Updates and Inspiration--Volume 18: Issue 7



  • Women in Law Conference--Just a Few Weeks Away
  • Religious Freedom Annual Review in July
  • Save the Date for Brazil Conference 
  • Elder Christofferson to Speak at UK & Ireland Conference

Women in Law Conference--Just a Few Weeks Away

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.


Religious Freedom Annual Review in July

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 Brazil Conference

Save the date for the Third Annual JRCLS Regional Conference in Brazil, which will be held July 20-22 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.  The three-day event will feature presentations on various legal topics, including religious freedom debates, and a pro bono legal project.  More details coming soon.


Elder Christofferson to Speak at 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

"Seeking the Spirit in our lives consists of much more than keeping basic commandments.  Yes, it is important that we refrain from transgression.  But there is a higher law.  For me, this higher law is well expressed in two familiar scriptural passages.  The concluding statement of the 13th article of faith proclaims: 'If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.'  And in the marvelous, divine instructions recorded in section 121 of the Doctrine and Covenants, we are told:  'Let thy bowels also be full of charity towards all men, and to the household of faith, and let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy confidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven.' . . .   If we faithfully strive to do these things, I testify that we will have within our grasp the 'law . . . upon which all blessings are predicated,' helping us along the way to happiness in this life and exaltation in the next." 

—David A. Thomas, A Law Upon Which All Blessings Are Predicated
Clark Memorandum (Fall 2008)


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