JRCLS Happenings--Updates and Inspiration Volume 15: Issue 11



  • Register Now for the 2014 JRCLS Leadership Conference
  • Save the Date for Annual WIL Prelaw Event
  • BYU Education Week CLE for Lawyers
  • Fifth Annual JRCLS West Africa Conference
  • JRCLS Canadian Conference

Register Now for the 2014 JRCLS Leadership Conference

Registration is now open for the JRCLS 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 Leadership Conference on October 2-3, 2014.  Meetings begin on Thursday at noon at the BYU Conference Center in the Harmon Building 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.  Register now at this link!


Save the Date for Annual WIL Prelaw Event

The Women in the Law Committee will host its Sixth Annual Prelaw Event on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 from 7:00-8:30pm in the Wilkinson Center on the BYU campus.  The event will include presentations by a current law student and three female attorneys at different stages in their careers.  Spread the word to anyone you know who is considering law school!  More details to follow.


BYU Education Week CLE for Lawyers

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.


Fifth Annual JRCLS 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.


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 $499/person or $699/couple.  Please contact Matt Sommerfeldt (msommerfeldt@gmail.com) for more information or to register.


Inspirational Thought

[S]elf-improvement requires integrity in order for one to benefit from introspection. ... Life gives us so many clinical experiences to help us, but it takes introspection and integrity working together to break down the compartmentalization. Integrity also insists that we draw upon our instructive memories, including past mistakes. ... Without integrity, memory is diminished!

Neal A. Maxwell, "Integrity: the Evidence Within", Life in the Law: Answering God's Interrogatories (volume 1), 83. Fan address given at the BYU Law School Alumni Dinner on October 23, 1992. Also printed in The Clark Memorandum, Fall 1993, 10-17.


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