News + Press

Young lawyers hosting diversity symposium Feb. 22; program will address career paths, job searching skills

February 03, 2014

COLUMBIA (Feb. 3, 2014)—The S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is sponsoring its annual Diversity Symposium and Luncheon on Saturday, Feb. 22, to address alternative career paths for law school graduates. The event will be held at the S.C. Bar Conference Center located at 1501 Park St. in Columbia, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

A panel of attorneys will discuss diversity issues in the legal field; interviewing skills; the importance and effectiveness of networking; choosing a field of law and selecting classes; and alternative career paths. The panel comprises Charles Appleby of Collins & Lacy, PC; Stephanie Lawrence of Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, PC; Candace Shiver, special advisor to the National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency; and Aisha Taylor of the S.C. Workers’ Compensation Commission.

A luncheon will immediately follow the panel discussion and will provide the opportunity for participants to network with presenters and fellow young lawyers from throughout the state.

“The Diversity Symposium gives students the opportunity to network in a setting in which they are the focus,” said Nichole Davis, YLD symposium committee co-chair. “We want students to think outside of the box and realize there are endless career opportunities if you have a legal degree.”

The event is free to attend and students are asked to RSVP to Nichole Davis at by Wednesday, Feb. 12. For more information, visit

The YLD includes all members of the S.C. Bar under age 36 and those with less than five years membership.

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,500 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.


950 Taylor Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201 | Phone (803) 799-6653 | Fax (803) 799-4118 |