Updates & Inspiration--Volume 17: Issue 7

   
 

Announcements

  • Don't Miss the Women in Law Regional Conference at Utah Valley University
  • Registration Open for Annual Religious Freedom Annual Review
  • Rex E. Lee Award Lunch in May
  • Videos from Recent Religious Freedom Symposium Available Online

Don't Miss the Women in Law Regional Conference at Utah Valley University

Join us for Women, Law, and Leadership, the 4th Annual Women in Law Regional Conference, at Utah Valley University onApril 30, 2016. This conference immediately follows the BYU Women's Conference that same week. We have an excellent lineup of speakers and topics that you won't want to miss! Cost is $40, which includes 4 CLE credits, breakfast, and lunch (reduced to $10 for students). Click here to register and for more information.

 

Registration Open for Annual Religious Freedom Annual Review

Registration is open for the 2016 Religious Freedom Annual Review scheduled for July 7-8. Once again, the Annual Review will be open to both lawyers and non-lawyers who are interested in 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.  Early bird registration ends May 15. 
 
 

Rex E. Lee Award Lunch in May

Please save the date for the JRCLS Mid-Atlantic Chapter's annual Rex Lee Awards Lunch on 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, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.  Click here for more information.
The Feb. 12 edition of the Church News includes an article on the J. Reuben Clark Law Society’s 2011 Annual Fireside with Elder D. Todd Christofferson.

 

Videos from Recent Religious Freedom Symposium Available Online

Video recordings of the recent Religious Freedom Symposium, held in Denver on March 12th, are now available online.    

   
 

Inspirational Thought

"An excellent lawyer, John W. Davis, once observed: 'True, we build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures--unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do [as lawyers] which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state'."

—John K. Carmack, "Unmeasured Factors of Success," Life in the Law, 2004, 25

   
 

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