About the Group

The Jones Waldo Women Lawyers Group comprises the 11 talented women practicing law at our firm.

The group is lead by Jessica Wilde.

Practice areas represented range from real estate to domestic and family law to healthcare to franchise law. And the attorneys are as engaged in the community as they are in their profession. Of particular note, group member Lori W. Nelson is chair of the ABA Family Law Section and past-president of the Utah State Bar. All members of the group are involved with organizations that promote both the personal and professional success of women in Utah.

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Welcome to the Jones Waldo Women Lawyers Group Spotlight Site. Here you will find varied information and resources provided by the members of the group. Content will focus on women’s issues generally and on legal topics of interest to women both in and out of the legal industry.

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Lucy Jenkins Named One of Nation's Leading Lawyers
Posted on Jun. 16, 2015

Jones Waldo is pleased to announce that 11 of its attorneys in five practice areas have been listed in the Chambers USA 2015 guide to the nation’s leading lawyers. Lucy B. Jenkins, a member of the Jones Waldo Women Lawyers Group, was recognized for her work in Energy an Natural Resources.

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Jessica Wilde Elected Jones Waldo Shareholder
Posted on Jun. 9, 2014

Jones Waldo has elected Jessica Wilde as its newest shareholder. The firm also elected three new members to its board of directors including Ken Oakazaki, Mark Tolman and Lucy Jenkins.

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Lori Nelson Receives Amicus Curiae Award
Posted on Sep. 20, 2013


Congratulations to Lori Nelson for receiving the Amicus Curiae award. Below is a picture of her with Chief Justice Durrant taken at last week's award's banquet.





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Poker Night, Ladies?
Posted on Jan. 14, 2013

 “The poker table is the new golf course,” says Ellen Leikind, founder of the corporate skill-building group Poker Prima Divas, who recently held a Ladies’ Poker Night event for women attorneys and their female clients at a large New York City firm. According to a Law 360 article, the players “learned how to leverage their chips for information and assess how other players’ personalities affected their style of play -- and, perhaps more importantly, attorneys got a chance to interact with potential clients in ways that laid the groundwork for future business relationships.”

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Liz Butler Races in the 2012 Mid Mountain Marathon
Posted on Sep. 12, 2012

Women Lawyers Group member Liz Butler finished 1st for the women, and 7th overall in the 2012 Mid Mountain Marathon with a time of 3:22:02.8! Congratulations Liz!

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Congratulations Lori
Posted on Aug. 2, 2012

An open letter to Lori Nelson from Marianne Sorensen, Co-chair of the Jones Waldo Women Lawyers Group…

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The Baby Bump Pushes Up Against the Glass Ceiling
Posted on Jul. 31, 2012
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Lori Nelson Published in The Intermountain Commercial Record & Salt Lake Times
Posted on Jul. 10, 2012

The Intermountain Commercial Record & Salt Lake Times published an article written by Lori Nelson on fair and impartial judiciary protecting the "Rule of Law."

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Interesting Article in Atlantic on Struggles of Women to "Have it All"
Posted on Jun. 25, 2012
Jones Waldo attorney Liz Butler shares this insightful article on a key issue for working women...
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Why It Pays To Mentor Women... Literally
Posted on Jun. 22, 2012

This recent article in the Women@Work coloumn on Femme-O-Nomics.com is all about why women in upper management need to be mentoring other women and the big payoff when they do.

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