January 6, 2020
RALEIGH — North Carolina Lawyers Weekly has selected Nelson Mullins Administrative Manager Nancy Childers for a 2019 Unsung Heroes. The award recognizes dedication to duty and the positive influence recipients have on others, according to the organization.
Based in Raleigh, Childers oversees more than 50 administrative staffers in Raleigh, Winston-Salem, and Charlotte, N.C.; South Carolina cities Charleston and Myrtle Beach; and Huntington, W.Va. She assures that new and current attorneys have the appropriate level of support.
Childers works closely with the office managing partners in understanding their initiatives and goals for their respective offices and developing strategies to carry those out. These include physical space reallocation to adapt to the changing practice needs; interfacing with all departments within the office to accomplish physical or procedural changes directed by the managing partner; and organizing charitable, pro bono, social, and marketing events on behalf of the managing partners.
She also tackles firmwide project-specific initiatives. She acts as the liaison for the firm’s travel program and this year worked with the account representative to upgrade the system to a new platform. It involved creating an introductory procedure for current staff, a means of identifying and reaching out as new staff members join the firm, developing a training session to introduce the new software, traveling to training sessions at a number of offices, and distributing the training video to the other offices. She also provides ongoing support to staff for any questions they may have about the travel program.
Childers joined the firm in 2003 as an administrative assistant in Raleigh, supporting an intellectual property practice and some litigation attorneys through the years. She completed her undergraduate degree at N.C. State in 2007 while working full time. She became administrative coordinator for the Raleigh office in 2009. In 2013, she was named office manager for the three N.C. offices and added Huntington, W.Va. in 2014. In 2015, she was promoted to administrative manager due to her regional responsibilities.
She was instrumental in the opening of the firm’s Nashville office in 2012 and provided input to assure a pleasant working environment for staff when plans were being formulated for the Charlotte office’s move to a new building in 2017. She currently is a key player on a committee planning a move in Raleigh next year.
She is a member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) and has been an active member of the Raleigh ALA Chapter for years. Outside the office, she is active in and served three years on the board of the Woodlake Property Owners Association. She participates in Vass’ Lions Club food drive that provides food for more than 250 Moore County families during the holidays.
Established in 1897, Nelson Mullins has more than 800 attorneys and government relations professionals with offices in 11 states and Washington, DC. For more information on the firm, go to www.nelsonmullins.com.
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