A lawyer with Columbia, South Carolina-based labor and employment law firm Fisher Phillips has been honored with the South Carolina Bar's Presidents Award for her efforts with the Bar's Young Lawyers Division (YLD) on the Cinderella Project.
Sheila Bias was selected for the award, which recognizes lawyers who give their time and talents to YLD programs. The Cinderella Project, for which Bias acts as statewide chair, helps underprivileged youth get gowns so they can attend their high school proms.
YLD members are under the age of 36 and must have belonged to the South Carolina Bar for fewer than five years.
"Sheila has already made a remarkable impact on our clients since her arrival and this honor highlights her exceptional work in our local community," Stephen Mitchell, managing partner of Fisher Phillips' Columbia office, said.
Before coming to Fisher Phillips, Bias worked for a regional civil defense firm; her resume also includes time as a staff attorney for the Supreme Court of South Carolina.
Outside the office and courtroom, Bias is secretary and is on the board of directors for the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association and also sits on the board of directors for Columbia Society for Human Resource Management and the South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys Association.
Bias holds a law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.
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