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Littlejohn named finalist for Oxner mentor of the year award

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Last updated March 3, 2017

By Tina Underwood

Furman General Counsel & Executive Associate Athletics Director Angie F. Littlejohn has been named a finalist for the G. Dewey Oxner, Jr. Mentor of the Year Award. The award winner and top 10 finalists, with their mentees, are invited to an April 10 luncheon in Columbia where the entire bench of the SC Supreme Court is scheduled to attend.

Furman General Counsel & Executive Associate Athletics Director Angie F. Littlejohn

In 2013, the Supreme Court of South Carolina’s Chief Justice’s Commission on the Profession established the G. Dewey Oxner Jr. Mentor of the Year Award, which is presented annually to an individual who has performed exemplary service and demonstrated professional excellence as a mentor to a new lawyer participating in the Supreme Court’s Lawyer Mentoring Program.

The award spotlights a mentor who not only went the extra mile and provided outstanding support, advice or assistance to a new lawyer, but who also exemplified the highest standards of integrity, civility and professionalism.

Said Littlejohn, “There was nothing more important to my career than my mentor. I cannot help but think that if I can pass along even a fraction of what my mentor did for me, I will be helping to make a good lawyer, a great lawyer.”

Furman Earth and Environmental Sciences graduate Cameron Tommey (Class of 2010), came to Littlejohn seeking advice regarding law schools. Tommey earned a J.D. from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2015. Following graduation from W&L, he reached out again to Littlejohn to serve as mentor after accepting a position at Greenville-based U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities, a group for which he interned while attending Furman.

The South Carolina Bar requires all new lawyers to have a mentor for one year to introduce them to the legal profession in the local area, and he tapped Littlejohn’s broad experience serving as in-house counsel for a nonprofit.

Said Tommey, who is now Director of Legal and Program Compliance at the nonprofit, “I could not have asked for a better mentor during my first year of legal practice. Angie’s insight into the unique challenges of an in-house counsel proved invaluable as I navigated my new role. On top of that, her dedication to the Furman community and the legal profession in general set a shining example. Nominating her for this honor was an easy choice.”

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

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