Dear Law Society Members,
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. It has been another year of growth and development for the Society. We thank our outgoing chair Nancy Van Slooten for her wonderful leadership. I hope you’ll take time to join with us for two great events during the first part of 2012:
--the Annual Society Broadcast on with Elder Clayton on January 27, 2012. If you are in the Utah area please join us in the Little Theatre at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City at 6 PM—RSVP at jrcls.org. If you are outside the Salt Lake City, please contact your Chapter Chair.
--the Annual Conference at Stanford University. Feb 16-18, 2012. Registration is now open, but the price goes up in January. Visit www.jrclsconference.com today to register and for details.
The Society has joined the social networking craze. If you want to hear about Society news you can follow me @jrclschair on Twitter. Feel free to send me updates on your chapter, and I’ll “tweet” about them. One of the highlights of this past year is the Religious Liberty Discussion Series produced by the International Center for Law and Religion and promoted by the Society. Past discussions can be viewed at http://www.iclrs.org/index.
Religious Liberty is an important issue to the Society and its members. That freedom allows us to “affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer’s personal religious conviction” which is part of this Society’s mission. For many of us those convictions are centered on the life and mission of Jesus Christ. We’re grateful for the freedom we have at this time of year to celebrate with much of the world his birth. As part of that celebration, our inspirational thought for you this month is taken from Mosiah and the great prophecy of Abinadi concerning Christ’s birth and mission. May we all seek do be as just and merciful as Christ in all aspects of our lives.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Very Happy Holiday Season.
JRCLS International Chair
“And thus God breaketh the bands of death, having gained the victory over death; giving the Son power to make intercession for the children of men—Having ascended into heaven, having the bowels of mercy; being filled with compassion towards the children of men; standing betwixt them and justice; having broken the bands of death, taken upon himself their iniquity and their transgressions, having redeemed them, and satisfied the demands of justice.”
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