Updates and Inspiration--Volume 18: Issue 5

   
 

Announcements

  • Registration Still Open for JRCLS Cuba Trip
  • Dr. Katrina Lantos-Swett to Speak at Orange County Religion & Law Symposium
  • Mark Your Calendars for Regional Women in Law Conference in DC
  • Webinar Series for Women in Law and Women in Business
  • Camp for Youth Interested in Civics, Law, & Leadership


Registration Still Open for JRCLS Cuba Trip

The Miami Chapter of the JRCLS is planning an educational trip to Havana, Cuba to meet with representatives of the Cuban government, educational community, legal community and business community. This meeting will be from May 11, 2017 to May 14, 2017. We have limited space for this trip. Participation is on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you have questions, please contact Abrahm Smith (abrahm.smith@bakermckenzie.com), who has organized this trip.

 

Dr. Katrina Lantos-Swett to Speak at Orange County Religion & Law Symposium

The 13th Annual Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium will be on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, from 11:30 am-1:30 pm, at Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California.  The featured speaker will be Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett, who is the former Chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, and who currently serves as President of the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice.  Dr. Swett is the daughter of the late Congressman Tom Lantos, the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to U.S. Congress, and she is a widely respected voice on international human rights and religious freedom concerns.  To register and for more information, contact Jeff Shields at 949-724-7900 or jeff@shieldslawoffices.com.

 

Mark Your Calendars for Regional Women in Law Conference in DC

The Fifth Annual Regional Women in Law Conference will be held Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C.  The conference is free of charge and is an excellent opportunity for networking and for sharpening skills in communication, demonstrating your value, and building strategic relationships.  To register, and for additional details, visit bit.ly/JRCLSWIL.

 

Webinar Series for Women in Law and Women in Business

The BYU Management Society Women in Business chapter, with participation from the JRCLS Women in Law, has sponsored a Webinar series featuring topics about building business relationships, work-life balance, and more.  Upcoming webinars will be held on March 13 and April 20.  Registration and additional details are available online.

 

Camp for Youth Interested in Civics, Law, & Leadership

The Civics, Law, & Leadership Camp will be held July 31-August 4, 2017 at BYU Law School.  The camp is supported by the Federal Bar Association and is a hands-on, highly interactive learning experience designed to help high school students develop leadership skills, work personally with judges, lawyers, and law professors, engage in realistic and interactive trials, appeals, and jury deliberations, build friendships, and more.  Additional information, including application instructions, is available online.

   
 

Inspirational Thought

We belong to a community of believers and seekers. That is how we define ourselves. We tell about what we know. Everybody knows at least one relevant divine fact. Thus everybody has a story to tell. That story does not depend on rank, education, connection, or wealth. Thus testimony is, potentially, the great equalizer. The only requirement is that the declarant has a personal experience with the Divine. Since “all are equal in the sight of God,” and He promises that “he stands at the door” awaiting our response, this requirement is easily satisfied.
 

—Tessa Meyer Santiago, Telling Our Stories of Jesus:  The Necessary Narrative
Clark Memorandum (Fall 2007)

   
 

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