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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Women Speakers at 2015 JRCLS Annual Conference, Part 2

Meet the second group of women speakers for the Annual Conference.  Register now to hear them speak in two weeks! https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1646230

Early registration ends February 1st!

AUBREY JOY STOCK is an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright US LLC in Houston, Texas.  She will speak at the General Session with Christy Smith and Gordon Wright on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 2:30 p.m.  They will be speaking on “A New Generation of Lawyers: Practice Challenges for Women, Men and Families.” Aubrey received her BA, Summa Cum Laude, in Elementary Education from Arizona State University in 2010. In 2012, she received her J.D., Cum Laude, from J. Reuben Clark Law School, where she was Senior Editor for the BYU Law Review.  She later served as an intern for the Honorable Daniel A. Barker on the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One. Aubrey joined Norton Rose Fulbright in September 2013 as part of the antitrust group and has assisted with the development of global antitrust compliance policies, procedures and presentations for international clients.  She has also worked extensively with complicated eDiscovery and information governance issues with complex antitrust litigation post-government investigation. Aubrey’s other interests include running, cooking, and scuba diving.

 SHIRLEY MAYS has served as Dean of the Phoenix School of Law since August 2010 and will be speaking on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m., along with the law school deans from ASU, BYU, and University of Arizona, as part of the General Session Deans Panel.  Their topic will be New Visions for Legal Education.”  Dean Mays received her undergraduate degree from Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio and her Juris Doctor from Harvard University Law School. She was formerly associate dean of academic affairs at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio, where she provided administrative leadership to the academic departments of the law school, including Academic Success, Legal Writing and Legal Drafting, Bar Services, Graduate Programs, Externships and the Legal Clinic, and the Paralegal Program.  She has served on several ABA site visit accreditation teams, was a member of the Ohio State Bar Association Task Force on Legal Education, and was appointed by the Governor to the Ohio Ethics Commission where she served as the vice-chair.  Dean Mays currently serves on the boards of The Greater Phoenix Urban League and Tanner Community Development Corporation and is ex-officio on the Board of Governors for the State Bar of Arizona.  She is an active member of Links Inc., Jack & Jill of America, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
SHERI DEW is an author, publisher, and president and chief executive officer of the Deseret Book Company, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. A widely popular speaker, she will deliver the keynote address at the Dinner/Music/Dancing Gala on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:15 p.m. at the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel in downtown Tempe.  Ms. Dew is a graduate of Brigham Young University.  She joined Deseret Book in 1988, was named vice president of publishing in 1993, appointed executive vice president in 2000, and became the first woman to head the company in 2002.  She is a veteran of the LDS publishing industry, working first in 1978 as an assistant editor at Bookcraft for three years, and then for six years as an editor and associate publisher at This People Magazine.  She is the author of the biographies of Gordon B. Hinckley and Ezra Taft Benson and several best-sellers, including "If Life Were Easy, It Wouldn't Be Hard," "No One Can Take Your Place," "No Doubt About It," "Saying It Like It Is," and "God Wants a Powerful People."  In March 2003, the White House appointed her a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. She served from 1997 to 2002 as second counselor in the general Relief Society presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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