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Lori W. Nelson Elected President of the Utah State Bar for 2012-13


Jones Waldo today announced partner Lori Nelson has been elected president of the Utah State Bar Association for 2012-13. She begins her term as president-elect this July and will be sworn in as president in July 2012.

As Bar president, Nelson will serve as chairman of the board of Bar commissioners who, with the authority of the Utah Supreme Court, enact policy and propose rule changes to serve the public, benefit lawyers and promote awareness of lawyers. Nelson has served on the Bar commission for the past six years, serving on the Bar executive committee for five of those years. She has also served as chair or been a member of several Bar committees, including family law, mentoring and governmental affairs.

“As Bar president, my primary goals are to work to ensure a robust business climate by protecting our fair, impartial and diverse judiciary, and to promote the extensive community service being provided by lawyers and the legal profession,” Nelson said. “A politicized judicial system frequently trumps fairness, due process and justice, increasing the cost of doing business so significantly it becomes difficult for small businesses in Utah to compete. At the same time, there are thousands of lawyers who are great citizens and neighbors wherever they live, serving their communities and charities in addition to the Bar and/or religious work they do.”

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