Updates and Inspiration--Volume 18: Issue 6



  • Spots Still Available for JRCLS Cuba Trip 
  • Join Us for Annual Regional Women in Law Conference
  • Senator Flake to Speak at Religious Freedom Annual Review
  • Save the Date for UK & Ireland Conference

Spots Still Available 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.


Join Us for Annual Regional Women in Law Conference

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.


Senator Flake to Speak at Religious Freedom Annual Review

The 2017 Religious Freedom Annual Review will be held July 6-7 at the BYU Conference Center.  Hosted by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies of BYU Law School, the Annual Review provides an up-to-date review for lawyers and nonlawyers on religious freedom challenges in the United States and around the world.  Early bird registration is available until May 15.  Twelve hours of Utah CLE Credit will be available for attendance at the event.  Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona will be a keynote speaker.  To learn more or to register for the event, go to religiousfreedom.byu.edu.

Save the Date for UK & Ireland Conference

The Second Annual Conference of the JRCLS UK & Ireland Chapter will be held August 11, 2017 at Downing College at the University of Cambridge.  Speakers will include Elder D. Todd Christofferson, Elder Lance B. Wickman, and others.  Additional information is available online.  


Inspirational Thought

"True religion, the tie that binds us to God and to each other, not only seals our family relationships in eternity but also heightens our delight in those family experiences while in mortality. Well beyond all the civic, social, and cultural gifts religion gives us is the mercy of a ­loving Father and Son who conceived and carried out the atoning mission of that Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, suturing up that which was torn, bonding together that which was ­broken, healing that which was ill or imperfect, 'proclaim[ing] liberty to the captives, and . . . opening . . . the prison to them that are bound.'"

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, Bound by Loving Ties, 2016 BYU Campus Education Week


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