Bold Ideas Award 2012
A&L Goodbody presented the inaugural 'Bold Ideas Award 2012' at a launch ceremony at their offices on the 27th of February 2013. The announcement was attended by the 1st prize winner, runners up and judging panel.
Pictured left is winner Mahmoud Abukhadir with competition Judges: Clíodhna O’Sullivan, Head of Legal, Telefónica Ireland; John Whelan of A&L Goodbody; and Michael McDowell, Senior Counsel & Former Attorney General.
Entrants were asked to come up with a new and innovative idea connected to the provision of legal services in Ireland, or further a field. The topic of the competition centered around the theme “The business of law in a connected world”.
The judging panel received an overwhelming response with submissions taking a number of forms such as paper, videos and podcasts. The 1st prize winning submission proposed introducing a new module of 'Legal Advice' to law courses in Ireland. The subject would see law undergraduate students earn valuable practical experience in how to advise clients.
As a first prize winner, Mahmoud receives an internship in A&L Goodbody's New York office, an ipad, a smartphone, a bursary award and the opportunity to be part of A&L Goodbody's Step Up - Community Collaboration Programme.
Pictured (l to r): Rachel Heavey, UCD; Robert Michael, DIT; Michael McDowell, Senior Counsel & Former Attorney General; Mahmoud Abukhadir, NUIG (Winner); Clíodhna O’Sullivan, Head of Legal, Telefónica Ireland; John Whelan, Head of IP and Technology; and Edith Delaney, Trinity College Dublin.
Bold Ideas Award 2013
Details of the Bold Ideas Awards 2013 will be posted later in the year.