Attorney Liza Escapa Lima, Esq. Joins Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)
Apr 6, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, FL(Law Firm Newswire) April 6, 2016 – Liza E. Lima, Esq., an attorney at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A., has recently joined the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA), an international organization involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. Her involvement in the organization’s Florida chapter began in September, 2015.
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to become a member within the ranks of such a notable group of women. I look forward to the prospect to further the objectives of the organization by working on initiatives that empower women in the maritime industry,” said Lima.
The primary goals outlined by WISTA include offering networking and educational events for its members. Consequently, each chapter conducts recurrent meetings, conferences, and social assemblies during the course of the year, intermittently in association with sizable marine industry events.
“With the leadership of these outstanding members, WISTA will continue its time-honored tradition of drawing more women to the industry from diverse backgrounds throughout the world,” said Lima. “I am proud to join the organization and to be a part of this effort.”
Liza E. Lima, Esq. is one of two female attorneys in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office at Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. and focuses her practice on Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and Defense Base Act claims. She serves on the newly developed Young Lawyers Committee of the Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar and is also a member of the Broward County Bar Association.
About Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A.
Barnett, Lerner, Karsen & Frankel, P.A. was founded in 1995 by David C. Barnett, Esq., and Barry R. Lerner, Esq., and is one of the largest firms nationally representing civilian contract workers assisting U.S. military operations abroad. The focus of the firm has been on fighting for the rights of injured workers both in the U.S. and internationally. The firm has litigated hundreds of cases throughout the United States and has filed briefs and appeals in numerous State and Federal jurisdictions.
About the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA)
WISTA USA, founded in 1997, is among the largest National WISTA Associations (NWAs) worldwide, with over 390 members spread across eight regional Chapters: New York / New Jersey; Connecticut; Washington, DC Metro; Florida; New Orleans; Houston; West Coast (California and Hawai’i); and the Pacific Northwest (Alaska, Washington, and Oregon). The members represent all facets of the maritime industry, including ship owners, charterers, operators, brokers, bankers, insurance professionals, attorneys, analysts, and government officials. To learn more about WISTA, please visit www.wista.net.
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