News: Nate Alder inducted to the Utah Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals 2019
// Jan 7, 2019
Following a committee review and due diligence interviews, Nate Alder has been inducted into the fledgling Utah Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals for 2019.
Nate Alder is an in-demand mediator who takes on challenging cases for attorneys and their clients. He has handled some of Utah's most high-profile disputes, as well as cases that can be settled in a few hours. Nate's range of cases is broad; his law practice has spanned many areas and he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants throughout his career.
A leader in Utah’s mediation community, Nate teaches lawyers, mediators, judges and clients about dispute resolution. He co-founded the Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah State Bar, and later served as its Chair. He served on the board of the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution, Inc. for many years, including a time as chair and symposium co-chair. In 2008, Nate was invited to join the neutral panel at Utah ADR Services, and attended Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution to obtain his iniital mediator certificate. He was appointed to the Utah State Court Roster of Mediators, eventually being recognized as a Master Mediator by the court program.
Todd Weiler interviewed regarding "fringe gambling" in Utah
// May 1, 2019
People say they’ve gambled away tens of thousands of dollars at a Utah laundromat. A new law will go into effect to crack down on shops using legal loopholes to get away with what’s called “fringe gambling.”
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."