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
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.
Sarah Spencer selected as DRI Apellate Advocacy 2019 Seminar Chair
// Feb 25, 2019
Sarah Spencer has been appointed as the Program Chair of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) National Appellate Advocacy Seminar, to be held in Chicago on July 19, 2019. Sarah has been active in the Appellate Advocacy Committee of DRI since 2014 and has provided her insight in many DRI articles.