Sarah Elizabeth Spencer's Selected Articles, Talks, & CLE Presentations

Speaker, "Beyond the Bread: Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries & Exemptions to the Federal Arbitration Act," International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms, Washington DC Chapter, May 23, 2024

Speaker, Utah State Bar, Business Law Section, Utah's Chancery Courts, Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah April 22, 2024 

Speaker, DRI Annual Meeting, "Separation of Powers, Article III Standing, and Constitutional Injury in the Digital Era", October 26, 2023, San Antonio, Texas

Ethics presenter, Utah State Bar Paralegal Division Annual Meeting, “Law Practitioners as Public Citizens and Doers of Justice”, June 16, 2023

Co-Panelist, Utah State Bar, Appellate Practice Section, “Preserving Your Appeal”, Utah Law & Justice Center, March 2, 2023​

Presenter, “Appellate Lawyers to the Rescue! The Preservation Rule and Beyond”, DRI Appellate Advocacy 2022 seminar, San Diego, California, November 4, 2022

Ethics Presenter, Utah Paralegal Association, 2022 Annual Meeting, "Ethical Issues Facing Utah Paralegals", Ensign College, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 21, 2021

Presenter, “Hot Topics in Product Liability Litigation: Spoliation of Evidence”, ALFA International Product Liability & Complex Torts seminar, San Diego, CA, July 13, 2022

Panel presenter, Utah State Bar, Law Day series, “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution and the Rule of Law in Times of Change”, March 17, 2022

Panel presenter, “What to Do After the Nuclear Verdict: Appeal Strategies”, DRI Litigation Skills 2022 seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 3, 2022"

Commercial Litigation 101," DRI Commercial Litigation webinar, February 1, 2022

"The Duty of Loyalty: Tips and Strategies for Advising Corporate Directors Acting as Dual Fiduciaries," DRI, For The Defense, July 2021 edition

"Hot Topics in Product Liability - The Proliferation of Junk Science and the Proposed Amendments to Rule 702: Gone too Far?  Or not Enough?" ALFA International Product Liability and Complex Tort Practice Group, November 2, 2021

"Can I win on appeal? Sometimes the wrong decision is still right. Degrees of Appellate Deference and standards of review are critical concepts that trial and appellate lawyers must understand," DRI, For The Defense, February 2021

"A Conversation With...", DRI podcast, May 8, 2020

"Hot Topics in Product Liability: Strict Liability Claims Against Amazon in the Third Circuit," September 27, 2019

"The Final Judgment Rule and the Procedural Trap of 'Manufactured​ Finality'", Certworthy, DRI Appellate Advocacy Newsletter, June 2019

Speaker, DRI Trial Skills Webinar: Preserving the Record for Appeal, May 29, 2019

"Is the Record Really Complete?", published by the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence, Volume 3 Issue 1, June 6, 2018

DRI Trial Tactics and Appellate Advocacy Seminar, mock oral argument in a sports gaming case, March 15, 2018, Las Vegas Nevada

Author, “How Appellate Courts Consider New Evidence on Appeal,” DRI's For the Defense, February 2017

Presenter, “Accuracy and Clarity Promote Readability,” A Short Legal Writing Course for Lawyers, Utah State Bar, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 10, 2016

Presenter, “Case Law Update: Recent Supreme Court and Tenth Circuit Cases Interpreting the Qualified Immunity Defense to Civil Rights Claims,” Utah Municipal Attorneys Association Spring Conference, St. George, Utah, May 6, 2015

Presenter, “Unauthorized Practice of Law in Utah and Beyond,” Utah Paralegal Association Conference, Utah Law & Justice Center, SLC, Utah, June 20, 2014

Panel Moderator, Civility and Professionalism in the Courtroom, Utah Young Lawyers Division , Waldorf Astoria, Park City, Utah, November 8, 2013

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

Author, ALFA International Transportation Compendium, Utah Update, 2012

Presenter, “What Local Government Lawyers Need to Know About Identifying and Defining Their Client: An Ethical and Practical Approach,” Fall Conference, Utah Municipal Attorneys Association, September 2012

Presenter, “Civil Court Boot Camp,” National Business Institute, 2011

Author, “United States Supreme Court to Determine Whether Public Law School’s Nondiscrimination Policy Violates First Amendment: Christian Legal Society v. Martinez,” The Voice, Defense Research Institute E-Newsletter, Vol. 9:20, 2010

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, 2009

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, 2009

Author, “Vicarious Liability of Motor Carrier Employers for Punitive Damages Imposed as a Result of Employ ee Drivers’ Conduct: The Restatement’s Complicity Approach,” ALFA International Transportation Update, Vol. 4, 2008


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