News: George Burbidge's Client Granted Clemency by President Obama
// Aug 8, 2016
C&J attorney George W. Burbidge II recently obtained a significant reduction in his client's prison sentence after filing a clemency application on his client's behalf. George's client, who was serving a life sentence on methamphetamine-related charges, was granted clemency by President Barack Obama last week as part of the President's ongoing efforts to commute the sentences of certain non-violent drug offenders. As a result of George's efforts, George's client will be released from prison on August 3, 2018. According to George, his client "seemed a little subdued and a little surprised [after hearing hearing he had been granted clemency], but [that his client was] also very grateful that he's going to be given another chance. All of a sudden there's hope. All of a sudden this isn't something where he's going to die in prison without ever having a chance to spend time with his family and get back and be productive again." Congratulations George on obtaining this life-changing result for your client. Read more about George's tremendous efforts here and here.
Heather Thuett to present on Principled Negotiations - When to Hold 'em and When to Fold 'em
// Jan 29, 2018
On February 9th, C&J's own Heather Thuett will be presenting at the 4th Annual Intermountain Construction Defect & Dispute Conference. Heather will speak on the subject of negotiations and "when to hold 'em and when to fold 'em."
There are some 200 cold cases of murders or missing persons in Utah, yet the state has no comprehensive up-to-date database that would help law enforcement bring perpetrators to justice. A new organization, the Utah Cold Case Coalition, says agencies could be doing a much better job sharing information and solving old homicides and disappearances.
Tanner Lenart featured on KUER on liquor laws in Utah
// Dec 20, 2017
Tanner Lenart, C&J's premier attorney specializing in liquor laws, was featured on KUER this week. Learn how a law designed for strip-clubs complicated the showing of the movie Deadpool at Brewvies in Salt Lake City. Tanner's clients are mostly bars and restaurants, she helps them navigate Utah’s complicated alcohol regulations.