Parsons Behle & Latimer is pleased to announce that two of its leading attorneys Erik A. Christiansen and Abigail M. Dizon Maughan have been chosen to join prestigious American Bar Association (ABA) and National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP)leadership teams. Christiansen has been appointed to the NCBP’s Membership Committee as well as appointed to the ABA President’s Legal Opportunity Scholarship Fundraising Committee. This is Christiansen’s third ABA presidential appointment. Dizon-Maughan has been selected and appointed to the ABA Litigation Section’s Diverse Leaders Academy.

Christiansen, a Parsons’ bet-the-company litigator says, “It is a great honor to serve in the ABA and in the NCBP, and I want to thank Parsons for its support of these activities.” Christiansen has a long history of involvement with the ABA, including serving on the ABA President’s Standing Committee on Membership. He also serves as a Utah Bar Association Delegate in the ABA House of Delegates and serves on the ABA House of Delegates Select Committee. He also presently serves as the president of the Utah State Bar.

Dizon-Maughan has been selected to join the Diversity Opportunity Leadership Academy (DLA), a competitive program created to teach and mentor diverse attorneys from across the country. An experienced litigator and zealous advocate for diverse groups within the community, Dizon-Maughan is heavily involved in diversity-related activities in the Salt Lake City area, including serving as chairperson for the Criminal Justice Committee of the NAACP – Salt Lake Branch and the Utah Center for Legal Inclusion as a board member. She is responsible for creating Parsons’ premiere Attorneys of Color Affinity Group. “I’m looking forward to participating and representing Parsons as a member of this group,” she says.  

Brandon Mark, co-chair of Parsons’ Litigation practice team says, “The ABA could not have found two more capable or dedicated appointments for these committees. Erik and Abby are leaders both within Parsons and in the larger Utah community. We look forward to watching their work and accomplishments in these impressive positions.”