Past CLS Event

2017 CLS National Conference

WHEN:

October 26, 2017 - October 29, 2017

WHERE:

Marriott Newport Beach Hotel and Spa 900 Newport Center Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660

ABOUT EVENT:

2017 National Conference Schedule

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2017

8:30am – 5:30pm                   Christian Legal Aid Summit

12:00pm                                Registration Opens

12:00 – 5:30pm                      Anglican Lawyers Network Event*

1:30 – 5:50pm                        Church and In-house Counsel Forum

4:00 – 5:30pm                        Workshop Session I (Early Bird Session)

5:30 – 7:00pm                        Dinner with friends at hotel or local restaurants

7:00 – 9:00pm                        Main Session 1 – Dr. Jerry Root

9:00 – 10:00pm                      Welcome Dessert Reception, by Pepperdine University School of Law

10:00pm                                Law Student Ministries After-Hours Fellowship – Courtesy Cru

 FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2017

6:30 – 7:00am                        Morning Corporate Prayer

7:30 – 9:00am                        Buffet Breakfast

8:00 – 8:50am                        Small Group Discussion with Mike Schutt

8:50 – 9:20am                        CLS Annual Meeting

9:30 – 11:30pm                      Main Session 2 – Religious Liberty Plenary Workshop

12:00 – 1:30pm                       Christian Legal Scholars’ Symposium & Luncheon*

12:00 – 2:30pm                       Chapter Leaders Luncheon

1:30 – 3:00pm                        Workshop Session II

3:30 – 5:00pm                        Workshop Session III

5:30 – 6:30pm                        Main Session 3 – Rev. Samuel Rodriguez

6:30 – 9:00pm                        Dinner with friends at hotel or local restaurants

6:30 – 9:00pm                        Religious Liberty Attorney Dinner (informal)*

9:00 – 10:30pm                      Bookstore Coffee

10:30 – 11:30pm                    Law Student Praise & Worship

11:30pm                                Law Student Ministries After-Hours Fellowship, sponsored by Cru

 SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017

6:30 – 7:00am                        Morning Corporate Prayer

8:00 – 6:00pm                        Orthodox Christian Attorney Network*

8:00 – 9:30am                        Buffet Breakfast

8:30 – 9:30am                        Small Group Discussion with Mike Schutt

10:15m – 12:15pm                 Law Student Gathering

10:15 – 11:45am                    Workshop Session IV

12:00 – 1:30pm                      Law Student Mentoring Lunch

1:45 – 3:15pm                        Workshop Session V

3:45 – 5:15pm                        Workshop Session VI

7:00 – 9:00pm                        Celebration Banquet with John Stonestreet

9:30 – 10:30pm                      Bookstore Coffee & Book Signing

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2017

7:00 – 7:30am                       Mass

8:00 – 8:30am                       Morning Corporate Prayer

8:30 – 10:00am                     Buffet Breakfast

9:00 – 9:50am                       Small Group Discussion with Mike Schutt

10:00 – 11:30am                   Main Session 5 –Worship Service with Eric Enlow

12:00pm                               Guests Check Out of Hotel

 

* Additional cost, limited availability.

Schedule is tentative – all events subject to change.

 

CONFERENCE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

For information on CLE credit by state click here.

(scroll down for schedule by time)


BY TOPIC

CHRISTIAN LEGAL AID

The Calling of Christian Legal Aid
Ken Liu, Christian Legal Society

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Religious Liberty Update
Kim Colby, Director, Center for Law & Religious Freedom

Litigating Faith in the Workplace: Religious Accommodation Law and Practice
Alan Reinach, Church State Council

The Current U.S. Legal Landscape: LGBT and Religious Liberty Issues
Carl Esbeck, University of Missouri Law School

ETHICS

Update on Rule 8.4 (g)
L.O. Natt Gantt, II, Regent University School of Law

Ethics and Billing
Forrest A. Norman, Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.

Cybersleuthing, Predatory Friending, and the New “Face” of Legal Practice: Ethical Implications for Lawyers In Cyberspace and Social Media (ethics credit in some jurisdictions)
Wendy Patrick, National Law Center for Children and Families

SPIRITUAL FORMATION

Living an Unhurried Life: The Key
to Finding Joy in the Midst of the Practice of Law
Bob Trierweiler and Terry Morgan, Cru

Relational Wisdom for Christian Attorneys
Ken Sande, RW360

MORAL LEADERSHIP

Moral Leadership
Sarah Sumner, Right On Mission

PRO LIFE

Disruptive Technologies, Moral Hazards, and Legal Uncertainty: Are Legal Frameworks Keeping Pace with the Profound Moral and Policy Implications of Accelerating Technologies?
Rick Campanelli, University of Virginia, Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy

SCHOLARS’ SYMPOSIUM

Joyful Jurisprudence: God’s Presence in Law and Man’s Praise of God
Dean Eric Enlow, Handong International Law School

CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

Proclaiming Truth in an Age of LGBTQ, Racism, and Fake News
John Stonestreet, Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

FAMILY LAW

Challenges Facing the Family Law Practitioner
Rena Lindevaldson, Liberty University School of Law

PEACEMAKING / MEDIATION

Offering Clients a Biblical Mediation Paradigm
Matthew Argue, Institute For Christian Conciliation

JURISPRUDENCE

What’s Your Playlist: Telos, Technos, and Advocacy’s Soundtrack
Jeffrey Ventrella, Alliance Defending Freedom

CHURCH / NONPROFIT

Legal Hotspots, Risk Management, and Emerging Issues for Churches and Nonprofits
Rob Showers and Elyse Smith, Simms Showers LLP

Avoiding the 13 4/5ths Deadly Sins of Church Boards
Bob Brown, Church & Ministry
Law, Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A

