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Service and Outreach



Chair:
James Rex Moss
Payne & Fears, LLP
222 South Main Street
Suite 552
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (385)282-5147
Fax: (385)282-5001
jrm@paynefears.com

Vice Chair:
Richard W. Sheffield
Fillmore Spencer LLC
3301 North University Avenue
Provo, UT 84604-4438
Phone: (801)426-8200
Fax: (801)426-8208
rsheffield@fslaw.com

AustralAsia-Region:
Benjamin Bellamy Brown
Moyes Sellers and Hendricks
1850 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (480)236-7677
Fax:
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Europe and Middle East Region:
James Rex Moss
Payne & Fears, LLP
222 South Main Street
Suite 552
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (385)282-5147
Fax: (385)282-5001
jrm@paynefears.com

Latin America Region:
Mark D. Patton
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
One S. Church Ave. Suite 700
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520)629-4456
Fax: (520)879-4739
mpatton@lrrlaw.com

North America Atlantic Region:
James Rex Moss
Payne & Fears, LLP
222 South Main Street
Suite 552
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (385)282-5147
Fax: (385)282-5001
jrm@paynefears.com

North America Central Region (except Utah):
Benjamin Bellamy Brown
Moyes Sellers and Hendricks
1850 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (480)236-7677
Fax:
uzn7pj9c6wx8pxuuqj@thrott.com

North America Central Region (except Utah):
Susan White Griffith
Brigham Young University
J. Reuben Clark Law School
491 JRCB
PO Box 28000
Provo, UT 84602-8000
Phone: (801)722-5804
Fax: (801)422-3595
griffiths@law.byu.edu

North America West Region - Northwest/Canada:
J. Chad Mitchell
305 Piper Street
Richland, WA 99352
Phone: (509)735-5053
Fax:
chadm@summitlaw.com

North America West Region - Rocky Mtn. + UT / CA:
Richard W. Sheffield
Fillmore Spencer LLC
3301 North University Avenue
Provo, UT 84604-4438
Phone: (801)426-8200
Fax: (801)426-8208
rsheffield@fslaw.com

Best Practices

Law Society chapters are encouraged to provide some kind of service each year.  Of primary importance is service provided by those with legal training. This might include service to those who, because of economic circumstances, are denied relief which access to legal process might provide. Service at the chapter level might also include working with other non-profit organizations, service through and to local bar associations and community outreach that defends religious liberty, sustains the rule of law and builds goodwill among legal practitioners.

Best practices also include keeping a written and visual record of service given and sharing that record with the international Service and Outreach Committee so that it can be further shared with Society members around the world.  Examples of service provided by Law Society chapters can be found here.

Workings of the Committee

Under the direction of the Operating Committee and the Board of Directors, the Service and Outreach Committee has responsibility for the following areas of emphasis within the Law Society:

  1. Assist chapters and chapter members in providing service within their local communities; Committee members assigned to each region and area are listed under the Committee Members heading above.
  2. Help chapters and chapter members join forces with other like-minded individuals and groups to educate, inform and remind lawyers and others of the critical importance of religious liberty to all free societies.
  3. Assist with local, national and international outreach to other service organizations and persons and organizations of influence throughout the world.
  4. Identify and recognize individuals or groups whose service to fellowman exemplifies the principles and ideals of the Law Society;
  5. Nominate individuals or groups for the prestigious Franklin S. Richards Award.  
     
The Service and Outreach Committee meets monthly by telephone conference to discuss progress toward annual goals.  These goals are based on the areas of emphasis set forth above and are designed to help Law Society Chapters and Chapter members build goodwill and increase their influence for good in the world.   

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