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Nexsen Pruet Celebrates 11th Next Steps Class; 27 Students Recognized for Leadership

December 15, 2015

On Friday, December 4th, 27 Chapin Middle School girls were recognized for their completion of Nexsen Pruet’s 11th Next Steps Program. The students, who were chosen by their teachers and staff based on leadership qualities and potential, were honored at a luncheon at the firm’s Columbia office.

Nexsen Pruet attorney Laurie Becker helped create the Next Steps program, which teaches leadership skills to middle school girls in the Midlands of South Carolina. Nexsen Pruet was awarded the “Outstanding Middle School Business Partner” award for 2013-2014 by District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties. Chapin Middle School nominated the Firm for their part in creating and implementing the Next Steps program which positively impacts young ladies across the Midlands.

Over the course of the semester, professional businesswomen from across the Midlands cover topics such as the definition of leadership, leadership among peers, social interaction and networking, financial independence, planning for the future, the importance of a mentor, and responsibility to the community. The final session provides a real-world experience in professional networking.

Click here for photos from the event.

Pictured: Laurie Becker with the 11th class of Next Steps

Nexsen Pruet is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 200 attorneys and offices in Columbia, Charleston, Greenville, Hilton Head, and Myrtle Beach, S.C. as well as Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh, N.C. Founded in 1945, Nexsen Pruet provides a broad range of legal services to the business community and represents companies and other entities in local, state, national, and international venues.