Kathleen McInally Nelson has been appointed by Gov. Mike Leavitt as a 2nd District Juvenile Judge. Nelson is the managing attorney in the 2nd District Office of the Guardian ad Litem.

"Nelson has spent years in the trenches dealing with difficult legal issues relating to children. I am confident she will draw upon that experience as she serves the people of the 2nd District with fairness, respect and decisiveness," said Leavitt.Nelson graduated with a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Redlands and a law degree from the University of Utah.