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Nexsen Pruet Recognizes 18 Middle School Girls; Celebrates 10th Next Steps Class

May 5, 2015

On April 24, Nexsen Pruet celebrated 18 Chapin Middle School girls for their completion of NP’s 10th Next Steps Class. The students, who were chosen by their teachers and staff based on leadership qualities and potential, were recognized at a luncheon at the firm’s office in Columbia.

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. Last year, 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.

Laurie Becker with the 10th Next Steps clasee

Nexsen Pruet, LLC is one of the largest law firms in the Carolinas, with more than 195 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.

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