News Releases
February 19, 2014

Polsinelli is pleased to announce that Los Angeles health care attorney Ana I. Christian has been appointed as a delegate to the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Assembly to represent the National LGBT Bar Association.

“This is a tremendous honor and I am excited to have an opportunity to become a national voice for the interests of the National LGBT Bar, which promotes justice, elimination of bias and enhancement of diversity in and through the legal profession,” Christian said.

The National LGBT Bar Association, an official affiliate of the ABA, is an association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals, law students, advocates and affiliated LGBT legal and law student organizations. In addition, the Association liaises in an official capacity with many key sections within the ABA, including three seats in the Young Lawyers Division, a seat within the Law Student Division and positions on the Coordinating Committee on HIV/AIDS, the Commission on Women in the Profession and others.

Polsinelli’s core values of diversity rest on the foundation of acceptance, pursuit and promotion of diversity, and inclusion. We affirm a diverse and inclusive culture; not because it’s how others see us, but because it’s how we see things. Embracing a culture of diversity allows us to adopt a global perspective of inclusion, which we firmly believe positively impacts our clients’ experiences with our firm.

The firm recently announced its Polsinelli’s Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship Program, one component of the firm’s overall diversity and inclusion objectives. Its purpose is to integrate the firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion with efforts to recruit the best diverse candidates from the nations’ top law schools. The program provides for up to $30,000 annually in scholarship funds, which may be awarded to an individual or to multiple individuals in order to assist with L2 or L3 tuition.

Polsinelli also was recently recognized as the fastest-growing law firm in America by The American Lawyer.* In 2013, the firm moved up to the 69th position from 78th in The National Law Journal’s ranking of the largest U.S. based law firms. The American Lawyer Magazine featured Polsinelli in its June 2013 issue.

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com

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*2008-2012