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.
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer presented during a plenary session of the Utah State Bar’s Spring Convention
// May 27, 2022
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer presented during a plenary session of the Utah State Bar’s Spring Convention on March 17, 2022. She was joined in her presentation by Utah Supreme Court Justice Paige Petersen, University of Utah Professor Anna Carpenter, prominent Utah solo practitioner Virginia Sudbury, and moderator Michelle Oldroyd. The topic was “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution and the Rule of Law in Times of Change.” Sarah was honored to speak alongside such prominent members of Utah’s legal community.
Christensen & Jensen is a longstanding member of ALFA International
// May 27, 2022
Christensen & Jensen is a longstanding member of ALFA International, a preeminent, global network of law firms and attorneys. Sarah Elizabeth Spencer will be speaking at the ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Torts Seminar on June 2, 2022, in San Diego, California. Sarah will be speaking on the main stage during the “hot topics” presentation. Sarah will be speaking about cutting-edge trends in spoliation of evidence.
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Anna P. Christiansen won a motion for summary judgment in a case involving alleged sale of contaminated diesel fuel
// May 27, 2022
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Anna P. Christiansen won a motion for summary judgment in a case involving alleged sale of contaminated diesel fuel by their client’s gas station. Sarah and Anna successfully demonstrated why their client was not liable for the plaintiff’s negligence or breach of contract claims, arguing there was no evidence their client sold contaminated fuel. The court agreed. The court found that the claims were factually and legally unsupported and dismissed them in total.