Caitlin Slessor Recognized at Waypoint Tribute to Women of Achievement
February 26, 2018
Attorney Caitlin Slessor (middle) at the Waypoint Tribute to Women of Achievement event with Teri Copler (left), President Elect of the Waypoint Board of Directors, and Jaye Kennedy (right), Waypoint’s CEO. Photo by Ed Kempf.
Caitlin Slessor, attorney and vice president with Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, was honored at the 2018 Waypoint Tribute to Women of Achievement event.
Caitlin Slessor, attorney and vice president at Shuttleworth & Ingersoll, P.L.C., was honored at the Waypoint Tribute to Women of Achievement event on Thursday, February 22, 2018, in Cedar Rapids. Caitlin was nominated in the category Women of Achievement in Leadership, which recognizes women with visionary leadership that benefits an entire industry, profession, and/or field. Caitlin specializes in family law, which means helping people through what may be one of the most difficult times in their life. It is not unusual for Caitlin to help a client through a high-conflict custody cases or a divorce further complicated by business division matters. Those who know Caitlin know she is driven to make positive change in everything she does. In her work as an attorney, Caitlin has outlined an innovative vision for how to serve her family law clients more effectively. She has assisted many women who have been victims of domestic violence, and is proud to work with organizations like Waypoint Family Services and Iowa Legal Aid to ensure people in need of legal help don’t fall through the cracks. She believes in helping those in need, which is exemplified by her exceeding the Iowa Bar’s annual aspirational standard of 50+ hours of volunteer legal services, leading to Caitlin’s multiple appearances on Iowa Pro Bono Honor Roll, published by the Iowa Lawyer Magazine.A recent major professional accomplishment is Caitlin’s election to the Sixth Judicial Nominating commission, a group of citizens and attorneys that nominates judges to serve Linn, Johnson, Benton, Iowa, Jones, and Tama counties. Caitlin has been elected to a six-year term. When there is an opening on the local bench, the job of the commission is to interview applicants and select two finalists, one of which will be selected by the Iowa governor. Caitlin also volunteers her time as President of the board for New Pioneer Food Co-Op. She believes in the mission of the organization to provide environmentally and socially responsible food while supporting local agricultural production of natural and organic foods. Caitlin has appreciated the challenge and learned more than she could have imagined in her experience as a board member for an independent, democratic, consumer-driven food co-operative. Attorney Kristen Shaffer considers Caitlin as a mentor in her work as a fellow Shuttleworth family law attorney. Kristen has described Caitlin as “very dedicated and always willing to go the extra mile for her clients.” Kristen also admires Caitlin for her work as a strong advocate for victims of domestic violence. Caitlin is the 16th woman currently or previously affiliated with Shuttleworth & Ingersoll to be honored with this award since 1984.