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.
Heather Thuet Re-Elected as Bar Commissioner for the 3rd Division
// Apr 16, 2019
Heather is another example of Christensen & Jensen's committment to giving back to the legal community through service with the Utah State Bar. Our sincerest congratulations to Heather, and to Michelle Quist who won the other 3rd Division Commission seat as well as Heather Farnsworth, our 2019-2020 Bar President-Elect.
Stephen Kelson Selected as Keynote Speaker at Utah State Bar Spring Convention
// Mar 8, 2019
Stephen Kelson was the keynote speaker at the Utah State Bar Spring Convention in St. George this week. He presented findings on his ongoing study focusing on "Violence in the Legal Profession and a Study of Our Colleagues Nationwide."
DRI presentation "Preserving the Reocrd for Appeal" by Sarah Spencer
// Feb 28, 2019
Sarah Spencer will provide a DRI webinar presentation on "Preserving the Record for Appeal" available on May 29, 2019. Sarah's commitment to DRI events helps all members improve their legal skills and hone their craft. We are lucky to have her with C&J and congratulate her on being selected to present.