2018 Christian Legal Aid Summit


2018 Christian Legal Aid Summit at the CLS National Conference

Thursday, October 11  ·   8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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“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