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Deadline Extended: Legal Technology & Research Librarian Position

There is still time to submit an application for the open position of Legal Technology and Research Librarian at the BYU Howard W. Hunter Law Library. The deadline has been extended to Monday, July 26, 2021. The position of Legal Technology and Research Librarian is a professional faculty position (continuing faculty status track) to begin […]More

Open Library Position: Legal Technology & Research Librarian

We’re hiring! The Howard W. Hunter Law Library at BYU seeks applicants for the position of Legal Technology and Research Librarian, a professional faculty position (continuing faculty status track), to begin Fall 2021. The position has two main areas of focus: legal technology and faculty research support. The successful candidate will oversee and continue to […]More

Don’t Make This Common Attorney Court Filing Mistake!

Another day, another story about an attorney failing to redact a document properly. News channels reported yesterday that Joseph Bondy, “a criminal defense and cannabis business attorney” according to his profile and attorney for businessman Lev Parnas, filed a letter with the U.S. District Court discussing the U.S. government’s investigation of Rudy Guiliani. The letter […]More

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Howard W. Hunter

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Howard W. Hunter (1907-1995) was the 14th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is the only attorney ever to have served in that role.

As an attorney, President Hunter "… was known for his integrity, precise thinking, clear communications, and sense of fairness. He was also known as a “people lawyer”.… Howard was much more concerned about seeing that people got the help they needed than that he got compensated for it.”

From The Life and Ministry of Howard W. Hunter

Portrait of Howard W Hunter
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"President Hunter has stood as a highly visible example to all of the lawyers and law students who know him or know of him — and they number in the tens of thousands. He epitomizes the practice of law in the classic style: honor, ethical conduct, courtesy, gentility, the art of making the adversarial system work while sticking to the rules, and — though I list it last, I think of it as a component of first importance — integrity."

~ John S. Welch,
quoted in the March, 1991 issue of the Ensign