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  • Regional Conference in Orem, Utah - April 30, 2016

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    Registration

    Please join us for the 4th Annual Women in Law Regional Conference, held on April 30, 2016 at Utah Valley University in Orem, Utah. This conference immediately follows the BYU Women's Conference that same week.  The theme of the conference is Women, Law, and Leadership, and speakers and topics include the following:

    Angelina Tsu, Utah State Bar President
    "Lemonade 101: Making the Most of Bias"

    Karen Clemes, General Counsel of Utah Valley University
    "The Joyful Lawyer"

    Lisa Watts Baskin, founder of Real Women Run
    "Power Up, Sisters" (Women in Politics)

    Sara Dansie Jones, co-founder of the Women Tech Council and President of IFINIDI
    "Make Rain While the Sun Shines: Leveraging the Power of Networks in Your Career"

    Barbara Melendez, Immigration Practice Chair at Richards Brandt Miller Nelson
    "Women Mentoring Women"

    Gayla Sorenson, Dean of Admissions at the J. Reuben Clark Law School
    "In Defense of Our First Freedom"

    Date: Saturday, April 30
    Time: 9 am to 2 pm
    Location: Centre Stage, Sorensen Student Center, Utah Valley University
    Cost: $40, which includes 4 CLE credits, breakfast, and lunch ($20 for students) (please contact Emily Adams at eadams@adamslegalllc.com if you just want the CLE credits and no meals)

  • Regional Conference in Orange County, California - September 19, 2015

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    Join us for the JRCLS Women in Law Regional Conference in Orange County, California this September!

    When:  Saturday, September 19, 2015

    Time:  8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Where:
    Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
    1 University Drive
    Orange, CA 92866

    Share:  We encourage you to share your thoughts about the conference (before, during, and after) on social media with the hashtag #jrclswilca2015.  We are creating a social media history of J. Ruben Clark Law Society, so share, post, comment, and upload photos and videos using the hashtag #jrclswilca2015!

    Details:  Explore details on the conference, fun things to do and other events occurring the same weekend in Southern California by clicking here.

    Who:  All Attorneys, law students, and anyone considering law school, both male and female.

    What:  An opportunity to network with other attorneys and be inspired by excellent speakers. 4.25 CLE credits (pending approval.) Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration cost.

    Hotel:  A block of rooms are reserved at the Irvine Marriott for $119.00/room/night. (Must book by Aug. 22, 2015.) You can reserve rooms here. There are also many hotels within a few miles of the conference. Information on hotels can be found on the conference website, here.

    Questions:  Please contact Desiree Nordstrom at desiree@overflowlegalnetwork.com.

    Register here!
    Schedule
     
    Time Event
    8 am – 8:30 am Registration and Breakfast
    8:30 am – 9:20 am Welcome by Jennifer H. Wilson, Event Co-Chair
     
    Keynote Speaker: Karen Clemes, General Counsel at Utah Valley University and JRCLS Women in Law Committee Chair.
     
    Topic: The Joyful Lawyer
     
    9:30 am – 10:20 am Break-Out Session
     
    Class 1:
    Lawyers Unleashed: Careers Outside the Traditional Law Firm Practice
    • Gisselle Amini – Professor at Trinity Law School, Solo Practitioner
    • Elizabeth Shill Heiner – Leasing Manager at Core Development Services
    • Allison Belnap – Assistant Dean of Career Services at BYU Law School
     
     
    Class 2:
    Negotiations 201: Peace-Making Skills for Home and Law Office
    • Hon. Francisco F. Firmat –Orange County, CA Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
    10:30 am – 11:20 am Break-Out Session
     
    Class 1:
    Gender Bias: Does it Still Exist and How to Overcome
    • Teresa C. Alarcon - Partner at KAEDIAN LLP
    • Deborah A. Gubernick - Associate at Call & Jensen
    • Michele Johnson – Partner at Latham & Watkins
     
     
    Class 2:
    In Defense of Our First Freedom – An Overview of Current Religious Freedom Issues and What We Can Do
    • Gayla Sorenson – Senior Fellow for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, Assistant Dean of Admissions at BYU Law School
    11:30 am – 12:20 pm Break-Out Session
     
    Class 1:
    The Balancing Act: Part-time, Full-time and Working From Home
    • Sherri McInnes – Partner at Scott & Whitehead
    • Richard McFarlane – Owner at Law Office of Richard A. McFarlane
    • Melinda Hunsaker – Managing Partner at McGonigle & Hunsaker, LLP
     
     
    Class 2:
    The Power and Influence Which Comes from a Law Degree
    • Rick Richmond - Managing Partner at Jenner & Block
    • Melissa Richmond - Vice President at Running Start
    • Catharine Richmond - Associate at Jones Day
    12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Welcome by Desiree J. Nordstrom, Event Co-Chair, and lunch.
    1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Keynote Speaker: Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock, Orange County, CA Superior Court Judge (Ret.)
     
