Ms. Christian is a past President of the New York County
Lawyers' Association, one of the largest metropolitan bar
associations in the nation. During her presidency the Association
established pro bono programs to assist former prisoners with successful
re-entry and low-income persons plagued by consumer debt.
Ms. Christian, an Assistant District Attorney in the New York
County District Attorney's Office, is a member of the Executive
Staff of the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City
of New York. Her responsibilities include supervising
projects involving office policies, legislative issues, community
affairs and police practices. She is a member of the New York
County District Attorney's Office Brady Committee and Special Advisor to
the new York County District Attorney's Office Diversity
Committee. She was originally appointed as Assistant District
Attorney in the New York County District Attorney's Office in
1988. She served in the Trial Division until she entered private
practice in 1995 as Of Counsel to Yi Tuan and
Brunstein. She investigated public corruption as an
Assistant Counsel at the New York State Commission of
Investigation. She was Supervising Court Attorney for
Bronx Criminal Court and Principal Court Attorney to the
Honorable Rosalyn Richter. In 1998, she was re-appointed an
Assistant District Attorney and was assigned to the Office of the
Speical Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York as Senior
Trial Counsel. As a member of the Special Investigations
Bureau she conducted complex investigations of international
drug trafficking organizations. She was promoted to Director
of Legal Staff Training in 2001 and Counsel for Special
Projects in 2007.
In 2010, the New York State Chief Judge appointed her to the
Chief Judge's Attorney Emeritus Advisory Council. In
2008, the Justices of the Appellate Division First Department appointed
her to the Committee on Character and Fitness, New York State
Appellate Division, First Department.
She is a member of the House of Delegates of the
American Bar Association; a member of the House of
Delegates and Committee on Attorneys in Public Service of
the New York State Bar Association. She served for 6
years on the New York State Bar Association's Nominating Committee
(2004 - 2010). She is Chair of the Judiciary
Committee, Nominating Committee, Diversity Award Committee and
Public Service Awards Committee of the New York County
Lawyer's Association. She is a member of the Criminal
Courts Committee and an Adjunct Member of the
Judiciary Committee of the Association of the Bar of the
City of New York.
She served on the Board of Directors of Legal Services
NYC for 8 years (2002 - 2010).
In 2008 she received the American Bar Association Tort Trial
& Insurance Practice Section's Inaugural Liberty Achievement
Award. The award honors lawyers and judges who actively
promote diversity within the legal community.
She is a graduate of the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania
State University. She received a Bachelor of Arts with High
Honors in Political Science from Hofstra University.
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