JRCLS Happenings--Updates and Inspiration Volume 15: Issue 8



  • Religious Freedom CLE Conference at BYU
  • JRCLS Canadian Conference
  • BYU Education Week CLE
  • Save the Date for the 2014 Leadership Conference
  • Fifth Annual West Africa Conference

Religious Freedom CLE Conference at BYU

The International Center for Law and Religion Studies will hold a conference in Provo, Utah focused on "Religious Freeodm in a Secular World" July 7-9, 2014.  This conference will provide you with the tools to be a better advocate for religious freedom.  To register, please visit the following website: http://ce.byu.edu/cw/iclrs/. Up to 12 CLE credits are available.


JRCLS Canadian Conference

The Canada Calgary, Canada Edmonton and Canada Lethbridge Chapters are pleased to once again host the JRCLS Canadian Conference to be held October 17-18, 2014 at the historic Banff Springs Hotel in the heart of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  The keynote speaker is Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Other speakers include Susan Champion Sommerfeldt, PhD, RN, The Honourable Madam Justice Carolyn S. Phillips of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, and William F. Atkin, General Counsel - International for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  The cost is $449/person or $649/couple for registrations received before June 30, 2014 or $499/person or $699/couple for all registrations received after June 30, 2014.  Please contact Matt Sommerfeldt (mds@lowlaw.ca) for more information or to register.


BYU Education Week CLE

CLE credit will be available at the annual BYU Education Week August 18-22, 2014 on the BYU campus in Provo, UT.  CLE topics will include "Current Trends in Legal Education and the Legal Marketplace," "Ongoing Considerations on Family Law from the Bench," "Presenting Your Case in Court: Best Practices," and many more.  For more information about Education Week and to register, please visit: http://ce.byu.edu/edweek/Please note that there is an additional $35 fee for CLE payable at 214 Crabtree Building at the beginning of Education Week.


Save the Date for the 2014 Leadership Conference

We hope all JRCLS chapter leaders, International Committee board members, JRCLS committee members, Clark Society Advisors, and others in leadership positions in the Society can join us at the JRCLS Leadership Conference on October 2-3, 2014.  Meetings begin on Thursday at noon at the Hinckley Center at BYU and will conclude by 4 p.m. on Friday at Aspen Grove.  There will be a CLE presentation given by Professor RonNell Anderson Jones on Thursday afternoon, training by Committee leaders and many other speakers including talks by the Area Legal Counsel.  Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us in October! 


Fifth Annual West Africa Conference

This year's Conference in the Garden City is billed for the 29th & 30th of August, 2014, at Port Harcourt Stake Center, Liberation Stadium Road, off Aba Road, in the heart of Port Harcourt.  It's packed with speakers from the Area Presidency, JRCLS International Chair, Office of the General Counsel, to prominent members of the Nigerian Bar amongst whom are Chief Barr. Nyesome Wike, Hon. Supervisory Minister of Education of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Religion, the Student and the Law), Professor Festus O. Emiri, Deputy Director-General, Nigerian Law School Yenagoa Campus.(Religious Freedom). The Conference will be rounded off with a Conference dinner with varieties of exotic Nigerian & International dishes. For more information about registration, contact the local organizing committee: Ebi at ebimonks@yahoo.com or Sharon at kwawst@ldschurch.org.

Inspirational Thought

When I have talked about the need for a servant leader, I have emphasized an individual that is well-prepared--educationally, morally, and otherwise--who wants to serve (in the deepest definition of the word); someone who sees the ascendancy to leadership as an anointment by the people and holds the work to be highly important, if not sacred.

—Chinua Achebe


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