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Parker Poe Columbia Hosts Annual “Life In a Law Firm” Program for Minority Students

  • February 17, 2014

(COLUMBIA, SC) — Promising future attorneys from three law schools attended Parker Poe’s “Life In a Law Firm” program on Saturday, Feb. 8.

A group of minority students from the University of South Carolina School of Law, the Charleston School of Law and the Charlotte School of Law met with Parker Poe attorneys at the Capital City Club for a panel discussion, an inspiring keynote speech from Timika Shafeek-Horton of Duke Energy, a question-and-answer session and lunch.

That was followed by mock interviews with Parker Poe attorneys, a particularly crucial part of the event for the firm.

“We enjoyed sharing our experience with these outstanding students. We also enjoyed hearing from them in both the informal discussions and in the more formal mock interview settings that will help them polish their interviewing skills,” said Sidney J. Evering, II, a Special Counsel to governmental clients at Parker Poe who also serves as its Director of Diversity.

Parker Poe’s Diversity Committee works to promote and facilitate a working environment of inclusion, respect and opportunity for all the firm’s employees through education, special initiatives, and hiring and retention practices.
About Parker Poe
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP has more than 200 attorneys in five offices located in major markets across North Carolina and South Carolina. The Firm provides legal counsel to large commercial and public organizations on litigation, corporate and regulatory matters. It is an award-winning leader in the use of technology to provide better and more efficient service to domestic and international clients.