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Listen to the Latest Cross & Gavel Podcast

Host Mike Schutt interviews Bill Jack on his attempt to have the Colorado Civil Rights Commission apply its rules consistently. They discuss Obergefell, liberty, and the long view as well.

6/30/15 - Atlanta CLS Meet & Greet

Atlanta Lawyers & Law Students: We're gathering in Atlanta at King & Spalding with Mike Schutt and local law folks. See you there Tuesday June 30 at 6:30! 

6/3/15 - Christian Legal Aid Webinar

CLA held a webinar on "Spiritual Self-Care for Legal Aid Attorneys."

6/2/15 - Center Director Testifies Before Congress

CLRF Director Kimberlee Colby testified before the House Subcommittee on the Judiciary about religious groups on campuses.  The video can be seen here.

5/28/15 - CLS Devotional

The CLS bi-weekly devotional emailed today.  The title of today's devotional: Faithful Conduct

5/13/15 - CLS Devotional

The CLS bi-weekly devotional emailed today.  The title of today's devotional: Rich or Poor

4/24/15 - CLS Devotional

The CLS bi-weekly devotional emailed today.  The title of today's devotional: Our Calling

4/22/15 - Christian Legal Aid Webinar

CLS Christian Legal Aid ministry held a webinar for clinics nationwide on "Coaching Legal Clients to Represent Themselves."

4/2/15 - CLS Joins Amicus Brief In Same-Sex Marriage Case

CLS joined the "Major Religious Organizations" brief filed today before the U.S. Supreme Court in support of traditional marriage and religious liberty.  The brief can be found here.

3/16/15 - Ravi Zacharius At Hawaii CLS Chapter

Ravi Zacharius spoke to the CLS Chapter in Hawaii for a wonderful evening of fellowship and learning.

3/12/15 - CLS Legal Aid Prayer Call

CLS Christian Legal Aid ministry held its monthly prayer call.

3/11/15 - CLS Devotional

The CLS bi-weekly devotional emailed today.  The title of today's devotional: Kingdom Work.

3/9/15 - Letter to Senators

CLS joined a letter urging U.S. Senators to protect religious organizations and their ability to participate in federal programs.

3/9/15 - Testimony in Kansas for Campus Religious Freedom

CLS member Craig Shultz testified before the Kansas Senate Judiciary Committee in support of legislation to protect the religious freedom of religious campus groups.  His written testimony is here.

 

2/20/15 - CLS National Board Meeting

The CLS Board of Directors gathered in Orlando, Florida, meeting together for a special event with local CLS leaders.

2/13/15 - CLS Submits Congressional Testimony

Center for Law & Religious Freedom Director Kim Colby submitted a written statement to the House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice

2/12/15 - CLS Legal Aid Prayer Call

CLS Christian Legal Aid ministry held its monthly prayer call.

2/6-2/8/15 - Northeast Retreat

CLS held its annual Northeast Retreat for lawyers and law students in Frost Valley, NY.

1/30-2/1/15 - Northwest Retreat

CLS held its 6th Annual Northwest Retreat for lawyers and law students in Leavenworth, WA.

1/28/15 - CLS Devotional

The CLS bi-weekly devotional emailed today.  The title of today's devotional:  Why The Ten Commandments Still Belong In Our Society

1/26/15 - CLS Brief

CLS filed an amicus brief with ACLJ in the Texas free speech case, Walker v. Texas Division

1/15/15 - CLS Legal Aid Prayer Call

CLS Christian Legal Aid ministry held its monthly prayer call for CLA leaders and volunteers across the country.

1/15/15 - CLS Devotional

The CLS bi-weekly devotional emailed today.  The title of today's devotional:  More Than Burdensome Rules.  See it here >>

12/30/14 - School Choice Brief

CLS filed a brief, joined by other religious organizations, supporting religious liberty in a school choice funding case - Hart v. North Carolina.

12/11/14 - CLS Legal Aid Prayer Call

CLS Christian Legal Aid ministry held its monthly prayer call for CLA leaders and volunteers across the country.

12/11/14 - CLS Devotional

The CLS bi-weekly devotional emailed today.  The title of today's devotional:  Breaking Free of the Inner Ring  See it here >>

12/10/14 - EEOC/Abercrombie Brief

CLS joined a brief with other religious organizations supporting religious liberty in a case against Abercrombie and Fitch.

11/14/14 - FedSoc Panel

CLS's Center for Law & Religious Freedom Director Kim Colby spoke on the religious liberty panel at the Fed Soc national conference.  See the video here>>

11/13/14 - CLS Legal Aid Prayer Call

CLS Christian Legal Aid ministry held its monthly prayer call for CLA leaders and volunteers across the country.

11/13/14 - CLS Devotional

The CLS bi-weekly devotional emailed today.  The title of today's devotional:  Work:  How Much Is Too Much?  See it here >>

10/27/14 - CLS Files Bronx Household Brief

CLS filed a brief representing thousands of New York City Christian and Jewish congregations, asking the Supreme Court to allow religious congregations to meet in school facilities like other groups.  Our brief is here>>

10/21/14 - CLS Files HHS Comments

CLS files comments with HHS to protect for profit religious employers.  See our letter here>>

CLS National Conference

Oct. 2 - 5, 2014
CLS members, lawyers, law students, legal aid practitioners, and friends gathered in Boston for the CLS national conference to hear speakers (Prof. Robert George, John Stonestreet, Andy Crouch, and Russ Moore), attend workshops, and fellowship.

9/22/14 - Church Sign Brief

CLS filed a brief today in Reed v. Gilbert before the U.S. Supreme Court, defending the right of a chuch to post signs inviting others to their services.  Click here for the brief >> 

9/10/14 - Pro-Life Brief

CLS joined a pro-life brief in the Young v. UPS case before the Supreme Court, supporting accommodations for pregnant women in the workplace. The brief is here >>

9/8/14 - Legislative Briefing

CLRF Director Kim Colby briefed congressional staffers about the importance of RFRA and the legislative attempts to threaten religious liberty.  Handout is here >>

8/28/14 - Legal Aid Quarterly Call

The Christian Legal Aid ministry of CLS held their quarterly call.  The topic this quarter was Homeless Court programs.

8/28/14 - New Hampshire Win

The New Hampshire Supreme Court upheld school choice, including religious schools, for low-income families.  CLS filed on behalf of over two dozen religious schools in the case.

8/27/14 - EEOC v. Abercrombie

CLS joined a brief in EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch supporting workplace religious freedom.

8/25/14 - National Conference Registration Deadline

The early bird registration fee ends today, so if you are planning to come to Boston - register today!

8/11/14 - Quarterly CLS Chapter Call

CLS chapter leaders from across the country engaged in the quarterly call to discuss engaging nearby law student chapters and the national conference, among other things.

8/4/14 - Law Student Packets

CLS Law Student Ministries is shipping law student packets (resources, Bible studies, etc.) to CLS chapters and Christian fellowships in law schools across the nation.

8/1/14 - HHS Mandate Briefs

CLS filed two more briefs, in support of religious nonprofits, against the HHS Mandate - one in the 3rd Circuit and one in the 11th Circuit.

 

 

 

 



  

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