JRCLS Happenings--Updates and Inspiration Volume 19: Issue 6



  • JRCLS 2018 Leadership Conference
  • Women in Law Pre-Law Conference and Networking Event
  • General Conference Reception
  • Extraordinary Service Opportunity: Dilley Detention Center November 4-9, 2018


JRCLS 2018 Leadership Conference

The annual Leadership Conference will be held on October 4 and 5, 2018. It is a one-of-a-kind Law Society event and a must-attend for Law Society Leadership and all others interested. Attendees will enjoy an exceptional experience that combines training, fellowship, and inspiration. This year, we spotlight the 30th anniversary of the Law Society and will hear from Elder Bruce C. Hafen, Member Emeritus of the Seventy, among a host of wonderful speakers. The Conference will kick off at the BYU Conference Center, then head up to beautiful Aspen Grove.

We encourage you to share your thoughts about the conference (before, during, and after) on social media with the hashtag #JRCLSLead2018.

You can register for the Leadership Conference at 


Women in Law Pre-Law Conference and Networking Event

JRCLS Women in Law is excited to announce the annual Women in Law Pre-law Conference and Networking Event, held this year on Wednesday, October 3, 2018. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. with law school tours for those who wish to participate. The keynote panel will begin at 6:00 p.m. After the panel discussion, we will have a Practice Area Networking activity and reception beginning at 7:00 p.m., where students can meet with women attorneys from different areas of law practice to learn about their experiences. Refreshments will be served.

Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScW0NtMebkak5ZRuuuLKzvYfwRXnX1YDPcJpNlZUZyOLNBjgw/viewform.

General Conference Reception

You are invited to attend the General Conference Reception between the morning and afternoon sessions of General Conference on Saturday, October 6, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Wasatch Room in the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City. A light buffet will be served.

The registration deadline is September 28, 2018. Please register here: https://2018fallgeneralconferencereception.eventbrite.com


Extraordinary Service Opportunity: Dilley Detention Center November 4-9, 2018

The Women in Law Committee of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society is teaming up with the Dilley Pro Bono Project & CARA (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, American Immigration Council, Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services and American Immigration Lawyers Assoc.) to provide pro bono legal services to women and children currently housed in the South Texas Family Residential Facility. Space has been reserved for 15 lawyers to join in helping at the facility. Spanish speakers are preferred, but not necessary. We look forward to participating in this important and impactful service! For more information see the flyer posted on the JRCLS website at www.jrcls.org or email Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@mvmlawyers.com


Inspirational Thought

The kingdom of God is like a leaven, Jesus taught (Matt. 13:33). A leaven—yeast—is hidden away in the larger mass until the whole is leavened, which means raised by its influence. . . . Since followers of Jesus Christ are commanded to be a leaven—not to be taken out of the world, but to remain in it—we must seek tolerance from those who hate us for not being of the world. As part of this, we will sometimes need to challenge laws that would impair our freedom to practice our faiths, doing so in reliance on our constitutional rights to the free exercise of religion. As described by an attorney supporting a Lutheran school in a case now before the United States Supreme Court, the big concern is “the ability of people of all faiths to work out their relationship with God and one another without the government looking over their shoulder.” That is why we need understanding and support—including your understanding and support—when we must contend for religious freedom.

—Elder Dallin H. Oaks
Truth and Tolerance, CES Fireside, September 11, 2011

Please send announcements to announcements@jrcls.org.


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