2013 is the 25th anniversary of the Law Society. The annual conference will be held in Washington D.C. February 14-16th. Elder Jeffrey R. Holland and Justice Clarence Thomas will be speaking. Registration is now closed. Please visit www.jrclsconference.org for the schedule of events. We look forward to seeing you there!
On March 8, 2013 there will be a CLE event sponsored by JRCLS on the UNLV campus in Las Vegas. Four credits of CLE will be offered including two ethics credits. Speakers include D.C. Circuit Court Judge Thomas B. Griffith; Utah Supreme Court Justice Thomas Rex Lee; William F. Atkin, Associate General Counsel for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; former judge, Stephen J. Dahl; and Professor James D. Gordon III, assistant to the President of Brigham Young University. Breakfast and lunch are included in the event. For more information, please see: http://law2.byu.edu/news/file/JRCLS%20Las%20Vegas%20CLE.pdf
The Leavitt Institute for International Development extends a service opportunity to JRCLS members. Judges and lawyers are invited to teach rule of law for two weeks at universities in the emerging democracies of Ukraine and Moldova. More information on the institute is found at www.leavittinstitute.org. Those interseted in volunteering and/or learning more details, please contact fellow Law Society member Chelom Leavitt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Elder Larry Echo Hawk spoke at the JRCLS Annual Fireside on January 25, 2013. To read a report of his talk, please visit: http://www.jrcls.org/
The 2013 JRCLS Australasia Conference will take place June 7th-9th in Adelaide, Australia. Elder James J. Hamula of the First Quorum of the Seventy will speak at a reception on the Friday night of the conference. Please visit the following link for more details: https://www.facebook.
"There's an element of unpredictability, of uncertainty, of lottery, if you will, in the world that has been created for us. If you judge your life's success by the world's standards, you may be elated or you may be gravely disappointed. That, of course, is the secret to predictably successful living: the choice of standards by which you will judge your life's success. If you judge by the world's standards, you may well be disappointed, for too many factors for such success are random or out of your control. But there are other standards of success, where chance is not at play. . . . [W]ith [our core values] at our center, chance does not come into play in determining our success or failure. The ability to live with integrity with the core of our values of love, family, service, and devotion is entirely up to us. Fundamentally, this is the business of successful living."
—Mitt Romney, "Forty Years On," BYU Magazine, Winter 2013
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