Orthodox Christian Attorney Network


Orthodox Christian Attorney Network
National Conference

October 7-8, 2022
Newport Beach, CA

We invite you to the fifth national gathering of Orthodox Christian attorneys! This event is a chance for fellow Eastern Orthodox attorneys and law students to build relationships across jurisdictions and learn to serve our Lord together through the legal profession.  

The 2022 OCAN conference will be held at the VEA Newport Beach (a Marriott hotel) in Newport Beach, CA on October 7-8, 2022. This annual event is held in conjunction with the Christian Legal Society (CLS) National Conference. Participants are welcome to come for the OCAN event only or for the entire CLS conference.



Keynote speaker 

The Honorable Gregory Katsas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

"Orthodoxy and Originalism:  
A Judge’s Personal Reflections on Religion and Law


Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, October 7th

     7:00pm   Dinner (offsite)

Saturday, October 8th

     8:00am   Sign-in, Pastries & Coffee

     8:30am   Welcome, Introductory Remarks, and Prayer

     9:00am   Roundtable Discussions

     10:15am Session #1 Keynote Address:
                    Orthodoxy and Originalism:  A Judge’s Personal Reflections on Religion and Law

     12:00pm  Lunch

     1:30pm    Session #2: Parish Legal Checkup Considerations

     3:15pm    Session #3: Orthodox Attorneys In Philanthropy

     4:45pm    Roundtable Discussions

     5:15pm   Closing Remarks

     7:00pm   Dinner (offsite)

OCAN registration fee: $150.00

Register through the CLS conference website here.

(To register for the OCAN conference only, choose "Partner Events," click on "Register" at the bottom of the page. After completing the first registration page, select "A la Carte/Pre-con & Optional Events," then click "Next." Scroll down to "Orthodox Christian Attorney Network Meeting," click "Select," then "Next." Follow the remaining instructions.)

Scholarship funds available for law students, nonprofit/public interest attorneys, and other attorneys with financial need. For an application form or other questions, email us at: info@orthodoxattorneys.org  



Friday, May 6, 2022 - Recording

Jasmina T. Boulanger, Chair of International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) spoke at our OCAN Hour online fellowship event on May 6, 2022.  We invite you to hear her share about IOCC's charitable work in Ukraine and serving victims of the war, as well as about her career as an Orthodox attorney and service in the Orthodox Church. See below for the recording of her talk, introduced by Donna Haddad, a member of the OCAN Steering Committee. 




Jasmina T. Boulanger is the Chair of International Orthodox Christian Charities. She has practiced corporate and tax law in the US and Europe and has held senior executive and leadership positions at a variety of public companies, including Unocal, Valeant, and Conexant Systems. She has also served the nonprofit community as vice Chair of the City of Pasadena Planning Commission, Trustee of Assumption University, and President of the Serbian Unity Congress. In addition, she has served as Vice President of the Western Diocese of the Serbian Orthodox Church. In 2017 the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchate awarded her the Order of St. Sava (2nd class). A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Boulanger completed her BA in economics at age 17 and went on to earn advanced degrees in economics (MS) and law (JD).

Questions?  Contact info@orthodoxattorneys.org


February 11, 2022 - Recording

At the first OCAN Hour event we hosted a presentation on the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America by Matthew Namee, who serves as a consultant to the Assembly’s Legal Affairs Committee and in other capacities. Matthew shared a brief history of the Assembly and an update on its recent pan-Orthodox efforts, including the work of the Legal Affairs Committee.

2022 OCAN Steering Committee Officers

Chair: Ken Liu
Vice-Chair: Matthew Namee
Secretary: Scott Richardson

Questions? Email us at info@orthodoxattorneys.org 

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"Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference"

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On the first episode of his multi-part series on "living your calling," host Bill Marianes interviews Matthew Namee and Joan Berg, two Orthodox attorneys who have evidenced a willingness to use their God-given skills and abilities to serve His Church.

OCAN History

In 2017, nearly 30 Orthodox attorneys gathered for an inspiring first-ever national pan-Orthodox attorney meeting as part of Christian Legal Society's National Conference. We now hold this meeting annually every fall in locations around the nation. Learn more about our past events at:

2020 Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference (Virtual)

2019 Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference (Chicago, IL)

2018 Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference (Clearwater Beach, FL)

2017 Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference (Newport Beach, CA)



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The Orthodox Christian Attorney Network is committed to serving as a forum for attorneys of various backgrounds to come together to discuss how to live out their Orthodox Christian faith in their practice. Any reference to any person or organization does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation or approval by the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network or Christian Legal Society of such person or organization, including their activities, products or services. The views or opinions of any speaker, panelist or moderator are their own and do not necessarily state or represent the views of the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network or Christian Legal Society.