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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lawyers Unleashed: Careers Outside the Traditional Law Firm Practice

The following women will be speaking on the "Lawyers Unleashed" panel at the JRCLS WIL Regional Conference in Orange, California on September 19, 2015.

Elizabeth Shill Heiner

Elizabeth Shill Heiner grew up in the Bay Area and attended BYU from 2000 to 2004. In Spring 2004 she graduated with a B.A. in International Studies. After undergrad, Elizabeth moved to Boise, ID with her two children and her then husband. In January 2010, Elizabeth started law school at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. While there, she volunteered at a domestic violence clinic and also assisted clients in drafting and filing temporary restraining orders. She has worked as a research assistant and teaching assistant for two different property law professors and also served as the JRCLS president.

In January 2012, Elizabeth and her family moved to Orange County as she transferred to Chapman University School of Law. While there, she clerked at the City Attorney’s office of Orange, Orange County District Attorney’s Environmental Law and Consumer Protection office, and at the Chapman Elder Law Clinic. In her final year at Chapman, Elizabeth was a research fellow for Dean Bogart researching property case law for use in a publication.

After graduating in May 2014, Elizabeth sat for the July 2014 bar (which she passed), and started work at her current job November 2014. Elizabeth works as a Leasing Manager at Core Development Services.  The main office is in Brea, CA but she is blessed to work from home. Elizabeth represents wireless carriers in acquiring rental space to build new wireless towers. She negotiates the terms and drafts the leases between the wireless carrier and the property owner. Elizabeth has worked on projects for multiple different carriers negotiating both new agreements and amendments.

Elizabeth married her husband in March 2015 and now resides in Pasadena, California.


Allison G. Belnap

Allison G. Belnap holds a B.A. in Acting and a Master's Degree in Theatre for Young Audiences. She also graduated with a J.D. from the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

​Before graduating from law school, Allison taught acting and dramaturgy in BYU's Department of Theatre and Media Arts for over 10 years. She designed and implemented educational theatre and training programs for the Provo Theatre Company's Youth Theatre Academy, and the Shakespeare Fellowship, where she served as the Education Director. She performed in numerous professional and amateur stage productions as well as various commercials and some film work. ​Allison also directed plays focusing primarily on pieces written for young audiences such as Sarah, Plain and Tall, and The Jungle Book.

After graduating from BYU Law, Allison worked briefly as an attorney for Fillmore Spencer in Provo, then as an oil and gas attorney for Holland & Hart in their Salt Lake City office. Her practice focused on transactional work in North Dakota, Utah, and Colorado. In 2014, Allison became an Assistant Dean at BYU Law. She and her husband, Dean, are the parents of five daughters.

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