With deep gratitude for his dedication to furthering its mission and enhancing its work, the International Center for Law and Religion Studies bids farewell to Website Development Manager Marshall Morrise, who for three-and-a-half years has applied his invaluable expertise, experience, and creativity to many of the Center’s projects, but particularly to the functionality and capacity of its three websites.
Marshall and his wife, Susan Lorraine Hall Morrise, have now (June 2013) left for a three-year assignment in South Korea, where Marshall serves as President of the newly created Korea Seoul South Mission of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS).
Marshall entered Brigham Young University as a freshman in 1974, and after serving an LDS mission to Pusan, Korea, he graduated from BYU with a bachelors degree in computer science and a minor in Asian languages. Marshall began working at the BYU Law School as a student in January 1979. Upon graduation in 1980, he began working at the law school full time as a research associate under Professors Larry Farmer and Stan Neeleman. He received a masters degree in instructional science from BYU in August 1987, and shortly thereafter he formed Capsoft Development Corporation, licensing from BYU the CAPS technology he helped develop at the law school. He served as president and CEO of Capsoft for ten years, during which time he developed the CAPS technology and the HotDocs technology. He sold the business to Matthew Bender & Co. in September 1997. Matthew Bender was purchased by LexisNexis parent Reed Elsevier in August 1998, at which point Marshall began working for them. He held the position of Senior Director of Product Development within LexisNexis until December 2009, when the HotDocs business was sold. Marshall served as president of the Provo Utah West Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1999 to 2008, and until the time of his call as Mission President was chairman of the Fort Utah District of Boy Scouts of America.
Marshall and Susan are the parents of five sons and a daughter.