Utah

252 ABA Journal Utah articles.

Phone Transcripts Released in Jeffs Case

Formerly sealed documents detailing jailhouse phone calls made by the leader of a controversial fringe sect of the Mormon church that advocates polygamy were released Tuesday by a Utah court.

Guilty Verdict in Church Leader Trial

Updated: A Utah jury has reached a guilty verdict in the case of a controversial church leader accused of accomplice rape for using his religious influence to pressure a 14-year-old…

Jury Starts Over in Church Leader Case

After one day of deliberations, a jury in a high-profile Utah accomplice-rape trial against the leader of a fringe Mormon group reportedly was near a verdict on at least one…

Church Leader, Polygamy on Trial in UT Rape Case

Opening arguments are expected to begin today in a Utah teen-rape case that is widely seen as putting on trial not only the defendant, Warren Jeffs, but the polygamist practices…

Ballard in CA, Competitor’s MP at Helm

Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll is opening an office in Los Angeles with the expectation that it will help the 500-lawyer Philadelphia-based law firm strengthen its flagship real estate and…

Polygamy Cases Fizzle; Religious Bias?

After two years, criminal cases brought in Arizona against eight men in the same polygamous sect for allegedly marrying underage girls are nearing an end.

Three have been convicted—and sentenced…

Canada to Review Polygamy Ban?

In a case that could have an effect on United States law enforcement, a prominent Canadian criminal attorney serving as a special prosecutor has recommended that his country reconsider its…

Judges Get Huffy When Motives Questioned

An effective lawyer challenges court opinions without impugning the character or motives of the judges who wrote them. But should lawyers who don’t follow this rule be penalized?

More often,…

Lawyer’s Conviction Stands Despite Prosecutor Error

A federal appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Utah attorney who assured investors in a pyramid scheme that their investment was safe.

Despite improper comments by a prosecutor…

Violation or Salvation?

Prosecutors say it’s a sex crime. Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs says it’s counseling his flock.

Live-Action Interaction

Virtual Visitation Diminishes Distances Between Divorced Parents and Their Kids