Legal Aid


Check here for upcoming legal aid events both nationally and locally. If you are a Christian Legal Aid center and would like us to add any of you upcoming events here please contact us.


Spiritual Self-Care for Legal Aid Workers


Wed., June 3, 2015
12:30pm ET
  9:30am PT


The Christian Legal Society is pleased to present a free 1-hour webinar on "Spiritual Self-Care for Legal Aid Workers." Working with low-income clients in a high-demand environment with low resources can take a toll on even the most tireless worker.  Legal aid staff and volunteers can easily grow exhausted and lose morale if not cared for.  Join us for a discussion on topics for helping yourself and other staff and volunteers, including:

      •     Causes of burnout
      •     Physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational healing
      •     Spiritual discipline
      •     Boundaries
      •     Caring for self

        All staff and volunteers of legal aid clinics welcome!
        Sign-up here for this free webinar 


Starting a Christian Legal Aid Clinic” 

Save the date!  Wed., June 24, 2015, 12:30pm ET.

Is God calling you to serve the poor with your legal skills? What's involved in starting a Christian legal aid clinic? Join Christian Legal Society for a discussion of these and other topics related to starting a Christian legal aid program.

     •    Why should I start a Christian legal aid program?
     •    How much work is involved?
     •    What if I don't have any experience in poverty law issues?
     •    How do I find people to help?
     •    What resources do I need to start a clinic?


Justice for all in our community: poverty law symposium


May 29, 2015
Mission First Legal Aid Office & Mississippi College School of Law
Jackson, MS
Open to the public. CLE credit approved.

Click here for details.



Immigration (BIA) accreditation training

May 31-June 5, 2015 | Marion, Indiana

This course provides a foundation for understanding the immigration system in the United States in preparation for taking the exam for Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) accreditation, the government certification that allows non-attorneys to practice immigration law. Biblical and theological bases for Christian engagement with issues of immigration are covered, giving church and faith-based workers tools to integrate immigration legal ministry into a holistic outreach program. The course will include a visit to a currently operating Immigration Connection site at The Bridge Community Church.

This course is taught in partnership with World Relief and Immigrant Connection.

Cost: $1350 ($495 non-refundable)

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Coaching Legal Aid Clients

to Represent Themselves 


Wed., April 22, 2015

9:30am PT / 12:30pm ET

The Christian Legal Society is pleased to present a free 1-hour webinar on "Coaching Clients to Represent Themselves (When Necessary)." The demand for pro bono legal help is far greater than the supply of legal aid attorneys.  Christian legal aid attorneys can provide much help without offering full representation, by providing clients with legal resources, coaching, and limited assistance. Join us for a discussion on how to provide meaningful assistance for clients to help themselves in addressing legal problems. Topics will include:

  • I wish I could do more – reasons to offer less than full representation
  • No size fits all – varieties of pro se assistance
  • I know a guy – how to make effective referrals
  • When no help is better than some help – limitations and common pitfalls of pro se assistance

All staff and volunteers of Christian legal aid clinics welcome!

Sign-up here for this free webinar.  

Since 2007 David has been the Managing attorney at Open Door Legal Services, a ministry of Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission that serves the legal needs of homeless individuals in the Seattle/King County area. Previously, David was a prosecutor in the Family Support unit of the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s office for seven years. He began his career as a criminal prosecutor in King County in 1999. David is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

Presented by David Mace of Open Door Legal Services.
(A CLE certification of attendance can be provided for participants to apply for CLE credit in their own state.)

Open Hands Legal Services 6th Annual Spring Benefit

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 7pm - 9pm

Centre for Social Innovation
601 West 26th St., Suite 325
New York NY 10001

Join Open Hands Legal Services for the 6th Annual Spring Benefit on Thursday, March 5, 2015. The Benefit will be held at The Centre for Social Innovation in New York City and will feature delicious food and drink, heart-warming testimonials and a VIP pre-event wine-tasting.  It will be a party you won't want to miss!  

When: Thursday, March 5 - General Admission (7-9pm), VIP Reception (6-7pm)
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, New York, NY 10001
Attire: Business Casual

Buy your tickets now!
Click here to purchase a general admission, general admission ticket packages, or a special VIP ticket. Feel free to forward this invitation to friends, colleagues and others interested in NYC legal services for those in need. 

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