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8/4/14 - Law Student Packets

CLS Law Student Ministries is shipping law student packets (resources, Bible studies, etc.) to CLS chapters and Christian fellowships in law schools across the nation.

8/1/14 - HHS Mandate Briefs

CLS filed two more briefs, in support of religious nonprofits, against the HHS Mandate - one in the 3rd Circuit and one in the 11th Circuit.

7/29/14 - HHS Mandate Brief

CLS filed its first brief, after the Hobby Lobby decision, in support of religious nonprofits that filed against the HHS Mandate.  Click here to read the brief >>

7/22/14 - Featured Legal Aid Clinic

The Walk-in Legal Clinic of Park Avenue United Methodist Church provides desperately needed legal services to low-income residents of Minneapolis and the surrounding areas. Learn more >>

7/10/14 - Legal Aid Prayer Call

CLS' Christian Legal Aid ministry holds its monthly prayer call of clinic leaders, volunteers and friends.

6/30/14 - Hobby Lobby Victory

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory to religious, closely-held, for-profit companies.  CLS brief was mentioned at oral argument for its explanation of why the Religious Freedom Restoration Act applied to the companies.  Opinion is here >>

6/26/14 - CLS Grateful for First Amendment Victory

The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a victory today for pro-life speech on public sidewalks in Massachusetts.  CLS filed a brief last September on behalf of a coalition of religious organizations. Read full press release >>

6/25/14 - CLS Joins Letter to President Obama

CLS joins a letter from religious groups, churches, ministries, scholars and many more urging the President to include a religious exemption in an expected executive order about federal contracts.  See the letter here >>

6/19-6/20/14 - CLS Board Meeting

The CLS Board of Directors met in Herndon, Virginia for two days of prayer, discussions, and decisions for CLS. 

6/16/14 - Supreme Court Decision in Driehaus

The U.S. Supreme Court found in favor of Susan B. Anthony List, allowing them to proceed to challenge an Ohio law concerning political speech.  CLS filed a brief in favor of Susan B. Anthony List.  The opinion is here

6/10/14 - CLS Center Director Kim Colby Testifies Before Congress

CLRF Director Kim Colby testifies before a Congressional Subcommittee on the State of Religious Liberty in the United StatesSee her statement here >>

6/10/14 - CLS in New York Times Article

CLS is mentioned in New York Times front page article about religious groups on campusesSee the article here >>

6/9/14 - Andy Crouch to Speak at CLS National Conference

CLS is pleased to announce that Author/Speaker Andy Crouch will join our list of speakers at the 2014 CLS National Conference

5/29/14 - CLS Files Brief in Support of Prisoner's Religious Exercise

CLS, Prison Fellowship, World Vision, and National Association of Evangelicals file Supreme Court brief to protect prisoners’ religious exercise. Click to read the brief >>

5/28/14 - CLS Joins RLUIPA Brief

CLS joins Stanford Religious Liberty Clinic brief in support of Florida prisoners’ religious exercise. Click here to read the brief >>

5/27/14 - CLS Files Brief in 10th Circuit in HHS Mandate Case

CLS filed a brief in the 10th Circuit in a challenge to the HHS Mandate by several religious non-profits. Click to read our brief >>

5/19/14 - CLS Files Brief in HHS Mandate Case

CLS filed an amicus brief in the 10th Circuit in a case where several Christian universities are challenging the HHS Mandate.  Click to read our brief >>

5/19/14 - CLS Chapter Leader Quarterly Call

CLS chapter leaders from across the country gathered by phone to discuss how to create value in chapter gatherings.  Any ideas, send them to plewis@clsnet.org

5/8/14 - CLS & Fed Soc Town of Greece Briefing

Center Director Kim Colby records a live post-decision SCOTUScast on Town of Greece v. Galloway for the Federalist Society.  Click here to hear the podcast >>

5/1/14 - CLS Files Brief in CEF Case

The Center for Law & Religious Freedom filed an amicus brief in support of Child Evangelism Fellowship for fair access to Cleveland School District schools.

4/30/14 - John Stonestreet Speaking at National Conference

CLS announced that the third main speaker at the CLS National Conference to be held in Boston from Oct 2-5, 2014 will be John Stonestreet.

4/21/14 - CLS Leads NYC Coalition to Protect Religious Liberty

Of concern is the discrimination of The New York City Board of Education against groups that wish to meet for "religious worship services.  Read the press release here >>

4/20/14 - CLA of Los Angeles

Please read more about this month's featured Christian Legal Aid clinic, Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles.

4/17/14 - Legal Aid Prayer Call

Christian Legal Aid supporters and friends gathered for the monthly legal aid prayer call.

4/15/14 - CLS Files Boy Scout Letter

CLS filed a comment letter in California, supporting the rights of judges to participate in the Boy Scouts, an activity which California is looking to restrict for judges.  Our letter can be read here>>.

4/9/14 - The Center files Important Brief

CLS files amicus brief in support of the ministerial housing allowance. Click to read brief >>

4/6/14 - Judges and Delusions of Grandeur

Another fine blog post from CLS Executive Director David Nammo. Click to read >>

3/31/14 - HHS Mandate Info Central

The Center for Law & Religious Freedom has compiled a trove of useful information about the status of the HHS Mandate legal challenges on Religious Liberty grounds. Click to learn more >>

3/30/14 - 2014 NW Regional Retreat

Those who attended the recent NW Retreat in Washington had a fantastic experience. Click to learn more >> 

3/26/14 - Hobby Lobby Prognosticating

Read a great blog post by CLS Executive Director David Nammo. Click to read >>

 

 

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Park Avenue United Methodist Church's Walk-in Legal Clinic

Since its establishment in July 1997, Park Avenue United Methodist Church’s Walk-in Legal Clinic has provided free legal services to over 6,600 low-income community members in Minneapolis, Minnesota and surrounding communities. The Park Avenue Walk-in Legal Clinic has been a member of the CLS legal aid network since the network’s inception in the late 1990’s. The legal clinic’s overall purpose is to provide brief advice, service, and referral in civil law matters to low-income persons who lack access to the legal system.    Read more >>

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