Hi I'm Jim Layton
I'm an appellate lawyer -- and a Mormon.
I am a government appellate lawyer. I like being involved where public policy and law meet. Many of my cases involve constitutional law state and federal, administrative law, or tax law. I am a teacher. I am an adjunct professor of law. In my "day job," I teach a wide range of legal skills, from writing to taking depositions. I also teach at church -- and enjoy teaching in all forums. I am a father. I have three grown children, one of who is serving as a Mormon missionary in Nevada. The other two have married, both in Mormon temples, on in Washington DC where my wife and I were married 27 years ago and one in the Mount Timpanogos Temple in Utah. I try to be a sailor and a cyclist -- but it's hard to find time for those!
I was reminded today of one reason: the promise of guidance from the Holy Ghost. I have been grateful, every time I've made a major, life-changing decision, that I could receive guidance from my Heavenly Father via the third member of the Godhead.
My current assignment is to work with the full-time missionaries -- those guys in white shirts and ties you see on the street or on your doorstep. They are gret young men. Oh -- and there are some young women, too, though they're harder to pick out of the crowd. I've worked in a wide variety of other assignments. I have particularly enjoyed working with youth and young adults. It is so interesting to watch them grow and learn, seeking God's guidance in the choices they make.