Mar 2011 Newsletter

 

Hundreds Flock to the J. Reuben Clark Annual Conference in Dallas, Texas

Hundreds of JRCLS attorneys and their guests flocked to warm Dallas for the Annual Conference held at Southern Methodist University. BYU Law School Dean James Rasband started off the event Thursday evening with an overview of statistics and trends in the legal profession and legal education; on Friday, Ambassador Robert King introduced us to the human rights complexities of North Korea. Read more. . .

 

Elder Dallin H. Oaks at the Annual Orange County Religion & Law Symposium

On February 4, 2011, over 800 attendees at the Annual Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium gave Elder Dallin H. Oaks a standing ovation at the conclusion of his landmark address on "Preserving Religious Freedom", given at Chapman University School of Law. Read more. . .

 

Law Students: Stay in Touch with JRCLS Over the Summer and After Graduation!

If you are a law student moving to a different city for a summer internship or graduating, be sure to get involved with JRCLS in your new town! Graduating 3L's, don't wait until you are busy with finals and bar review to join the attorney chapter of JRCLS. Information on how to change your membership is available at: http://www.jrcls.org/membership/application.php. Read more. . .

 

Women in the Law Events Benefit Many Chapters

In February, at the JRCLS International Conference in Dallas, Texas the Women in the Law hosted both a breakfast and a lively panel discussion entitled, "Men and Women Working Together in the Law." The panel addressed important questions that come up with male-female attorney relationships. Read more. . .

 

"Man's laws, legal system should reflect same purposes as God's laws" proclaims Elder D. Todd Christofferson at Annual Fireside

The Feb. 12 edition of the Church News includes an article on the J. Reuben Clark Law Society's 2011 Annual Fireside with Elder D. Todd Christofferson. Read more. . .

 

Former Senator Gordon Smith Speaks to Students and Attorneys in New York City

On Thursday, December 9, 2010, former Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon addressed the New York City chapters of the J. Reuben Clark Society at a fireside in Manhattan. He discussed his career as an LDS politician and the role of religion in the public square. Former Senator Smith knew he loved politics growing up, but never thought he could succeed in politics because he was LDS. He eventually won a seat in the Oregon State Senate and later became President of the State Senate. He then ran for a seat in the U.S. Senate and won. Read more. . .

 

JRCLS Member Elected to Oregon House of Representatives

Shawn Lindsay, a Portland attorney and JRCLS member was elected this past election to the Oregon House of Representatives. Shawn works for the law firm Lane Powell as an IP lawyer and general counsel for a software consortium. His election campaign came with an uphill battle with a 7 percent voter deficit, but his strategy and efforts to knock on over 10,000 doors allowed him to successfully win the election by more than 7 percent. Read more. . .

 

Newsletter Trivia! General Conference Edition

Be the first to send in the correct answer and we'll spotlight you in the next Newsletter! Email us your answer.

"Before each General Conference, the Church's Physical Facilities Department has to assemble and install the rostrum on which the General Authorities and other Church leaders sit. How many people does it take to assemble the rostrum?"

(Hint: This time, instead of finding the answer on the JRCLS website, you can find it on the Church's website.)

Featured winners from the last newsletter include: