(Written by Nan Barker, WIL Committee chair.)
It's 5:30am on Wednesday morning. I'll be leaving for the airport in just a few minutes. My husband and I are going up to Utah to attend the Annual JRCLS Leadership Conference.
This Conference is held to help train, sustain and invigorate chapter chairs, vice-chairs, WIL reps and other law society leadership. JRCLS international committee members are also in attendance.
Chapter representatives come from all over the world. It is a great time to get to know other JRCLS members as well as learn from each other. Anyone involved in the law society who wants to become involved in law society leadership is welcome to attend, law student or lawyer.
I won't give you a blow by blow description of what takes place. I will, however, give you a few of the highlights later on this week. Women in Law is responsible for the Pre-Law event tonight (the one where female undergraduates come to learn more about attending law school and practicing law), a meeting tomorrow with students, a presentation to the entire group, a smaller class break out session and a few other administrative meetings.
The Conference is held every year during the first week of October. Part of it takes place on the BYU campus and part up Provo Canyon at Aspen Grove. Think about attending next year if you'd like to get more involved. It would be great to see you there!