J. Reuben Clark Law Society

Profiles in Service

Karen M. Clemes, the JRCLS Women in the Law Chair, was recently appointed as Utah Valley University’s first ever General Counsel.  Karen brings a wealth of legal experience to her new position: She was previously Associate General Counsel for ancestry.com, Of Counsel with Ballard Spahr LLP, Director of the Human Resources Legal Division and Chief Standards Officer for the LDS Church, as well as an associate and partner at the California law firm Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP.  Congratulations Karen!
Several Society members have also accepted calls into significant church service. 
At general conference, Elder Allen D. Haynie, who has practiced law as a partner with Latham and Watkins and the Haynie Law Group in San Diego, was called to the First Quorum of the Seventy. Elder Von G. Keetch was also called to the first Quorum of the Seventy (he was previously serving as an Area Seventy). Elder Keetch has practiced with Kirton & McKonkie as chief outside legal counsel for the LDS Church. Additionally, Joel Martinez, an attorney from Guadalupe Mexico was called to the Fourth Quorum of the Seventy, as was attorney Cesar E. Villar of Lima, Peru. 
Scott Douglas Brown of Sandy, Utah along with his wife Traci Lee Bruce Brown, was called to serve as president of the France Lyon Mission. Brother Brown is an attorney with the law offices of Nuttal, Brown, and Coutts. 
Daniel Frank Nydegger, an attorney, was called to serve as a counselor in the Chicago, Illinois stake. James Scott Fitzgerald, general counsel of Evergreen Health, was also called to serve as a counselor, in the Bothell, Washington stake. In Salt Lake Ciy, Richard Keith Glauser, owner and managing attorney of Smith & Glauser P.C. ,was called to serve as a counselor in the East Milcreek Stake, while Steven G. Loosle, an attorney, was called to serve as a counselor in the Highland, Utah Stake. 
Congratulations and thank you for your willingness to serve! As always, please contact the media committee if you hear of a JRCLS member who has done something of note so that we can highlight them in this column. 
By Amber Brown, Media Committee

Posted: May 5, 2015