Updates and Inspiration--Volume 17: Issue 9



  • Rex Lee Award Lunch on May 31st
  • Inaugural UK & Ireland JRCLS Conference in June
  • CLE Offered at BYU Education Week
  • Religious Freedom Annual Review
  • Annual Leadership Conference in Aspen Grove

Rex Lee Award Lunch on May 31st

The JRCLS Mid-Atlantic Chapter's annual Rex Lee Award Lunch will be held May 31, 2016 at 12:45 pm at the Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC.  This year's Rex Lee Advocacy Award will be presented to Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart.  Following the presentation of the award, Judge Thomas B. Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will moderate a panel discussion featuring Beth S. Brinkmann, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Carter G. Phillips, Chair of the Executive Committee of Sidley Austin, LLP, Judge Patricia A. Millett, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Gregory G. Garre, Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP and former Solicitor General of the United States, and Judge Sri Srinivasan, judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Click here for more information.


Inaugural UK & Ireland JRCLS Conference in June

The UK & Ireland Inaugural Annual Conference, Virtue, Liberty & Law: Rendering Unto Caesar and Unto God, will be held Friday, June 10, 2016 at the Chorley Stake Centre in Preston, England.  The Conference will feature a keynote address by Elder Dallin H. Oaks, with additional speakers and presentations.  For more information on the agenda, registration, and other details, click here


CLE Offered at BYU Education Week

Registration for BYU Education Week, sponsored by Brigham Young University and held August 15-19 on BYU Campus, is now open.  CLE will be offered for lawyers, for an additional fee.  Further information is available online, with additional details forthcoming. 


Religious Freedom Annual Review

Register now for the 2016 Religious Freedom Annual Review, which will be held July 7-8 at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.  The Annual Review is open to both lawyers and non-lawyers who are interested in learning about religious freedom challenges in the United States.  Topics will include religious freedom issues in public schools and in the workplace, communication about religion and religious freedom in the public square, global religious freedom issues, as well as any recent Supreme Court cases regarding religious liberty, with CLE credits available.  Speakers will include Elder Lance B. Wickman, General Counsel and Emeritus General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Daniel I. Mark, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Villanova University and Commissioner for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).  For registration and more information, click here


Annual Leadership Conference in Aspen Grove

Save the date for the JRCLS Leadership Conference, which will be held on September 29-30, 2016 at Brigham Young University and at Aspen Grove.  
Highlights of the conference include leadership development and training, the annual sunrise hike to Stewart Falls, and keynote addresses by Elder Bruce A. Carlson, Emeritus General Authority of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and D. Gordon Smith, the newly announced Dean of the J. Reuben Clark Law School.  The Leadership Conference is for Attorney Chapter Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Women in Law representatives as well as Chapter Relations Council Members, Student Chapters Board members, International board and committee members and Clark Society Advisors.  We hope you will join us for this inspiring event.  If you have any questions, please contact Lorie Hobbs at lzh2@byulaw.net.

Inspirational Thought

". . . [R]emember Joshua's encouragement to his people when they faced a daunting future.  'Sanctify yourselves,' he said, 'for to morrow the Lord will do wonders among you.'  I declare that same promise.  It is the promise of this conference.  It is the promise of this Church.  It is the promise of Him who performs those wonders, who is Himself "Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, . . . The Prince of Peace."

—Elder Jeffrey R. Holland,
Tomorrow the Lord Will Do Wonders among You (April 2016)


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