Rutherford & Christie was selected as a new member of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF) on September 16, 2010.  Founded in 2001, NAMWOLF is a non-profit trade association comprised of AV-rated minority and women-owned law firms across the nation that are engaged in representing major corporate clients.

Many corporations and public entities interested in diversifying their outside law firm ranks have focused almost exclusively on the utilization of minority and female attorneys at majority firms. Yet the available data strongly suggests that these efforts have not resulted in greater diversity in the legal profession. It is NAMWOLF’s view that the most effective way for corporations to increase diversity in the legal profession is to increase their retention of minority and women-owned law firms.

NAMWOLF assists its Law Firm Members in developing strategic alliances, coalitions, and affiliations with corporations, in-house counsel, and other legal trade associations. Through these efforts, NAMWOLF helps ensure the long-term survival of minority and women-owned law firms.