JRCLS Happenings--Updates and Inspiration Volume 15: Issue 3



  • Las Vegas Chapter CLE Event
  • Orange County Chapter Annual Law and Religion Symposium
  • Regional Conference in Washington D.C. Area Sponsored by Women in the Law
  • Becket Fund Canterbury Medal Dinner
  • Videos on Religious Liberty

Las Vegas Chapter CLE Event

The Las Vegas Chapter of JRCLS is hosting a CLE event on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the UNLV Student Union Building.  Approval for four credits of CLE is pending.  Speakers will include Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Lance B. Wickman, and Dean James Rasband, along with a number of politicians, judges, and other lawyers.  Registration prices go up after March 1st.  Please contact Steve Scow at sscow@kochscow.com for more details and to register.  


Orange County Chapter Annual Law and Religion Symposium

The 10th Annual Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium will be held on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 11:30-1:30 p.m. at Chapman Law School in Orange, CA.  The topic is “Rights of Conscience vs. Same-Sex Rights: Religious Liberty in the Post-Prop. 8 Environment”, and will feature a debate between Prof. John Eastman (Chair of the National Organization for Marriage) and Prof. Lawrence Rosenthal, Civil Rights and Constitutional Professor at Chapman Law School.  Please contact Jeff Shields at jeff@shieldslawoffices.com for more details.


Regional Conference in Washington D.C. Area Sponsored by Women in the Law

There will be a regional conference in the D.C. metro area on Saturday, April 12, 2014 with the theme “Law and Leadership.”  The conference is open to everyone—prelaw students, current law students, practicing attorneys, and non-practicing attorneys, both male and female—but will have a number of panels with women and non-practicing attorneys in mind.  The panel topics will include Leadership in the Cause of Religious Liberty, Women in Political Leadership, Preparing to Lead: Tips for Conducting Your Job Search, Leading Outside the Office: Stories of Staying Connected Beyond Traditional Legal Practice, and Balancing Leadership Roles: Work-Life Balance in a Big City.  There will also be two negotiations seminars available during the conference.  Our keynote speaker will be Mary Hoagland, Executive Director of the Law Society.  Other speakers and presenters will include Kim Daniels, Former Spokeswoman for the President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; Susannah Wellford, President of Running Start; Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council; Doug Bush, Immediate Past Chair of the Law Society; and many others.  The conference will be held at the LDS Chapel in Crystal City, Virginia (745 23rd Street South, Arlington, VA) from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be served.  Registration will be available soon via jrcls.org.  If you have questions, please contact Megan Needham at announcements@jrcls.org.


Becket Fund Canterbury Medal Dinner

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty will be hosting its 19th Annual Canterbury Medal Dinner on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at the Pierre Hotel in New York City.  Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is this year's honoree, and Elder D. Todd Christofferson will give the benediction.  For more details about the event, click here.  Tickets are now available for purchase at https://www.becketfundcommunity.org/CanterburyMedalDinner2014.


Videos on Religious Liberty

The following link has two videos about religious liberty created by "People of Faith."  We invite you to watch them.  http://www.youtube.com/user/FaithandFamilies?desktop_uri=%2Fuser%2FFaithandFamilies&app=desktop

Inspirational Thought

Regardless of how ordinary we may think we are, we all have life experiences to share.  Remember: "Out of small things proceedeth that which is great" (D&C 64:33).

—Michael J. O'Connor, BYU Alumni Association President


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