Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A courtroom inside the Richland County Judicial Center has a new name to honor a longtime employee's service.

Courtroom 2B is now named after Ada Harper James. James worked for more than 22 years as an administrative assistant for Circuit Judge Casey Manning.

More than 100 people came to celebrate the honor with James and her family. During the ceremony she talked about her experience working in the court house, that was supposed to be a short time gig that turned into something more.

Before working in the court system, Ada worked in small business administration.

A portrait of Ada Harper James that will hang in the courtroom.