Sunday, January 31, 2010

Election Information

Dear Law Partners,

The time has come for elections. The following information will hopefully give you all you need to know about voting for or nominating someone (yourself included) for a board position for the 2010-2011 Law Partners Board. If you have any questions, please let me know. There is one additional position that is not listed as it cannot be decided until Fall 2010 and that is the 1L Rep position. That person must be a 1L in the year they are serving. An election will be held in September for that position. I hope that you have had a positive experience this year with LP and that you are willing and able to serve next year.


All nominations for the 2010-2011 Law Partners Board Members must be received by me (Sam at no later than midnight on February 10, 2010. You may nominate yourself or another Law Partner for any position you are interested in (according to the rules listed below). I will need a summary (no more than 200 words) of why you would like to fill the position and what you would like to improve about Law Partners as well as a 100 word bio no later than February 15, 2010. These will be listed for 1 week prior to the election on the blog, the google group and will also be sent via email.


The election will be open for 48 hours (2 days) from February 24th – 26th and all ballots will need to be turned in electronically to If there is a tie, there will be another election for that position only for 24 hours following the election.


Elected Board Members will be notified by March 1, 2010 and must accept (or decline) their position no later than March 7, 2010. Law Partners will be notified of the new 2010-2011 board via email, the google group and the blog by March 10, 2010.

Changing Hands:

The new board will take over the duties and responsibilities of the Law Partners board by March 31, 2010 with the out-going (2009-2010) board finishing their responsibilities (the planned activities) through the end of April.


1. President must be an incoming 3L (graduating in April 2011).

2. Each member may only vote once per person per position.

3. Current board members cannot run for (or hold) the same position more than once.

4. The elections will be blind for everyone but the out-going President.

5. All board members must be a spouse of a current law student.

6. You may only nominate yourself or someone else for 1 (one) position.


A. President

1. Sole spokesperson for Law Partners

2. Liaison between the members and the law school administration

3. Create committees (if desired)

4. Preside at Board Meetings

5. Exercise final decision and veto power for all activities representing and/or using funds from Law Partners

6. Support and attend as many activities as possible

7. Other responsibilities as decided upon during board meetings.

B. Vice President

1. Assist the President with execution of duties

2. Represent Law Partners in absence or at request of President

3. Replace President in the event the President resigns or is otherwise unable to execute duties for a period

4. Help other Board members where needed with activities and committees

5. Other responsibilities as decided upon during board meetings (i.e., announce birthdays, accomplishments, births, etc. Oversee Socials/Luncheons Committee)

6. Maintain member records receive dues

C. Historian

1. Assist the President in execution of duties

2. Keep Blog & Google Group updated with events and information that pertains to Law Partners.

3. Support/Attend as many activities as possible.

4. Other Responsibilities as decided upon during board meetings (i.e., Heading up Dinner Group)

D. Treasurer

1. Assist the President in execution of duties

2. Present a financial update to President at least once per month with financial information from Ms. Befus at the Law School.

3. Responsible for getting reimbursements for board members.

4. Other Responsibilities as decided upon during board meetings (i.e., Heading up Forums)

E. Secretary

1. Assist the President in execution of duties

2. Record meeting minutes

3. Create and mail monthly newsletter to all dues paying members

4. Other responsibilities as decided upon during board meetings (i.e., Heading up Children’s Hour)

5. Maintain calendar of events

F. GOTHE (Gifts of the Heart Exchange) Rep

1. Attend GOTHE Committee meetings with MBASA held monthly (on average)..

2. Work under the direction of the GOTHE President (MBASA) to help put on the GOTHE events.

3. Collaborate with committee members (half MBASA members and 3-4 LP) to find ways to creatively improve GOTHE.

4. Volunteer at each GOTHE event. A rep would oversee volunteers, give instructions, and probably spend at least 6 hours working on GOTHE during each GOTHE weekend (held 2x each semester).

5. Oversee advertising and communication of GOTHE details to all Law Student Families.

6. Recruit LPs to volunteer and support the GOTHE events.

7. Pick-up and sort donations from Kid-to-Kid (located in Lehi) on a bi-monthly (approximately) basis. This involves driving to Lehi, loading your car full of huge black garbage bags filled with clothes, bringing them home to your house, sorting through the clothing to separate out the trash/DI items and to arrange the clothing by gender and size, and then taking the sorted clothing to a storage location.

