The J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Fireside will take place on Friday, January 23, 2015. We will have the privilege to hear from Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett who will be introduced by her friend, Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Dr. Swett serves as the Chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice, which she founded in 2008. The fireside will take place live in the Little Theater of the Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah at 6:00 p.m. (Mountain time) with a reception following at 7:00 p.m. The broadcast will be available through the LDS Church broadcasting system at 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Mountain time). Individual chapters are encouraged to plan events to watch the fireside together.
Law Society Annual Conference
500 to 600 lawyers from around the world will attend this year's annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society International Conference at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona (just 10 miles from Phoenix). The conference will begin on Thursday, February 12, 2015 and will conclude on Saturday, February 14, 2015. Several prominent speakers are scheduled to address the conference, including LDS Church General Counsel Lance Wickman, LDS Church Historian Elder Steven Snow, Deseret Book CEO Sheri Dew, ASU President Michael Crow, Arizona Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Berch, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay Bybee, Arizona District Court Judge Murray Snow, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, and Ethics Expert Marianne Jennings. Additionally, there are a number of activities planned around the Conference – golf (18- and 9-hole tournaments), hikes on iconic desert trails, and a Friday night dinner gala with live music and dancing (the night before Valentine’s Day).
This is the first week of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society membership drive. Our goal is to increase our membership by ten percent in ten weeks. Start thinking now about who you know in your area (or in other parts of the world) who would benefit from membership in the Law Society. The Law Society "affirm[s] the strength brought to the law by a lawyer's personal religious conviction[, and] strive[s] through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law." We welcome lawyers and law students of all faiths to join. If you know someone who would benefit from membership in the Law Society, or who would be an asset in supporting the mission of the Law Society, please invite them to join via the online membership application at http://www.jrcls.org/members/new_member_application.php.
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The New Year is a great time to "like" the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Facebook page if you have not already done so! https://www.facebook.com/JReubenClarkLawSociety The JRCLS Women in the Law Committee also has a Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/JrclsInternationalWomenInTheLaw) and a blog (http://jrclswomen.blogspot.com/).
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