Mobile Library…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Less trains, more cars

first_imgWith the Winter Construction Blitz beginning the morning of Saturday 6 July, VicRoads is warning motorists to expect more traffic…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Mitchell Clarke last_img