(COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Sidney J. Evering II, Special Counsel and Parker Poe’s Director of Diversity, has recently been named to the Lawyers of Color Inaugural Hot List, which recognizes 100 early to mid-career minority attorneys under the age of 40 from the Southern region.
Mr. Evering will be honored on July 16 at a reception in the Atlanta office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and will be profiled in the July 2013 Issue of Lawyers of Color.
Mr. Evering has volunteered as a mentor for Black Law Students Association (BLSA) members and other law students at the University of South Carolina for more than six years. In 2012, he was recruited by the Riley Institute at Furman University as a participant in the Diversity Leaders Initiative, Midlands Class V. Through his involvement with the Riley Institute, Mr. Evering was selected as part of the inaugural membership and steering committee of the Diversity Recruitment Consortium, a group of organizations that work to develop innovative programs, practices and processes that increase the diversity of professional and executive talent throughout South Carolina.
In 2011, Mr. Evering was named Parker Poe’s Director of Diversity. In this role, he works closely with the Firm’s Diversity Committee and executive leadership to promote and facilitate a working environment of inclusion, respect and opportunity for all employees through education, hiring and recruiting practices and special initiatives.
Mr. Evering has recently been recognized by The State as a “20 Under 40” recipient for 2013, and as the 2013 honoree of the Jonathan Jasper Wright Award, given by the University of South Carolina BLSA.
He earned his JD in 2002 and his BS in 1996 from the University of South Carolina.
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