Comments will be disabled during the election.




Gifts Of The Heart Exchange (GOTHE) February 2010

Gifts of the Heart Exchange is this weekend. Go here: to sign up to volunteer. There will be a 2 hour volunteer shopping time on Friday. You will receive an email with the time. This event is for student families only. Hope to see you there!

February 6, 2010
Time: doors open at 11am, we will go until 1pm or until everything is gone (about 12:15 last time)

There will be a special Law Partner/MBASA Shopping time from 8:30 AM to 10 AM. This is for LP and MBASA ONLY!
Place: 715 S. Utah Ave., Provo

Fun for This Week

  • Exercise Group - MWF 9-10:30 at the chapel located on 86 South 900 East

  • Children's Group - Wednesday 2/3 at 2pm University Mall play area

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Congratulations to Hannah Stoehr (1L) and her family on the birth of her
daughter, Cecily Rebecca born January 21, 2010. She weighs in at 7
lbs, 3 oz, 20 inches long. Many happy wishes!

Summer Elise Johnston was born January 20th at 12:00 pm. She weighed in at 7 lbs. 2 oz. and is 19 inches long. Everyone is healthy and happy - and maybe just a little tired - but doing great.

Friday, January 29, 2010

No plans for tonight? Well the BYU Natural Resource Law Society
invites you to come out and go cross-country skiing or snowshoeing

Meet us here behind the law school at 8:30 pm to carpool up. We will
be going to Telephone Hollow Trail just south of Heber City and be out

under the moonlight. The trail is only a 2.5 mile long BEGINNER track

with some moderate slopes. We plan to have a lot of fun and be done by

midnight or so. We hope you can make it.

Please note: You will need your own skis or snowshoes which can be
rented at BYU Outdoors Unlimited right across the street in the
Wilkinson Center (skis: $10 and snowshoes: $9).

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Fun for This Week

  • Exercise Group - MWF 9-10:30 at the chapel located on 86 South 900 East

  • Dinner Group - Thursday Jan 28th at 6:30 at Noodles and Company on 293 E University Pkwy, Orem, UT‎. Please rsvp by Wednesday by leaving a comment or emailing me at justinaselim(at)gmail(dot)com.

  • Children's Hour - Friday Jan 29th at 10 am at Bean Museum live reptile show.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

March Hobby Night Change

Thursday, March 4th 2010, at 7pm - We will be having a photography class taught by Heather Mildenstein. Check out her work at Come and learn some new tips on how to get better photo's! A yummy treat will be served! Please rsvp to by Monday March 1st. Room 306.

1L Activity

We had a 1L activity on Thursday night. It was fun to meet new people and get to know each other better. Included in the activity was a recipe exchange. Here are a few of the great recipes that were brought.

Pork Egg Rolls
DeAnn Mehr

This is a basic egg roll recipe and there are lots of things that you can add to it or change around - whole baby corn, finely sliced; bean sprouts; slivers of green beans or red bell peppers; 1 tsp toasted sesame oil. I sometimes make the above and do not add any pork so delicious.

Shred cabbage and carrots like you would grate cheese. The amount will depend on how many egg rolls that you want to make, but the proportions are probably 3:1, cabbage to carrots. For my family of 5, I probably use half a head of cabbage and maybe 3 carrots. Put this in a bowl.

Slice some green onions, white and green parts, and add to the cabbage/carrot mixture.

Add soem uncooked ground pork (6 oz or so). If working with uncooked meat freaks you out, you can cook it first, you may lose some flavor.

Add a significant amount of garlic salt and pepper. Mix all ingredients together, put on an egg roll wrapper and follow the rolling directions that are on the egg roll package. Fry in oil until they are golden brown. Enjoy!

Cinnamon-Crumb Biscuits
Tausha Bentz

Biscuit Recipe:

2 C Flour
4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp vinegar
2/3 C milk
1/2 C butter

Mix vinegar with milk to sour while you sift dry ingredients together. Cut in butter. Add milk and stir just until moist. Form dough into ball. Roll out in a circle on a pizza pan to 3/4 inch thick. Cut biscuits into squares, but don't separate.


4 T Sugar
4 T Brown Sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 T Water

Mix cinnamon, sugar, and water together until crumbly and spread on biscuits. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with icing.


