As Director of Finance, Karen Nelson is responsible for all fiscal aspects of the firm including management of accounting software, productivity reports, and new business intake. She also serves on the firm’s pension, pro bono and safety committees. Karen joined Coblentz in 1987 and has been in her current position since 1993. She oversees a staff of nine that includes an accounting manager, payroll coordinator, two billing coordinators, two business intake clerks, an AP clerk, a financial analyst/collection coordinator, and a financial systems analyst. Karen is a Certified Legal Manager.
Karen has been an active member of the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) for more than 20 years. She has held a number of leadership positions in the organization, including secretary and treasurer, and currently sits on the Operations and Technology Committee.