JRCLS Happenings--Updates and Inspiration Volume 14: Issue 17 (Holiday Message)



Dear Law Society Members,
What a year we have had, and what a year we have ahead!

This past year we have celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. From the Annual Worldwide Broadcast, to the Annual Conference, to the Leadership Conference, it has been an amazing year under the leadership of Doug Bush, Scott Cameron, and many others. The Law Society has reached new heights in membership and activity. We have also had some remarkable regional conferences in Australasia, West Africa, and Canada, as well as the first ever Women in the Law Conference. The Law Society is truly spreading throughout the world.

We admire and honor the tremendous Leadership of the Law Society, particularly as we reflect over the 25 years of the Law Society. Scott Cameron, who retires as our Executive Director, has been a guiding light to the Law Society and a friend to all. Now we welcome Mary Hoagland as the new Executive Director. She brings not only her tremendous talents to the position, but her great love of the Law Society.

In the year ahead, we look forward to some marvelous activities:

Jan. 31stAnnual Worldwide Broadcast featuring Elder Bruce C. Hafen, former dean of the BYU Law School;
Feb. 13-15thAnnual Conference to be held in Kansas City, Missouri and surrounding Church historic sites;
*Registration is now open at http://www.jrclsconference.com/
Oct. 2-3rdLeadership Conference at BYU and Aspen Grove.

And yet there is so much more, with regional conferences and chapter activities throughout the world. But some of the most important contributions that the Law Society can make is through the efforts of individual members. The mission of the Law Society can be most effectively accomplished when, because of personal religious convictions, lawyers give service and personify the kind of professional excellence that promotes fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law. We can do so much more, both individually and collectively, to sustain and strengthen faith, family, and freedom. May the Lord bless us in this great effort.
With warmest wishes for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,
Jeremiah J. Morgan
International Chair
J. Reuben Clark Law Society
P.S. Come visit us at our new website at www.jrcls.org or on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JReubenClarkLawSociety

Inspirational Thought

"Christmas is a celebration, and there is no celebration that compares with the realization of its true meaning--with the sudden stirring of the heart that has extended itself unselfishly in the things that matter most."

"Mend a quarrel.  Seek out a forgotten friend.  Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust.  Write a letter.  Give a soft answer.  Encourage youth.  Manifest loyalty in word and deed.  Keep a promise.  Forgo a grudge.  Forgive an enemy.  Apologize.  Try to understand.  Examine your demands on others.  Think first of someone else.  Be kind.  Be gentle.  Laugh a little more.  Express your gratitude.  Welcome a stranger.  Gladden the heart of a child.  Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.  Speak your love and then speak it again."

—President Howard W. Hunter


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