News: Tanner Lenart featured on KUER on liquor laws in Utah
// Dec 20, 2017
Tanner Lenart, C&J's premier attorney specializing in liquor laws, was featured on KUER this week. Her clients are mostly bars and restaurants, and she helps them navigate Utah’s complicated alcohol regulations. “Everything from getting their licenses, whether that’s a bar or an educational permit,” she said. “Sometimes there are violation issues. Navigating that with the Attorney General’s office.”.
According to the article, Utah may be at the forefront of a movement to lower legal blood alcohol levels as it moves from .08 percent to .05 percent. A significant dip in DUI's has even been attributed to many thinking that the legislation had already gone into effect. Instead of splitting a bottle of wine, many are choosing to have a glass each instead.
Once small legislative victory for bars and restaurants allows them to sell alcohol at a slightly earlier hour on weekends and holidays, and beer can be sold an hour later. Lenart also commented on liquor laws designed for strip clubs which hounded Utah's own Brewvies establishment for allowing patrons to drink while watching an R-rated movie. Brewvies was frustrated when it wished to show the acclaimed movie Deadpool but was stymied by Utah laws aimed at strip clubs to prohibit the sale of nudity in combination with alcohol.
The full article and audio from the interview can be found 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.