Paulson & Nace, PLLC is proud to announce that law student Christina Gil has been awarded the Barry J. Nace Pursuit of Justice Scholarship for 2018! Ms. Gil is enrolled as a J.D. Candidate in American University Washington College of Law; she expects to graduate in 2020.
About Christina Gil
Ms. Gil is an extraordinary young woman. While studying at Georgetown University, she served as an Institute Assistant for the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, and a legal aid intern at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), in Chicago. She was also a Program Assistant at the National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI), worked as a law clerk for the Cook County Public Defender, and interned with Senator Richard Durbin.
After graduating from Georgetown University May of 2013, Ms. Gil worked as a paralegal for the Immigration Law Group here in D.C. She also served as an Executive Assistant to the Chief Academic Office at Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School, and then later accepted a position in the H.R. Department of Howard University.
She enrolled in American University’s Washington College of Law, and has since joined the American Bar Association, the Latino/a Law Students’ Association (LaLSA), and the Student Affairs Committee of the Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC). She is also a legal clinic volunteer at CASA De Maryland.
About the Barry J. Nace “Pursuit of Justice” Scholarship
Firm founder Barry J. Nace has spent a lifetime fighting on behalf of those who needed a voice. His litigation of groundbreaking and precedent-setting cases has spurred ongoing discussions for decades. It is this commitment to protecting the civil justice system that led to the Barry J. Nace “Pursuit of Justice” Scholarship. He, along with sons Christopher Nace and Matthew Nace, have pledged to help one aspiring law student each year achieve his or her goals of making the world a better place.
This year’s recipient, Christina Gil, was an exemplary candidate. She is driven, passionate, and dedicated to helping those in need. Paulson & Nace, PLLC is honored to choose her as this year’s scholarship award winner.
Congratulations, Christina Gil!
For nearly 40 years, Barry J. Nace has worked to protect the rights of victims of medical malpractice and other personal injuries. Throughout his career, he has proven that multimillion-dollar awards are not a matter of luck, but the result of experience, hard work, outstanding trial skills, and an unquestioned dedication to justice. To date, Mr. Nace has produced dozens of verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million with three in excess of $30 million. Read more about Barry J. Nace.