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Lori W. Nelson Sworn In As The Incoming Chair Of American Bar Association Family Law Section

Last month, Lori W. Nelson, a veteran litigator with Salt Lake City-based Jones Waldo, was sworn in as the incoming chair of the American Bar Association Family Law Section.

Nelson will manage the association’s governing body and more than 10,000 lawyers, associates and student members all over the globe.

For the last 8 years, Nelson has practiced domestic law with Jones Waldo. Rex and Sharron Nelson of Driggs are her parents.

Nelson said, “It is humbling to be selected by my respected peers of the American Bar Association Family Law Section, who work with passion and integrity every day. I truly believe in the nobility of the profession and the cause for which we serve. I look forward to representing the Family Law Section in the most honorable and innovative way”.

For 18 years, Nelson has been a member of the American Bar Association Family Law Section and started working on the counsel as the region 5 representative, encompassing Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Nelson worked in leadership positions on several committees in which CLE is included. She also co-chaired CLE prior to being elected as secretary.

Keven Rowe, firm president said, “Lori has proven herself to be a trusted leader among the attorneys and associates at Jones Waldo, and in the Utah legal community. We are confident she will do the same in her American Bar Association leadership position. Her appointment is a tremendous accomplishment and honor to our firm, and we could not be more proud to have her represent our firm in this national role”.

Nelson’s working with professional organizations and advocacy groups shows her strong passion for domestic law. She is a member of the Collaborative Family Lawyers of Utah, and has worked for the Needs of Children Committee, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake. She served as president for the 2012-2013 year as a member of the Utah State Bar.

News Source: www.TetonValleyNews.net

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