Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference

Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference

Hilton Clearwater Beach, FL

Friday, October, 12 •  7:00 pm
to Saturday, October 13  •  6:00 pm 

What does our Orthodox faith have to do with the practice of law? What does it mean to live out God’s grace in our careers? How do we properly steward our hearts and minds in the legal profession?

Join us for the second national gathering of Orthodox Christian attorneys to explore these questions and more. This event is a chance for fellow Orthodox attorneys to build relationships across jurisdictions and learn how to serve our Lord together through our profession.  

Participants are welcome to attend the Orthodox event only or the entire Christian Legal Society conference. Discount available to attend both. See registration for ticketing options.  Contact us for information about room sharing.


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Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference only
Advance Rate: $150

Orthodox Christian Attorney Conference & CLS National Conference (special combined rate)
Advance Rate: $645

Scholarship Funds

Limited scholarship awards are now available for law students, public interest, and low-income attorneys for registration, hotel, and travel.  Complete the 2018 Orthodox Scholarship Application Form and email to kliu@clsnet.org as soon as possible.


Event Theme

Stewardship of Our Hearts and Minds in the Legal Profession

Schedule

Friday, October 12, 2018

7:00 - 9:00pm:  Informal Dinner (off-site)

Saturday, October 13, 2018

7:45 - 8:15: Registration; Coffee & Pastries

8:15 – 9:00: Prayer & Introductory Remarks

9:00 – 10:00:  Panel 1: Stewardship of the Mind in our Legal Profession - Georgia Kazakis (Covington & Burling); Gregory Winsky (Archer & Greiner P.C., St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church)

  • Bringing Sacrament to the Billable Hour
  • The Role of Truth in the Legal Profession

10:15 - 11:30: Keynote Talk: "Being a Good Christian Lawyer in a Post-Christian World: On Serving Two Masters" – Judge Stephanos Bibas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

11:45 - 12:45 Lunch

1:00 – 2:30: Panel 2: Stewardship of the Heart in our Legal Profession - Judge John Dalis (U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Georgia, retired); Ken Liu (Christian Legal Society); Leon Lysaght (Prof., University of Detroit Mercy Law School, retired)

  • Relationships with Others
  • Role of Prayer in the Legal Profession
  • Pro-bono Service to Others

2:45 – 4:15: Panel 3: Stewardship of our Churches - Bill Marianes (McGuire woods, retired; Stewardship Calling); Matthew Namee (Orthodox Ministry Services)

  • Financial Ethics and Church Boards
  • Church Property
  • Fiduciary Duties

4:30 – 5:30: Closing

7:00 - 9:00: Christian Legal Society Banquet (optional add-on)


Keynote Speaker

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Stephanos Bibas, Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Stephanos Bibas is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Judge Bibas was previously a professor of law and criminology at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. As director of the Penn Law Supreme Court Clinic, he argued six cases before the Supreme Court of the United States and filed briefs in dozens of others. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University and Oxford University, and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.

Judge Bibas clerked for Judge Patrick Higginbotham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court and was a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Washington, D.C. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the S.D. New York, published two books and more than sixty scholarly articles.

Judge Bibas is an ordained Deacon in St. Elizabeth the New Martyr Orthodox Church in Rocky Hill, NJ.


Ancient Faith Ministries Podcast

Check out our interviews on Ancient Faith Ministries!

Ancient Faith Ministries podcast - June 21, 2018

Ancient Faith Ministries podcast - Sept. 1, 2018


Join the Orthodox Christian Attorney Network

Click here for a summary of the inaugural Orthodox Attorney Christian Conference in 2017 and to add your name to the Orthodox Attorney Christian Network email list.


2018 Conference Steering Committee

Co-Chairs: Ken Liu & Monica Youssef
Bill Marianes
Matthew Namee
Georgina Suzuki

Advisory Committee

Ray Lanier
Leon Lysaght
Bill Marianes
Lou Milicich
Eric Namee


Donate 

We appreciate your tax-deductible donations to support the Orthodox Attorney Christian Network.

Questions? 

Contact Ken Liu at kliu@clsnet.org or Monica Youssef at MYoussef@sheppardmullin.com.

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