WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher T. Nace, senior associate with the D.C. trial law firm Paulson & Nace, PLLC, was elevated to Chair of the American Association for Justice New Lawyers Division at the division's business meeting Saturday, July 28, 2012. AAJ is a national bar association comprised of the nation's leading trial lawyers who are dedicated to protecting the Seventh Amendment right to trial by jury and the rights of the individual to take on the powerful in America's court rooms.
The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America's courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. AAJ is the world's largest trial bar, providing trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients.
Mr. Nace became chair-elect last year, and assumed the chair position at AAJ's annual convention in Chicago.
Mr. Nace recognizes the responsibility he has assumed, stating: "It is a true honor to have the opportunity to lead the next generation of trial lawyers. AAJ is the only bar association advocating to protect the right to trial by jury in Washington. Like the membership at large, members of the New Lawyers Division are on the front lines of the battle to keep corporate America honest and to make sure that products and services sold in this country always adhere to one guiding principle: safety first."
As Chair, Mr. Nace will undertake leading a membership that is 4,000 strong. Mr. Nace is following in his father's footsteps. Barry J. Nace, founding partner of Paulson & Nace, was president of AAJ, then the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, from 1993-1994.
About Paulson & Nace, PLLC
Founded in 1979, the law firm of Paulson & Nace, PLLC (www.paulsonandnace.com) specializes in promoting the rights of seriously injured persons and their families. The firm works exclusively in the areas of medical malpractice and personal injury, and has produced nearly $250 million for clients, including the top two personal injury verdicts in Washington D.C. history.
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