May 2017 Newsletter

J. Reuben Clark Law Society May 2017 Newsletter



Report of 5th Annual JRCLS Women in Law Conference

For this year’s J. Reuben Clark Law Society Women in Law conference on April 22, 2017, we were pleased to be in the home territory of our international chair, Ginny Isaacson. Melissa Richmond, D.C. Chapter WIL chair and International WIL committee member planned a roundtable discussion as a special treat this year. Read more. . .


Law Society Member Hannah Smith Testifies on Religious Liberty at U.S. Supreme Court Nomination Hearing

On March 23, 2017, Law Society member Hannah Smith testified before the United States’ Senate Judiciary Committee during the confirmation hearings for United States Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch. Smith was invited to testify as an an expert witness on the subject of religious liberty. Read more. . .


Miami Chapter Hosts First Trip to Cuba, Looks Forward to Many More

The Law Society visited Cuba in early May on a trip organized by the Miami Chapter. The purpose of the trip was to build bridges between Law Society members and Cuba. We had a total of eight individuals, including two judges and one medical doctor. We were fortunate to have as part of our group, Judge Denise Lindberg, who was born in Havana, Cuba and left when she was a child. Read more. . .


Revitalizing a Chapter With Women in Law

Although the boundaries of the Utah Central Chapter include Provo—the gathering place of the Annual J. Reuben Clark Law Society Leadership Conference on Brigham Young University Campus and Aspen Grove—the chapter hasn’t had much activity in recent years. That is, until a recent event that shows promise to revitalize the chapter beyond the annual efforts of the International Law Society. Read more. . .


Profiles in Service

Since our last column, many Law Society members have accepted callings into significant church service. Thank you for your willingness to serve. Read more. . .