Orthodox Christian Attorney Network

Orthodox Christian Attorney Network

Welcome to the webpage of the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network (OCAN)! We are an informal group of Orthodox attorneys from various jurisdictions who desire to fellowship together and discover how we can serve our Lord through the legal profession.

"Lawyer Saints Through the Ages"

Friday, January 20, 2022
12:00 noon Eastern / 9:00am Pacific

The saints of the Orthodox Church are exemplars for the Christian life and illuminate the many pathways to Christ.  Particularly relevant for modern attorneys are the saints of our Church who have served as lawyers in their own contexts.  This presentation will survey the lives of lawyer saints and how we may approach our work guided by their example.

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St. John Chrysostom

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Joan T. Berg is a partner with Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg LLC in Chicago, Illinois. Joan’s primary areas of practice include commercial real estate, lending, and corporate transactions. Her pro bono and volunteer time are filled as co-legal advisor to the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago. She continues to advise the Orthodox Christian Education Commission on specified matters, and is a past board member of the Chicago Metropolis’ St. Iakovos Retreat Center.  Joan is active with her parish, Holy Apostles Greek Orthodox Church.

Nicole Petrow is a tax attorney in Omaha, Nebraska.  Her practice focuses on business formation and planning, estate and gift tax planning, trust administration, and tax exempt organizations. Outside of the office, Nicole serves on her church's parish council, which is in the early stages of construction to build a new temple in Omaha. Nicole also enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with her family.



Women's Virtual Coffee Hour

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OCAN welcomes you to its monthly Women's Virtual Coffee Hour, usually on the second Friday of each month at 12:00pm ET / 9:00am PT.  We look forward to having you join us for this time of fellowship with other Orthodox Christian attorneys from around the country.  Feel free to invite others who might be interested!

Questions? Email: info@orthodoxattorneys.org  


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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.