Mar 2017 Newsletter

J. Reuben Clark Law Society March 2017 Newsletter



Legal Legacy of the Birthplace of America: 2017 JRCLS Annual Conference

It always seems a bit difficult to carve out time to attend the JRCLS annual conference, but each time I do, I come away feeling uplifted, inspired and grateful to be associated with an organization full of so many great people that have become such good friends. Read more. . .


"If You Can Keep It: Holding Fast to Principle in a World of Rapid Change"

The Honorable Kent A. Jordan of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals addressed the J. Reuben Clark Annual Conference on the significance of "foundational principles" of government. Foundational principles are principles that are rooted in the Constitution. Read more. . .


Lessons Learned About "Balancing" Family, Church, and Profession

As part of the JRCLS Conference agenda, on Friday, February 17, 2017, Denise P. Lindberg, Jeremiah J. Morgan, and Brent J. Belnap participated in an engaging panel discussion entitled "Balancing Family, Church, and Profession." Read more. . .


Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett Addresses Threats to Religious Freedom Across the Globe at the Thirteenth Religion & the Law Symposium

On March 22, 2017, a full audience gathered at Chapman University Law School in Orange, California for the Thirteenth Annual Religion & The Law Symposium. The Symposium featured Dr. Katrina Lantos Swett who spoke on the "Threats To Religious Freedom Across The Globe, and Why It Matters Here In The USA." Read more. . .


Results of Religious Freedom in 30 Seconds Contest

The Religious Freedom Committee’s Religious Liberty in 30 Seconds Contest was a success! Over 90 entries were submitted in four contest categories: (1) sound bites/slogans; (2) short paragraphs; (3) audio/video and (4) visual (photo/logo/drawing). Read more. . .


A Tribute to Mary Hoagland, Retired JRCLS Executive Director

When I asked Mary what word she would use to describe her family culture she replied, "We value education. One of my sons said he might as well stay at BYU to get a master’s degree after his undergrad—because everyone in the family has a graduate degree." In fact, Mary didn't just earn one graduate degree: she earned... Read more. . .


Ready to Retire? Serve as an Associate Area Legal Counsel

In a meeting with the First Presidency of the LDS Church, Elder Lance B. Wickman, Boyd J. Black, and Bill Atkin were asked by President Hinckley for a proposal on how to use retired LDS attorneys to assist with the legal work of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Read more. . .