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News: Sarah Spencer selected as DRI Apellate Advocacy 2019 Seminar Chair
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.  The Seminar represents a national gathering of attorneys, judges, and other appellate advocacy professionals to learn about important substantive and procedural issues that frequently arise on appeal.  Sarah has been active in the Appellate Advocacy Committee of DRI since 2014 and has provided her insight in many DRI articles, including:
  1. Author, “The United States Supreme Court Takes a Closer Look at Qualified Immunity:  Pearson v. Callahan and its Implications for Constitutional Tort Defense,” The Whisper, DRI Young Lawyers Committee Newsletter, Vol. 1:4, 2009
  2. Author, “The Importance of Pro Bono Legal Services: Why Young Lawyers Should Seek Out Rewarding Pro Bono Opportunities,” The Whisper, DRI Young Lawyers Committee Newsletter, Vol. 1:12, 2009
  3. Author, "Young Lawyers – Be on the Lookout for the Unauthorized Practice of Law," The Whisper, DRI Young Lawyers Committee Newsletter, Vol. 9:10, October 2013
  4. Speaker and moderator, DRI Trial Tactics and Appellate Advocacy Seminar joint session, Mock Oral Argument Regarding a Sports Gaming Case, March 15, 2018, Las Vegas Nevada.
More news stories:
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer presented during a plenary session of the Utah State Bar’s Spring Convention
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.
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Christensen & Jensen is a longstanding member of ALFA International
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.
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Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Anna P. Christiansen won a motion for summary judgment in a case involving alleged sale of contaminated diesel fuel
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.
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Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Zachary C. Meyers won a motion for summary judgment in a product liability case
Sarah Elizabeth Spencer and Zachary C. Meyers won a motion for summary judgment in a product liability case involving serious personal injuries arising from an electric scooter accident. The motion involved application of Colorado’s innocent seller statute. Sarah and Zach successfully demonstrated to the court why Colorado law governed the plaintiff’s claims. The court agreed and entered judgment in favor of the scooter manufacturer on all of the plaintiff’s claims.
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