These Are the People in Your Neighborhood: A Conversation with Incoming International Chair Ginny Isaacson
Ginny Isaacson will become the new International Chair of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society at the Leadership Conference in Aspen Grove on October 1, 2015. She succeeds Jeremiah Morgan and will serve in this capacity for two years. Some of her previous leadership roles in the Law Society include Chair of the Washington, D.C., Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Chair of the 2013 Annual
JRCLS Conference, and Chair of the Conference and Events Committee.
As Chair of the Washington, D.C., Mid-Atlantic Chapter, Ginny helped initiate the first International Religious Liberty Award in Washington, D.C. with BYU’s International Center for Law and Religion Studies. The D.C. Annual Conference boasted the largest gathering of LDS attorneys and students ever outside of Utah, with more than 800 attending the keynote lunch featuring Justice Clarence Thomas and Elder Jeffrey Holland. Her planning committee was largely comprised of local law students. Through this, and other experiences, she has developed a love of working with students. She increased the fundraising efforts of the Law Society by involving members of the Clark Society Advisors during the Annual Conference sponsorship drive when she was Chair of the Conference and Events Committee. This resulted in the largest fundraising gain ever achieved by the Law Society.
Ginny hopes to continue Jeremiah’s efforts to build and extend the Law Society. She also wants to reach out to students and facilitate stronger relationships between student and attorney chapters. She is grateful for the leadership of the previous chairs of the Law Society and all of the committee members and chairs who do so much with media, service, chapter leader development and training, technology, finance, organizing conferences and events, and reaching out to women in the law.
Ginny and her husband Tom first became involved with the Law Society after they moved to Washington, D.C. following graduation from law school. They started attending JRCLS meetings and events and became active on the D.C. chapter board. Ginny said, “Being a part of the Law Society has been a blessing during my entire career and especially during this time that I have been at home full-time. I can associate with the wonderful lawyers in a way that fits with my time and schedule. The Law Society helps me feel connected to the law. I am honored and thrilled to be asked to serve as the International Chair.”
Ginny graduated from BYU Law School in 1997 and moved to the Washington, D.C. area with her husband Tom to practice law. She clerked on the Senate Judiciary Committee and then joined the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a trademark attorney. She worked there for nine years, five of them part-time after she had twin boys. Ginny left the Trademark Office in 2007 and stayed home full-time after their third son was born. They celebrated the arrival of their fourth son this summer.
Posted: August 28, 2015