McNair Law Firm, P.A. Shareholder Elected President SC Women Lawyers Association

COLUMBIA, SC – March 13, 2008 – McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A. Shareholder, M. Elizabeth “Liz” Crum has been elected President of the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA). 

Liz is a native of Denmark, South Carolina and joined McNAIR in 1981.  Following her graduation from the University of South Carolina, School of Law in 1973, Liz served as an Assistant Attorney General for South Carolina in its Special Litigation Section until 1977.  From 1977 until she joined McNAIR, she was the Staff Counsel and Director of Research for the South Carolina House of Representatives.

In a recent interview published in South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, Liz says, “It is fun to be a woman lawyer in South Carolina now.”  That was not always the case in earlier years when women were very much in the minority in the legal profession.  Her dedication to her profession and service to her community is indicated by the many positions, both appointed and elected, she has held over the years.  Dedication to the mentoring and promoting of women has always been one of her passions.  Liz was honored as the recipient of the Athena Award from the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce in 1992 for her efforts to encourage and celebrate the achievements of women in business and the professions.

One of her priorities as President of SCWLA will be to help develop mentoring connections with women lawyers early in their careers so that they may benefit from those who have pioneered in the profession and can guide new attorneys in their career choices. 

As a member of the Administrative and Regulatory Section of McNAIR, Liz’s area of practice concentration is federal, state and local regulatory matters regarding Healthcare.

McNAIR LAW FIRM, P.A. has eight offices in South Carolina and one in North Carolina.  To learn more about the Firm or its attorneys please visit www.mcnair.net.  To read more about Liz Crum’s election and leadership of SCWLA, see the attached article from the March 3, 2008 edition of South Carolina Lawyers Weekly.