News: Karra Porter and Sarah Spencer Present at "Short Legal Writing Course for Lawyers" CLE
// Nov 11, 2016
C&J appellate attorneys Karra J. Porter and Sarah E. Spencer presented at last night's short legal writing course for lawyers CLE at the Utah State Bar. Karra presented on the topic of "The 'Too-Long' Brief," providing valuable tips on ways to shorten your briefs and keep them within the court-imposed page limits. Additionally, Karra served as moderator for the presentation on "Style" and "Persuasiveness." Sarah presented on two topics, one about utilizing "Accuracy and Clarity [to] Promote Readability, and the other about "Using Shorter Sentences for Effect." Sarah's first presentation talked about vagueness and ambiguity in legal writing, and how those concepts should be avoided in your legal briefs. The second portion of Sarah's presentation focused on ways to construct shorter sentences, including dividing long sentences into several shorter sentences, removing unnecessary words, and using simple words in your sentences. For more information on Karra's and Sarah's presentations, read here.
- Karra Porter, Bob Sykes, and John Fay served as moderators and presenters at the Legal Writing Course CLE
Nate Alder champions design innovation to help basic consumers get through the legal system
// Jul 6, 2017
As Governing Council for the ABA's Center for Innovation, Nathan Alder comments that BYU's LawX's program, combining a high-tech approach with the goal of building fairness in the law was both timely and noble.
Rebecca Hill & Bryson Brown win summary judgment motion in insurance coverage case
// Jun 23, 2017
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After Experience with the Tribune, Karra Porter offers antitrust insight on the Chicago Sun Times purchase
// Jun 23, 2017
Karra Porter was interviewed today by Global Competition Review in Washington, D.C., about the antitrust implications of competing bids to buy the Chicago Sun Times. Karra was lead counsel in the antitrust lawsuit that facilitated last year’s purchase of the Salt Lake Tribune by local owners.