(COLUMBIA, S.C.)–Sidney J. Evering II, an attorney in Parker Poe’s Columbia office, was named to the South Carolina Bar Foundation’s board of directors. As a member of the board, Mr. Evering will work with the Bar Foundation to advance justice to all South Carolina citizens through the outreach programs and services offered by the nonprofit’s 18 grant organizations.
Mr. Evering is Special Counsel focusing his practice on the areas of public finance, economic development and local government. As the Firm’s Director of Diversity, he works closely with Parker Poe’s Diversity Committee and firm leadership to promote and facilitate a working environment of inclusion, respect and opportunity for all employees through education, special initiatives, and hiring and retention practices.
Mr. Evering was recently 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. He was also 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.
In 2012, Mr. Evering was recruited by the Riley Institute at Furman University as a participant in the Diversity Leaders Initiative, Midlands Class V. In addition, he 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.
Mr. Evering earned his JD in 2002 and his BS in 1996 from the University of South Carolina.
To learn more about the SC Bar Foundation and the work of its grant organizations, please visit www.scbarfoundation.org.
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