Updates and Inspiration -- JRCLS Happenings Volume 13: Issue 12



JRCLS Women in the Law Panel

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012, the evening before the JRCLS Leadership Conference begins, the Women in the Law Committee will host "Dynamic Duos: Mothers & Daughters in the Law" on the Brigham Young University Campus.  The panel will feature a number of mother and daughter lawyers and law students addressing topics such as what it is like to be a law student, which law school is best for you, how to balance family and work, and using your legal skills in other areas.  The program will be held in the BYU Wilkinson Center, Room 3280 and will run from 7:00-8:30pm.  All are invited to attend, including any undergraduate students interested in attending law school.  Attorneys attending the Leadership Conference are encouraged to attend and mingle with students after the program.


JRCLS Leadership Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is now available for the JRCLS Fall Leadership Conference, scheduled for October 4–5, 2012.  The conference will be held at Aspen Grove near Provo, Utah.  This year's program will feature keynote addresses by Elder Carl B. Pratt, Seventy Emeritus and former LDS Area Legal Counsel, and Bill Hulterstrom, President and CEO of United Way-Utah County.  To register for the conference, arrange for housing at Aspen Grove, and view the conference agenda, please visit http://www.jrcls.org/leadership_conference/.


BYU Law General Conference Reception

All attorney members are invited to attend the General Conference Reception and Light Buffet between the morning and afternoon sessions of Conference on Saturday, October 6, 2012, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in SLC.  This is a great opportunity to visit with attorneys from around the world, faculty, and current students - please see http://lawalumni.byu.edu/genconf to view the invitation and register by Saturday, September 29.


Third Annual International Religious Liberty Award Dinner

The Third Annual JRCLS International Religious Liberty Award Dinner will be held on October 11, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C.  This year's award will be presented to Professor Douglas Laycock of the University of Virginia Law School.  Professor Laycock recently obtained a rare unanimous victory at the Supreme Court, confirming the right of all faiths to select their leaders without government interference.  Tickets for this event are available at www.jrclsdc.org/dinner.

Save the Date for the Annual JRCLS Conference

The 2013 JRCLS Annual Conference will mark the 25th anniversary of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society.  The Conference will take place February 14-16, 2013 in Washington D.C. on the campuses of Georgetown and George Washington University's law schools.  The keynote speaker will be Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court.  Watch for more details to follow.


Inspirational Thought

I challenge all of us to work with people of other faiths to improve the moral fabric of our communities, nations, and world to protect religious freedom.  To do this, we need to understand and comprehend "things which have been" (D&C 88:79), with particular emphasis on events that were precursors to the Restoration of the gospel of Jesus Christ and that still need to be protected.  These are the underpinnings of our Judeo-Christian heritage and bless people worldwide.  If we understand these events, we can help protect, defend, and enhance knowledge that will bless mankind, prepare us for the kingdom of God, and bring us happiness and joy.  Much of what we will do to improve the moral fabric of society and protect religious freedom will be accomplished in our families and communities.

—Elder Quentin L. Cook
"Restoring Morality and Religious Freedom," Ensign, September 2012.



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