Updates and Inspiration Volume 16: Issue 12



  • Register for Education Week CLE Program
  • Africa West Conference: August 28-29
  • Upcoming Women in Law Events
  • 2015 JRCLS Leadership Conference

Register for Education Week CLE Program

Registration for the Law Society's annual BYU Education Week Continuing Legal Education Program is now open.  Classes will be offered from August 18–21, 2015.  While primarily designed for attorneys, any registered Education Week participant may attend.  For registration information and class schedules, visit https://ce.byu.edu/edweek/cle.php.    


Africa West Conference: August 28-29

The sixth Annual Conference of the Africa West Chapter will be held August 28-29 in Abjua, Nigeria.  Visit http://www.jrcls.org/news/item.php?id=133 for more information.   


Upcoming Women in Law Events

Women in Law Regional Conference on September 19
Come join us for the 3rd Annual Women in Law Regional Conference!  Everyone is invited including women and men, people of all faiths, attorneys, law students, and potential law students.  The Conference will have something for everyone, including addresses from Karen Clemes, General Counsel to Utah Valley University and Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock, Orange County Superior Court Judge (Ret.).  For more information and to register, visit http://jrclswilconference.yolasite.com/.

7th Annual Women in Law Prelaw Event on September 30
On September 30, 2015, the Women in Law Committee will be hosting the 7th Annual Prelaw event at Brigham Young University.  The theme for the event is "Women's Perspectives in the Law: Is Law School Right for Me?"  Justice Christine M. Durham of the Utah Supreme Court will be the keynote speaker, followed by a panel of female attorneys, including Elaine Young, shareholder at Kirton McConkie in Salt Lake City, and Susannah Thomas, an attorney at the United States Department of the Interior.  The speakers will begin at 7:00 p.m., and a tour of the BYU Law School will be offered at 6:15 p.m.  The WIL Committee encourages all to attend, particularly women who are considering attending law school.  Please contact Megan Needham at megan.m.needham@gmail.com with questions.


2015 JRCLS Leadership Conference

The Annual 2015 JRCLS Leadership Conference will be held October 1-2, 2015 at the BYU Harmon Center and Aspen Grove.

Attorneys and students serving in the following leadership positions are encouraged to attend: 
  • Attorney Chapter Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Women in the Law Reps
  • Chapter Relations Council Members
  • Student Chapters Board Members
  • JRCLS International Board Members
  • JRCLS Committee Members
  • Clark Society Advisors

For registration and further details, visit http://www.jrcls.org/?folder=conferences&page=leadership_conference.


Inspirational Thought

"In the course of life all of us spend time in "dark and dreary" places, wildernesses, circumstances of sorrow or fear or discouragement. Our present day is filled with global distress over financial crises, energy problems, terrorist attacks, and natural calamities. These translate into individual and family concerns not only about homes in which to live and food available to eat but also about the ultimate safety and well-being of our children and the latter-day prophecies about our planet. More serious than these-and sometimes related to them-are matters of ethical, moral, and spiritual decay seen in populations large and small, at home and abroad. But I testify that angels are still sent to help us, even as they were sent to help Adam and Eve, to help the prophets, and indeed to help the Savior of the world Himself. Matthew records in his gospel that after Satan had tempted Christ in the wilderness "angels came and ministered unto him." Even the Son of God, a God Himself, had need for heavenly comfort during His sojourn in mortality. And so such ministrations will be to the righteous until the end of time."

—Jeffrey R. Holland, "The Ministry of Angels." Ensign, November 2008, 29-31


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