The Wasatch Front Service Mission - Providing Legal Aid For The Poor

Apr 17, 6:00 – 7:00 PM


About this event

Please join us as we hear from Oscar W. & Carol F. McConkie about how the Wasatch Front Service Mission provides legal aid for the poor. Learn how the Wasatch Front Service Mission aligns with the Utah Intergenerational Poverty Mitigation Act by creating a program to help individuals and families in the state to break the cycle of poverty.

1 regular credit CLE offered (pending UT Bar approval)

Speaker Biographies:

Oscar W. and Carol F. McConkie met and were married in Mesa, Arizona in 1973. They are Mission Leaders of the Wasatch Front Service Mission, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were formerly Government Affairs missionaries representing Latter-day Saint Charities at the United Nations in Geneva Switzerland. In that capacity, they also served as International Fellows for the International Center for Law and Religion Studies, of the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University

President McConkie is a former president of Kirton McConkie. His practice focused on Immigration and Nationality Law. As an immigration lawyer, he represented clients from over 100 countries in the world. He was a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and served as Chair of the Utah Chapter. He was appointed by Utah Governor, Michael O. Leavitt, to serve as a member of the Appellate Court Nominating Commission.

Apart from extensive service and participation in the legal profession, President McConkie has served in his community and Church. He was Chair and Board Member of the Salt Lake Education Foundation. He has served as Mission President of the California San Jose Mission, Stake President, bishop, and other Church callings.

He received B.A. and M.A. degrees from Arizona State University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Utah.

Sister McConkie is concurrently serving as Vice President of the NGO Committee on the Status of Women in Geneva Switzerland. She is a former General Young Women Presidency Counselor of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She received her BS degree from Arizona State University in English Education. Her community and Church service include an appointment to the Third District Court Nominating Commission by former Governor Michael O. Leavitt, leadership in the Parent Teacher Association at Clayton Middle School in Salt Lake City, as a Young Women General Board member, as mission leader in the California San Jose Mission with her husband, and in a variety of other church and community assignments.

They are the parents of seven children, 39 grandchildren and 2 great granddaughters.


  • Oscar W. McConkie

    Wasatch Front Service Mission

    President - Mission Leader

  • Carol F. McConkie

    Wasatch Front Service Mission

    Sister - Mission Leader



Wednesday, April 17, 2024
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


  • Joseph Brubaker

    Kirton McConkie

    Board Member

  • Tehya Walkingstick-Murphey

    Kirton McConkie

    Board Member, Events Manager, & Treasurer

  • James Moss

    Payne & Fears LLP

    Board Member

  • Clifford Blair

    Kirton McConkie

    Interim Board Chair

  • Stewart Young

    U.S. AttorneyΓÇÖs Office - District of Utah (DOJ)

    Board Member

  • Larry Jenkins

    Kirton McConkie

    Board Member

  • MEGAN Nelson

    Board Member & JRCLS SLC WIL Committee Chair

  • Forrest Hansen

    J. Reuben Clark Law Society

    Executive Director

  • Joseph Watkins

    Board Member

  • Erin Rider

    Dorsey & Whitney LLP

    Board Member

  • Todd Weiler

    Board Member

  • Drake Walker

    U of U Chapter Chair - JRCLS SLC Student Liason


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