Sep 2015 Newsletter

J. Reuben Clark Law Society September 2015 Newsletter



Final Weeks to Register for the JRCLS Annual Leadership Conference

Fellowship, training, and inspiration from committee leaders and special guests. You don?t want to miss the annual JRCLS Leadership Conference on October 1-2, 2015. Read more. . .


These Are the People in Your Neighborhood: A Conversation with Incoming International Chair Ginny Isaacson

Ginny Isaacson will become the new International Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society at the Leadership Conference in Aspen Grove on October 1, 2015. She succeeds Jeremiah Morgan and will serve in this capacity for two years. Read more. . .


J. Reuben Clark's Grantsville Farm Becomes a Heritage Attraction and Tribute

When J. Reuben Clark purchased a beautiful farmstead in his hometown in 1914, he probably never imagined that a hundred years later it would become a hub for education, community events and a tourist attraction. In just the past 28 months, the Clark Historic Farm in Grantsville, Utah has seen nearly 18,000 visitors, and the Friends of Clark Historic Farm 501(c)(3) non-profit group is waging a capital campaign to secure the farm as a tribute to President Clark?s values of hard work and self-sufficiency. Read more. . .


Center for Law and Religion Studies Annual Review Explores Fairness for All

More than 400 attendees gathered for a three-day Annual Review at BYU. Hosted by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies (ICLRS) July 6-8, 2015, speakers and participants considered current developments to Religious Freedom and Fairness for All in the U.S. and abroad. Read more. . .


Africa West Chapter Holds 6th Regional Conference

The 6th Regional Conference of the Africa West Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society was held Friday and Saturday, August 28-29, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria. The kickoff event Friday evening was a Mix and Mingle with Charles Adebayo, the Coordinator of Self Reliance in the Nigerian Service Center. He gave a presentation titled "The Lawyer and Self Reliance". Read more. . .


Regional Conference of the Law Society in Brazil: "Providing Pro Bono Service to the Needy"

So much can be communicated by looking into a person?s eyes. And I will never forget the eyes of an elderly woman I met on the last day of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society?s regional conference in Brazil, held from June 25-27, 2015. Her eyes were bright, vivid, and intense, yet at the same time somewhat hollow and sad. Read more. . .


Pioneers and Our Lives in the Law

July is a time for remembering pioneers-those who have come before us, showing us the way to follow. Lives of great men and women from the past can move us to action, give us needed perspective and lift our spirits in times of challenge. As members of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society, we are richly blessed by the example of many great lives. Read more. . .


Richard Turley - An Unconventional Career: Lawyer and Historian

Richard Turley, the assistant LDS Church Historian, recently spoke at a luncheon for the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society. This article reports on his presentation and story of starting his career as an attorney and ending up at the Church History Department. As a church historian, Brother Turley travels much because of Section 69 of the Doctrine & Covenants. Read more. . .


Profiles in Service

 

Since our last newsletter, several JRCLS members have accepted callings in stake presidencies. Thank you for your service! Read more. . .