Updates and Inspiration -- Volume 17: Issue 20



  • Sister Renlund Speaking at Annual Fireside in January
  • Registration is now open for the Annual JRCLS Conference! 
  • Dean Smith to Speak to Miami Chapter

Sister Renlund Speaking at Annual Fireside in January

Sister Ruth Lybbert Renlund will be the speaker at the J. Reuben Clark Law Society Annual Fireside which will be held on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm in the Little Theater of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sister Renlund practiced law in Salt Lake City for over twenty years and is the former president of the law firm Dewsnup, King, and Olsen.  She has served on the board of directors for Deseret News and Workers Compensation Fund of Utah, as chair of the Judicial Conduct Commission for the State of Utah, and was the first female president of the Utah Trial Lawyers Association.  She and her husband, Elder Dale G. Renlund, are the parents of one daughter, Ashley. Please contact your local Chapter Chair for times this will be viewed in your area.


Registration is Now Open for the Annual JRCLS Conference!

Registration is now open for the Annual Conference of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society!  The conference will be held February 16-18, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for JRCLS attorneys, law students, and guests.  Make plans now to attend.  Visit www.jrcls.org for details about accomodations and speakers.  Register online


Dean Smith to Speak to Miami Chapter

The Miami Chapter of the JRCLS recently reorganized its board, with Hector Chichoni as the new chair.  Dean Gordon Smith of BYU Law School will address members of the Miami Chapter at a lunch held at Duane Morris in Miami, Florida on December 9.


Inspirational Thought

"As a University of Utah student from 1956 to 1961, I was associated with the LDS institute and the LDS social organization, Lambda Delta Sigma.  Among our many memorable activities was the annual Christmas caroling outing. . . .  [On one particular year], we went to the home of President J. Reuben Clark, then a counselor to President McKay. . . .  At this time President Clark was bedridden and his bed was adjacent to an upstairs window overlooking the front yard.
His window was opened, and we sang.  Then he spoke to us from his upstairs window.  I don’t remember all that was said, but one line hit me powerfully.  He said, 'I pray every day that I will have strength to endure to the end.'

Here was a man who was a distinguished attorney, author, former U.S. ambassador, former assistant secretary of state, an Apostle for over 26 years, and a counselor to the President of the Church! And his prayer was that he would stay true to the course.  And of course President Clark stayed true.  He passed away the following October, having touched my life in a very personal way.  He left me with a challenge that I too may have strength to endure to the end."


—Rey Johnson, Shining Moment: A Memorable Christmas,
Deseret News (Dec. 10, 2015) (emphasis added).


For more information about the Law Society, visit http://www.jrcls.org/.  Connect with the Law Society on FacebookLinkedIn, and Twitter.  Please send announcements of upcoming events or other newsworthy items to megan.jayne.nelson@gmail.com.


Copyright © 2016 J. Reuben Clark Law Society. You received this email because you are a member of the Law Society. If you wish to stop receiving these messages, please contact dbcoord@law.byu.edu.