Ginny graduated from BYU Law School in 1997 and moved to the Washington, D.C. area with her husband Tom to practice law. She clerked on the Senate Judiciary Committee and then joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark attorney. She worked there for nine years, five of them part-time after she had twin boys. Ginny left the Trademark Office in 2007 and stayed home full-time after their third son was born. They celebrated the arrival of their fourth son in July 2015.
Ginny Isaacson became the new International Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society on October 1, 2015. Some of her previous leadership roles in the Law Society include Chair of the Washington, D.C., Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Chair of the 2013 Annual JRCLS Conference, and Chair of the Conference and Events Committee. As Chair of the Washington, D.C., Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Ginny helped initiate the first International Religious Liberty Award in Washington, D.C. with BYU’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies. The D.C. Annual Conference boasted the largest gathering of LDS attorneys and students ever outside of Utah, with more than 800 attending the keynote lunch featuring Justice Clarence Thomas and Elder Jeffrey Holland.
Outside of the law society, Ginny serves on the Boy Scout committee, leads the church choir, and enjoys singing in a women’s a cappella group.
Mary Hoagland, Executive Director
Mary Hoagland is a native of Provo, Utah, but lived in California for twenty-four years—enough time for her children to consider themselves Californians. She has a B.A. in English, an M. A. in Educational Technology and Librarianship, a J. D., and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership. She joined the Career Services office at BYU Law School in 1994 following a bankruptcy court clerkship and law practice in Fresno, California. She is the Assistant Dean of Career Services and External Relations at the Law School and has been an active member of NALP (the Association for Legal Career Professionals), including serving on the board of directors. She is the President of Women in Leadership and the Chair of Utah County Women Lawyers. She is married to Dennis, mother to three sons, and grandmother to fourteen amazing grandchildren.
Gregory Skidmore, Executive Secretary
Gregory Skidmore grew up in Los Alamos, New Mexico. He eventually received his undergraduate degree in International Relations from Brigham Young University. Gregory served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Toulouse, France. After graduation from BYU, Gregory attended law school at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. While in law school, Gregory served as a Writing Fellow teaching students legal writing and research skills and as a member of the Civil Rights Law Journal and Moot Court board. During his third year of law school, Gregory was a finalist and won best brief at the 2013 Religious Freedom Moot Court Competition held in Washington, DC. Gregory grew to love the Law Society while in law school where he served as a chapter leader and co-chair for the 2013 Annual Conference. Gregory and his wife, Kristen, moved to the Seattle, Washington area following his graduation. He currently works as an attorney at Advocates Law Group PLLC where he litigates a wide variety of civil matters with a primary focus on employment litigation. When Gregory is not working, serving at church, or volunteering for the Law Society, he, his wife, and young children enjoy exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest.