Posted On Oct 28, 2016
Turner Padget announces that Kristen N. Nichols and Nickisha M. Woodward have been selected as participants of the South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy for 2017. This highly selective program is designed to equip emerging leaders with networking opportunities, professionalism training, community awareness and other skills necessary to give back to the profession and position themselves as community influencers.
Nichols is a member of Turner Padget’s Real Estate and Lending Transactions, Business and Commercial Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution practices. Combining her litigation and transactional experience, she regularly represents local and regional banks, lenders, investors and small businesses. She is also a frequent speaker on topics related to her practice in both professional continuing education and classroom settings. Outside of the office, Nichols devotes much of her time to fundraising for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and is active in the Junior League of Charleston.
Woodward is a member of the firm’s Construction Litigation, Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith, Personal Injury Defense and Premises Liability practices. Outside of the office, Woodward is an active member of the South Carolina Bar’s Young Lawyers Division. She also serves as a volunteer and mentor in low income communities, where she provides assistance to those in need.
The South Carolina Bar Leadership Academy is designed to equip young lawyers with networking opportunities, professionalism training, community awareness and other skills necessary to give back to the profession and position themselves as leaders in the community. Participants are given opportunities to connect with judges and legislators, gaining insight into the political process and opportunities for community leadership. Participants also learn from seasoned lawyers on topics of professionalism and rainmaking, including how to have healthy relationships with clients, judges and colleagues.