2 T Butter
1 tsp Vanilla
4 tsp milk
2/3 C Powdered Sugar

Beat butter until soft. Stir in milk, vanilla, and sugar until creamy.

Nutella Cookies
Lynda Stratford

1/4 C unsalted butter, softened
1/4 C Sugar
1/2 C Brown Sugar
1/2 C Nutella
1/4 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
1 C Flour
1/4 C Unsweetened cocoa
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
Pinch of Salt
1/2 C Semisweet mini chocolate chips
1/2 C Toasted & Skinned hazelnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)

Preheat oven to 350. Cream together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla, then egg, and last nutella. Sift together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Add flour mixture and mix just until incorporated. Add chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Drop tablespoons of dough 2 inches apart onto parchment lined baking sheets. Bake for about 8 minutes until the edges look set. Cool on baking sheet for 1 minutes then carefully remove to cooling racks.

Something to do

Every Friday at 1pm the Barnes and Noble in Orem has a story time. They usually do some sort of craft after too. Check out the schedule of books here.

Sarah Banks - Scentsy

I sell Scentsy and will be having another open house here at my house in March when all of the new spring and summer scents come out. However, Feb is a great time to host a party because everything goes 10% off! Anyone who books a party for Feb, will get an extra hostess gift on top of all of the free stuff they would receive. Or you can just e-mail me at to place an individual order that can be shipped directly to you. Scentsy smells so good, and is wickless and safe to use. The wax never gets hot enough to burn anyone if it gets spilled. I promise this product will not disappoint!

Sarah Banks

Do You Have a Business?

I would like to get posts up for all the law partners that have a business. If you sell something (candles, makeup, jewelry) or offer any services (photography, hair cutting, schooling), please email me at justinaselim(at)gmail(dot)com with what you would like posted and I will get it posted right away. I think it will be nice for other law partners to know what everyone does!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Barrister's Ball

Dear 3L Class,
The annual law school Barrister's Ball is coming up on March 25th
(Thursday evening). The planning stages have already commenced.
However, we would like your input. For those of you who attended last
year, the Barrister's Ball was held at the Provo Academy Library
upstairs in the ballroom. First there was a catered dinner, followed by
an awards ceremony where many presentations were made, then they cleared
off the tables and someone gave ballroom dance instruction to the whole
group (for those who wanted to participate), with time to practice and
learn, then they turned down the lights, and a DJ provided music for the
last hour or so for those who wanted to stick around and shake their
groove-thang. Some people attended the dinner only, and opted out of the
dancing, some people showed up just for the dancing and not the dinner.
This year, as we are planning, we would like to hear your feedback from
last year, and any thoughts for this year. This event focuses on the
entire law school, but we want to make it particularly important for the
3L class, so we would love to have your input. What kind of
entertainment do we want after the Ball? DJ? Dance instruction? Do we
want any other entertainment before the dinner (e.g., jazz musicians
playing) or after the awards are distributed? We have a separate room
at the Provo Library where we can put up pictures and memories of the
past three years . . . how do we want to use this room?
If you have any thoughts or ideas, please share them with Doug Farr
( or your 3L reps: Melinda Bowen (
and Glen Thomas (
Melinda and Gleno9

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Children's Hour RSVP

Don't forget to email Sara Oblad at if you are
planning on coming to the Bean Museum on Friday, January 29th at 10 am
for Children's Hour. Email by Monday, January 18th (this coming
Monday). Thanks!
Sara Oblad

Friday, January 15, 2010

Gifts Of The Heart Exchange (GOTHE)

Due to extenuating circumstances the GOTHE schedule for this weekend has been postponed until February. 

More details will be coming, but for now here are the dates of the upcoming exchanges...

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

SimpleShoots by SimplyKaits

SimplyKaits is offering Simple Shoots on Saturday January 23rd. 

When: Saturday January 23rd 8AM - 11AM and 1PM - 4 PM

Where: Provo Center St (exact location to be announced)

Cost: $25 for a 20 minute session (includes a CD of 10 edited images)

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Fun for This Week

  • Exercise Group - MWF 9-10:30 at the chapel located on 86 South 900 East
  • Children's Hour - Mommy N Me @ Jump On It Wed, Jan 13th at 10am

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fun for This Week

  • Exercise Group - MWF 9-10:30 at the chapel located on 86 South 900 East

  • Children's Hour - Thursday Jan 7th at 3pm at McDonald's Playland