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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

JRCLS Annual Dinner - 2015 - Report



On October 16, 2015, the Los Angeles Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society held its Annual Dinner at the California Club in downtown Los Angeles and was privileged to hear from Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, who was honored with the Chapter’s Distinguished Services Award.  Speaking to an audience of over 200 people, Elder Christofferson recounted the lessons he learned while serving as law clerk to the Honorable John J. Sirica of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, who handled the Watergate trials and proceedings.  Elder Christofferson described the famous Watergate scandal, which included President Richard Nixon’s role in covering up his reelection campaign’s connection to the break-in of the Democratic National Committee’s offices at the Watergate Hotel, and which ultimately led to President Nixon’s resignation.  From this experience, Elder Christofferson learned that “conscience” plays a critical role in our lives, and that “putting one’s integrity on hold, even in seemingly small matters and for what are usually laudable motives, such as loyalty to one’s friends, places one in danger of losing the benefit and protection of conscience altogether.”  Elder Christofferson urged the audience to let conscience “flourish” by leading lives devoted to service, which “provides a natural barrier against the ills and temptations that flow in the wake of self-interest … that is the enemy of conscience.”  To read Elder Christofferson’s talk in its entirety, please click here

The Chapter also honored Joseph Ivins Bentley, a retired partner from Latham & Watkins, former Chair of the International Society, and current President of the Newport Beach California Temple, with the Chapter’s Outstanding Lawyer Award.  The Chapter also presented its Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to Heather Takahashi, a patent litigator at Munger, Tolles & Olson.  Among the prominent guests in attendance were Elder Douglas F. Higham Sr. of the Seventy, Dean James R. Rasband of BYU’s J. Reuben Clark Law School, and several interfaith liaisons who work regularly with the Church’s Southern California Public Affairs Council. 


Also recognized at the dinner was outgoing Chapter Chair Ladell Muhlestein for her dedicated service and the 2016 Executive Board, which consists of Michael Lee as Chair, David Blood as Vice-Chair, Kelly Crabb as Treasurer, Brandon Vongsawad as Secretary, and Ladell Muhlestein as Chair Emeritus.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

JRCLS-LA Annual Dinner - #jrclsladinner2015

Dear Members of the Los Angeles Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society -

We are pleased to announce the Annual Dinner of the Los Angeles Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015, at The California Club, 538 South Flower Street in Downtown Los Angeles.

Our Distinguished Service Award recipient and keynote speaker will be Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We hope that you will join us for this exciting event!

Please see the attached letter and flyer regarding the Chapter's upcoming Annual Dinner.  The letter invites sponsorships but also contains important information about the dinner.  We kindly request that everyone planning to attend the dinner -- sponsors and attendees -- fill out and return the reservation form attached to the letter.   Let me know if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing many of you at the Annual Dinner.  #jrclsladinner2015

Annual Dinner Flier           Sponsorship Letter and Reservation Form

Learn more about Elder D. Todd Christofferson.

Monday, August 10, 2015

J. Reuben Clark Law Society Social Media History


"A life that is not documented is a life that within a generation or two will largely be lost to memory." (Elder Dennis B. Neuenschwander, General Conference, April 1999)

In an effort to maintain a history of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society and its chapters, JRCLS is in the beginning stages of implementing tools to record and maintain the social media history of the society.

As such, we encourage all members of the JRCLS LA chapter to share your thoughts about chapter events/activities (before, during, and after) on social media with the hashtag #jrclsla.

We are creating the social media history of J. Reuben Clark Law Society LA Chapter, so share, post, comment, and upload photos and videos using the hashtag #jrclsla!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Save the Date - Annual Dinner with Elder Christofferson on Friday, October 16

We are pleased to announce the Annual Dinner of the Los Angeles Chapter of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society will be held on Friday, October 16, 2015, at The California Club, 538 South Flower Street in Downtown Los Angeles. 

Our keynote speaker will be Elder D. Todd Christofferson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We hope that you will join us for this exciting event! A Save-the-Date announcement is available here. More details to follow. #jrclsladinner2015

Monday, July 20, 2015

Save the Date! 3rd Annual Women in Law Regional Conference

On Friday night, September 18, 2015, Elaine Dalton, General Young Women's President, will address the Orange County JRCLS Chapter at its annual dinner in Irvine. All are welcome to attend. 

Then, on Saturday, September 19, the 3rd Annual JRCLS Women in Law Regional Conference will be held at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange County, California. Registration and breakfast will begin at 8 am.There will be two plenary sessions and three break-out sessions. Break-out topics include: Alternate Legal Careers; Overcoming Gender Bias; Negotiations; Part-time, Full-time and Working from Home; and The Powerful Influence of a Law Degree. Stay tuned for more detailed announcements on speakers and panelist.

After the conference on Saturday, BYU football plays UCLA in the Rose Bowl Stadium.

Keep an eye out for additional communication announcing more details and confirmed speakers!  A great line-up is planned.



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We encourage you to share your thoughts about the conference (before, during, and after) on social media with the hashtag #jrclswilca2015.  We are creating a social media history of J. Ruben Clark Law Society, so share, post, comment, and upload photos and videos using the hashtag #jrclswilca2015!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Tuesday, July 14: Chapter Luncheon

We hope you will join us for our next chapter luncheon on Tuesday, July 14, at 12 PM:

Subject:  “Emerging Issues in Entertainment Law: A Studio Perspective” 

Featured Panel:  Daniel M. Flores (SVP, Litigation, MGM Studios); Patrick Perkins (VP, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Warner Bros.); and Ian Puente (VP of Business Development and General Counsel, Samuel Goldwyn Films)

Location:  Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP, 1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1600, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Please check the flyer here for more information.