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.
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.
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.