The J. Reuben Clark Law Society appeals to lawyers whose personal religious conviction guides their lives and manner of practicing law. Our Mission Statement reads: “We affirm the strength brought to the law by a lawyer’s personal religious conviction. We strive through public service and professional excellence to promote fairness and virtue founded upon the rule of law.”
Started in 1987 with four chapters, the Society has grown to more than 6,000 members in more than 65 chapters. Our 15 international chapters range from Moscow, Russia to Sao Paolo, Brazil, to New South Wales, Australia.
Although most of our membership is associated with the LDS (Mormon) faith, we welcome all attorneys and law students who believe that a lawyer’s personal religious conviction can and should make a positive difference in how the law serves our society. Not surprisingly, most of our activities include some tie to religious topics, although such topics can range from property issues to constitutional interpretation.
Our Chapter recently sponsored our Sixth Annual Orange County Religion & the Law Symposium. We also hold bimonthly MCLE luncheons and an Annual Dinner. In addition, an annual International Conference draws J. Reuben Clark Law Society members from around the globe. These are great opportunities to network with old friends and meet new ones. Anyone interested in joining or obtaining more information may visit our website at www.jrcls-oc.com.