    Topic: It’s All Gift: Stumbling Along the Path of Grace
  • Regional Conference in Washington D.C. - April 12, 2014

    Join us for the JRCLS Regional Conference in Washington D.C. this Spring!

    When:  Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Time:  8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    Where:
    LDS Chapel
    745 23rd Street South
    Crystal City, Virginia

    Who:  All Attorneys, law students, and anyone considering law school, both male and female.

    What:  An opportunity to network with other attorneys and be inspired by excellent speakers.  CLE credit is pending for the Negotiations Seminar.  Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration cost.

    Hotel:  We have a block of rooms reserved at the Crystal City Marriott at Reagan National Airport for $129.00/room/night.  The hotel is just half a mile from where the conference is being held.  Click here to reserve a room before March 20, 2014.

    Student Housing Program:  If you are a student and would like to stay with other students in the area, please contact Annette Thacker Bartlett at annettethacker@gmail.com.

    Questions:  Please contact Megan Needham at megan.m.needham@gmail.com.

    Register here before April 7, 2014!
    Schedule
     
    Time Event
    8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast
    8:30-9:00 a.m. Welcome by Megan Woodhouse Needham
     
    Keynote Speaker: Mary Hoagland, Assistant Dean of External Relations at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University
     
    9:00-9:50 a.m. Panel Discussion
    Leadership in Religious Liberty
     
    Moderator: Eric Baxter, Senior Counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
     
    Panelists: Kim Daniels, Former Spokeswoman for the President, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Gayla Sorenson, Senior Fellow, International Center for Law and Religious Studies; Hannah Smith, Senior Counsel at The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
     
    10:00-11:15 a.m. Negotiations Seminar
     
    Instructor: Julie Linkins, Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Resources Director at Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office
     
    *We have applied for CLE credit in Virginia for this seminar.
     
    Panel Discussion
    Preparing to Lead: Tips for Conducting Your Job Search
     
    Moderator: Stacy Cheney, Senior Attorney-Advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce
     
    Panelists: Rachel Murdock, Integrity Officer for General Services Administration; J. Troy Beatty, Assistant Director for International Regulatory Policy at U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Lisa Norton, Of-Counsel at DLA Piper; Dayle Elieson, Assistant Director of the Executive Office for United States Attorneys
     
    Panel Discussion
    A World of Options: Leadership In and Out of Traditional Legal Practice, Deciding if Law School Is Right for You, and What You Can Do with a Law Degree if You Decide to Pursue a Non-Legal Path
     
    Moderator: Ginny Isaacson, Former Trademark Attorney, Mother of Three, and Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Conference & Events Committee
     
    Panelists: Sister Heather Cooke, Former Federal Prosecutor and Director of the Utah Sentencing Commission, Mother of Four, and Currently Serving as Mission President of the Washington D.C. North Mission with Her Husband; Rose Crunkelton, Estate Attorney at Law Offices of Rose C. Crunkelton, Mother of Three, Former President of Calvert County Board of Education; Laura Lund, Teacher/Administrator at Lund Academy, Mother of Four, Former Elementary School Teacher and BYU Instructor; Megan Woodhouse Needham, Founder of Steps Admissions Consulting, Mother of One, Former Patent Litigation Associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP
     
    (This panel is tailored to pre-law students, law students considering alternate career paths, and attorneys exploring leadership opportunities beyond a traditional legal career.)
    11:30 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Negotiations Seminar
     
    Instructor: Julie Linkins, J.D.
     
     
    Panel Discussion
    Women in Political Leadership
     
    Moderator: Catharine Richmond, 3L at University of Virginia Law School
     
    Panelists: Bobbie Kilberg, President & CEO of Northern Virginia Technology Council; Melissa Richmond, Programs and Outreach Manager at Running Start; Jessica Grounds, Director of the Women's Office for Ready for Hillary PAC
     
    Panel Discussion
    Balancing Leadership Roles: Work-Life Balance in a Big City
     
    Moderator: Lori Sorenson, Account Executive for Law Schools at LexisNexis
     
    Panelists: Tarah Hardy Ludlow, Trademark Attorney; Naseem Nixon, Attorney Adviser at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Ben Lindorf, Associate General Counsel for Institute for Defense Analyses
     
    12:45-2:00 p.m. Lunch and Concluding Remarks by Douglas Bush, Immediate Past Chair of J. Reuben Clark Law Society and Partner at Arent Fox

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