JRCLS Happenings -- Updates and Inspiration Volume 14: Issue 9



  • JRCLS Education Week Program 2013
  • Opt-In to JRCLS Database for BYU Law Alumni
  • Local Chapters Encouraged to Do Public Service
  • Save the Date!

JRCLS Education Week Program 2013

Registration is available for the Continuing Legal Education classes held in conjunction with BYU Education Week, August 20 – 23, 2013, in Provo, Utah.  Attorneys attending the program can earn up to 19 CLE credits for less than $100.00! To register, go to http://ce.byu.edu/edweek/.  To view class schedules and outlines, go to http://ce.byu.edu/edweek/cle.php.  In order to attend the courses, you must register as a Campus Education Week participant. In addition to the Campus Education Week tuition for classes held Tuesday – Friday, August 20 – 23 ($59), attorneys seeking Continuing Legal Education credit are required to pay a $35 fee for the week to be paid at the door of 214 Crabtree Building (this covers the state CLE costs). Participants must check with their respective state bars for verification that the classes will be accepted as CLE credit.


Opt-In to JRCLS Database for BYU Law Alumni

The Law Society is in the process of updating its membership database.  As a part of this effort we are reaching out to BYU Law Alumni who were automatically included in our database upon graduation to give them an opportunity to purposefully opt into inclusion in the new database.  Recently an email from Dean Scott Cameron was sent to all of the BYU Law Alumni with more detailed information about this effort.  The email includes a link that allows you to opt into the new database.  We appreciate everyone who has responded.  There are still some who haven't responded and we don't have up to date email addresses for others.  If you didn't receive the email from Dean Cameron or you deleted it without responding please feel free to email Blair Janis (JRCLS Technology and Membership Chair) at blairjanis@gmail.com indicating your interest in being included in the new database. If you are not a BYU Law alumnus please disregard this message.  Non-BYU Law alumni currently receiving JRCLS e-mails will automatically be transferred to the new database.


Local Chapters Encouraged to Do Public Service

Each chapter within the Law Society, however large or small, is encouraged to be involved in some form of public service.  Of primary importance is service that is best 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.  Public service also includes working with other non-profit organizations, service through and to local bar associations or community outreach that defends religious liberty, sustains the rule of law and builds goodwill among legal practitioners.  With professional skills and experience grounded in a tradition of faith, chapter members around the world are uniquely qualified to truly enrich the communities in which they live.  A simple matrix to help your chapter organize some kind of public service within your community can be retrieved here.  Chapter leaders can contact their area directors  for more information and ideas.


Save the Date!

The JRCLS Women in the Law group will host a pre-law activity called "Law School and Beyond" on the BYU campus on Wednesday, October 2, 2013.  All law students, pre-law students, and attorneys are invited to attend.  The JRCLS Leadership Conference will be at Aspen Grove on October 3rd and 4th, 2013, and the JRCLS 2014 Annual Conference will be held in Kansas City, Missouri February 13-15, 2014.  Mark your calendars!

Here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/JReubenClarkLawSociety


Inspirational Thought

"[F]aith plays an integral role in our collective efforts to promote the common good. Faith inspires people to serve their neighbors, it brings people together, it enriches the national conversation on important public issues, and it centers the lives of countless Americans. And religious liberty protects this important role that faith plays.  From our nation's earliest days, faith has held us together through some of our darkest moments, including times of war and national crisis. Faith has also inspired us to be better members of a human family fractured by racism, violence and poverty. Catholics and other people of faith have brought their religious values to the public square as they've led our country through some of its greatest social challenges. They've led the fight for laws that advocate for the poor and vulnerable, civil rights, responsible immigration reform, and respect for life from natural conception to natural death. . . . [We are] called 'to live our faith at every moment of every day.' As we strive to answer this call, we know that religious freedom protects more than the freedom to worship on Sunday; it also protects our ability to live out our faith the other six days of the week."

—Archbishop William E. Lori, "Religious freedom under threat at home," The Baltimore Sun, June 16, 2013


Please send announcements to announcements@jrcls.org.


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