2018 Christian Legal Aid Summit at the CLS National Conference
Thursday, October 11 · 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
“Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”
Psalms 82: 3-4
CLS’ Christian Legal Aid (CLA) program engages equips lawyers in providing justice for the poor with the love of Christ. The Legal Aid Summit provides Christian Legal Aid staff and volunteers from around the country the opportunity to learn, support, and be a blessing to each other as we grow in our ability to serve those in need.
Everyone is welcome, including CLA leaders, staff attorneys, volunteer attorneys, board members, non-attorneys who work with legal aid clinics, and anyone interested in exploring Christian Legal Aid. Join us for a great time of learning and fellowship!
The costs listed below cover the full day of CLEs and practical workshops, networking, fellowship, and lunch.
Early: $60 (before July 31)
Advance: $80 (August 1 - September 15)
Full: $95 (after September 15)
Scholarships for travel and lodging are available for those with financial difficulty. Click here for a scholarship application. Applications due September 14, 2018.
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
7:00 - 9:00pm Informal Dinner (Off-Site)
Thursday, October 11, 2018
8:00 - 8:30am Registration & Coffee
8:30 - 9:00am Welcome and Introduction
9:00 - 9:30am Opening Talk - "It Takes Jesus"
Jaimee L. Hatcher
Legal Director, Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia
9:45 - 11:15am Seminars
Starting a Christian Legal Aid Program
Immigration Law for Legal Aid
11:45am - 1:00pm Lunch
Lunchtime Address - "Why Legal Aid Matters"
B. Keith Faulkner
Dean, Liberty University School of Law
John Robb Award Presentation
1:30 - 3:00pm Seminars
Employment Law Issues for Low-Income Clients
Anatomy of Full Service Christian Legal Aid Program
3:15 - 4:45pm Christian Legal Aid Management Panel
4:45 - 5:15pm Closing Remarks
5:45 - 6:30pm Informal Dinner (Off-Site)
Questions? Email CLA@clsnet.org