2019 UCCR Brown Bag

Lunch Presentations


These interactive luncheons will be held the second Thursday of most months starting in February from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Law & Justice Center located at 645 South 200 East, Salt Lake City. 


April 11, 2014


Steve Kelson

Violence in Mediation:

Whats Happening in Utah and How to Respond


STEPHEN KELSON is a shareholder at the office of Christensen & Jensen PC, in Salt Lake City, Utah, where his practice focuses on commercial litigation, personal injury and mediation.  He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Utah, Juris Doctorate from the J. Reuben Clark Law School, and Master of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law.  Stephen is a former Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the Utah Bar Association, former Chair of the Utah Council of Conflict Resolution (“UCCR”), former President of the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club, recipient of the 2011 Service to the Courts Award from the Utah Judicial Council, and 2017 Peacekeeper Award from UCCR. 


For more than a decade, Stephen has researched, documented, and conducted statewide studies regarding threats and violence against the legal profession, including its causes, effects, and methods to recognize and prevent potential work-related violence.  He has published numerous articles regarding his research findings, and is a frequent presenter for professional organizations.   


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