News: Mary Corporon Featured in Several News Stories Over Delayed DNA Results in C&J Criminal Case
// Dec 2, 2016
C&J criminal defense attorney Mary C. Corporon has recently been featured in several news stories regarding the now more than year long delay in obtaining DNA results from the Utah State crime lab in one of her cases. In an article for the Salt Lake Tribune, Mary explained that her client's case is hardly unique: "Over and over again, in cases in which sex crimes are alleged, the critical evidence is not available for many months, or a year or more. This impacts everyone in the system." Mary went on to say that the delay in obtaining DNA results impacts her clients, the falsely accused, victims, and taxpayers. "The problem is not that we humans don't know how to process DNA evidence," Corporon wrote in an email to the Tribune. "The problem is the state of Utah will not allocate enough funds to hire enough qualified scientists and create enough state-of-the-art laboratories to process the quantity of evidence being collected. This is purely and simply an issue of not valuing the Bill of Rights, and victim's rights, enough to allocate the funds necessary to guarantee those rights." 2nd District Judge Thomas Kay has said he will sign an order demanding that someone from the state crime lab to appear at a December 15 hearing to explain the delay in releasing the DNA results. To learn more about Mary's case visit here and here.
Steve Kelson's research on violence against attorneys cited by ABA Journal
// Aug 31, 2018
The recent ABA Journal features Steve Kelson in an article discussing violence against attorneys. Steve has reviewed nearly 12,0000 surveys from 27 states all on his own time to help the ABA compile national numbers. This recognition of his work is well deserved.
7 Attorneys from C&J selected for 25th edition of 'The Best Lawyers in America'
// Aug 15, 2018
The Best Lawyers 2019 edition was released today and 7 attorneys from Chistensen & Jensen were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America publication. Geoff Haslam was also named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for his work in Insurance Law.
American Board of Trial Advocates welcomes Ruth Shapiro
// Aug 10, 2018
Christensen & Jensen's own Ruth Shapiro recently became a full member of the American Board of Trial Advocates. ABOTA is an "invitation only" organization that invites members of hight personal character and honorable reputation.