SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (May 30, 2016) – Melissa A. Smith, Durham Jones & Pinegar Firm Administrator, was recently elected President of the Utah Association of Legal Administrators (UALA). Smith previously served as Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of UALA.
Smith joined Durham Jones & Pinegar in 2000 and has over 20-years of experience in both financial and business leadership roles. In her role as Firm Administrator, she successfully manages the financial and business activities and overall operations of the firm. Outside of work and volunteer activities, Melissa enjoys traveling, paddle boarding, charity work and raising her son with her husband.
UALA is one of 100 chapters of Association of Legal Administrators (ALA), which was formed in 1971 to provide support for managers of law firms, corporate legal departments and government legal agencies. Chapter members meet monthly to network and receive legal management education. The Utah chapter also hosts an annual vendor fair and participates in ALA’s annual Community Challenge by providing service to a local charity.
With headquarters in Salt Lake City, Durham Jones & Pinegar (D|J|P) is a leading law firm with five offices in Utah and Nevada. As a business-focused firm, D|J|P offers a spectrum of services in various practice areas including business & finance, litigation, intellectual property, estate planning, real estate, bankruptcy, employment, family law and more. In 2015, the firm was named the top large law firm in Utah for its business and transactions law practice by Super Lawyers.