Cork lawyer Dr Sinead Kane shortlisted for Outstanding Young Persons of the World
Cork lawyer Dr Sinead Kane has been named as one of 20 finalists in the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (JCI TOYP) programme in recognition of her personal accomplishments.
Dr Kane is a keynote speaker, double PhD doctorate, double Guinness World Record holder, lecturer on disability law, policy and human rights, qualified lawyer, writer with the Irish Criminal Law Journal and visually-impaired athlete.
Her biography states: “A well-accomplished individual, Sinead doesn’t let her disability hold her back and is living life to the fullest. Sinead has made it her mission to serve others in a variety of roles and has advocated for disability law and policy issues all throughout her life.”
Her accomplishments include helping to implement legislation in 2008 that allows visually impaired lawyers to have personal readers in court to assist them.
“The above achievements are admirable but are even more so when one considers that Sinead only has five per cent vision and is registered as legally blind,” her bio states.
The TOYP programme, organised by international NGO Junior Chambers International (CJI), honours 10 outstanding young people under the age of 40 each year. The final 10 nominees – narrowed by a judging panel as well as a public vote – will be honoured during the 2021 JCI World Congress.
The public voting page for TOYP nominees can be accessed by clicking here.