Clark Society Advisors
The members of the Clark Society Advisors are former leaders of the Law Society, including many of the former international chairpersons and others who have rendered distinguished leadership and other service over many years to the Law Society. The purpose of the Clark Society Advisors is to advise and support the Operating Committee of the J. Reuben Clark Society, as requested, in policy and fiscal matters. It also serves as an institutional memory for the Law Society, acts as a sounding board for chapter leaders, and as a resource to local chapters. CSA members are frequently called upon to speak at local chapter events and to assist them in chapter projects.
Experience and wisdom from prior leaders help provide continuity and maintain purposeful vision. Counsel of experienced leaders will enable current leaders to understand decisions made in the past and to gain perspective from prior experience, as they chart a course for the future.
The J. Reuben Clark Law Society was founded by leaders of vision and influence. Over the history of the Law Society there have been a number of exemplary leaders. In order to preserve the expertise, wisdom, and advice of these leaders, the Clark Society Advisors (CSA) was formed several years ago by what was then the Law Society’s Executive Committee. The CSA is made up of all former international chairs of the Law Society and a number of former international board members and others who have made significant contributions as leaders of the Law Society. This group serves for three years with the option to renew membership in the group.
The CSA advises the Operating Committee on proposed new initiatives and plans being considered by the Operating Committee. The advisors may also be called upon to address or advise Chapters or committees of the Law Society, in addition to the Operating Committee, on fiscal and policy matters.
In addition to occasional meetings by telephone conference, the CSA meet at the Law Society’s Leadership Conference in October and during the Annual Conference of the Law Society in February. They are consulted individually and as a group by the Operating Committee on a periodic basis.