Top Financial, Tax, and Policy Issues for Churches and Charities
John Van Drunen, Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability, and F. Philip Manns, Jr., Liberty University School of Law

HUMAN TRAFFICKING / DOMESTIC & CHILD ABUSE

Intervening in Domestic or Child Abuse: Representation in the Legal System and Advising Churches for Care and Counseling
Anthony Bushnell, The Bushnell Law Firm, LLC

Fighting Human Trafficking Through the Local Church
Raleigh Sadler, Let My People Go

ESTATE PLANNING

Basic Estate Planning for the General Practitioner
Prof. Richard Bowser, Campbell Law School, LegacyWise Presenter

Advanced Estate Planning
Prof. Richard Bowser, Campbell Law School, LegacyWise Presenter

Ethics in Estate Planning
Prof. Richard Bowser, Campbell Law School, LegacyWise Presenter

A Layperson’s Perspective on Spiritually-Informed Estate Planning
Dr. Kimberly Alexander, LegacyWise

WORK LIFE BALANCE

Time Poor, Soul Rich: Practical Solutions for Busy Professional Women
Anne Winckel, Author, Lawyer, Consultant, Melbourne, Australia

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

Legal Project Management
Mark Lassiter, The Lassiter Law Firm

Life Together in the Law: The Reality of a Christian Law Firm
George R. “Chip” Grange, II, Gammon & Grange, PC; Chris Charles, Provident Law; Richard Baker, Mauck & Baker; Sally Wagenmaker, Wagenmaker & Oberly, LLC

PRACTICE SPECIFIC

Cybersleuthing, Predatory Friending, and the New “Face” of Legal Practice: Implications for Lawyers In Cyberspace and Social Media
Wendy Patrick, National Law Center for Children and Families

Employment Law 101: What Non- Employment Lawyers Need to Know
Jeffrey Miller, Carr Allison

“Classic” Direct Examinations
Phil Sechler, Robbins Russell Englert Orseck Untereiner & Sauber LLP

*Workshops subject to change


BY TIME

Session I: Thursday, October 27, 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Workshop 1: Relational Wisdom for Christian Attorneys – Ken Sande

Workshop 2: The Current U.S. Legal Landscape: LGBT and Religious Liberty Issues – Carl Esbeck

Workshop 3: Ethics and Billing – Forrest Norman

 

Session II: Friday, October 28, 1:30 – 3:00 PM

Workshop 4: Legal Project Management – Mark Lassiter

Workshop 5: Religious Liberty Workshop: Litigating Faith in the Workplace: Religious Accommodation Raw and Practice – Alan Reinach

Workshop 6: Basic Estate Planning for the General Practitioner – Professor Richard Bowser

Workshop 7: Session II – Relational Wisdom for Attorneys (Repeat) – Ken Sande

Workshop 8: Session II – Moral Leadership – Sarah Sumner

Workshop 9: Session II – “Classic” Direct Examinations – Phil Sechler

Session III: Friday, October 28, 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Workshop 10: Session III – Joyful Jurisprudence: God’s Presence in Law and Man’s Praise of God – Eric Enlow

Workshop 11: Session III – Proclaiming Truth in an Age of LGBTQ, Racism and Fake News – John Stonestreet

Workshop 12: Session III – Avoiding the 13 4/5ths Deadly Sins of Church Boards – Bob Brown

Workshop 13: Session III – Challenges Facing the Family Law Practitioner – Prof. Rena Lindevaldson

Workshop 14: Session III – A layperson’s perspective on spiritually-informed estate planning – Dr. Kimberly Alexander (Non CLE)

Workshop 15: Session III – Ethics and Billing (Repeat) – Forrest Norman

 

Session IV: Saturday, October 29, 10:15 – 11:45 AM

Workshop 16: Session IV – Offering Clients a Biblical Mediation Paradigm – Matthew W. Argue, Esq.

Workshop 17: Session IV – Advanced Estate Planning – Prof. Richard Bowser

Workshop 18: Session IV – Cybersleuthing, Predatory Friending, and the new “Face” of Legal Practice – Ethical Implications for Lawyers In Cyberspace and Social Media – Wendy Patrick

Workshop 19: Session IV – 2017 Religious Liberty Update – Kim Colby

Workshop 20: Session IV – Living an Unhurried Life – the Key to Finding Joy in the Midst of the Practice of Law – Bob Trierweiler and Terry Morgan, Cru

Workshop 21: Session IV – Legal hotspots, risk management, and emerging issues for churches and nonprofits. – Elyse Smith & Rob Showers

 

Session IV: Saturday, October 29, 1:45 – 3:15 PM

Workshop 22: Session V – Employment Law 101: What Non-Employment Lawyers Need to Know – Jeffrey Miller

Workshop 23: Session V – Time Poor, Soul Rich – Practical Solutions for Busy Professional Women – Anne Winckel

Workshop 24: Session V – ABA Model Rule 8.4(g) – Prof. Natt Gantt

Workshop 25: Session V – Legal Project Management (repeat) – Mark Lassiter

Workshop 26: Session V – Life Together in the Law: The Reality of a Christian Law Firm – Christian Lawyer Panel

Workshop 27: Session V – Top Financial, Tax, and Policy Issues for Churches and Charities – John Van Drunen and Prof. F. Philip Manns Jr.

 

Session IV: Saturday, October 29, 3:45 – 5:15 PM

Workshop 28: Session VI – The Calling of Christian Legal Aid – Ken Liu

Workshop 29: Session VI – What’s Your Playlist: Telos, Technos, and Advocacy’s Soundtrack – Jeff Ventrella

Workshop 30: Session VI – Intervening in Domestic or Child Abuse: Representation in the Legal System and Advising Churches for Care and Counseling – Anthony Bushnell

Workshop 31: Session VI – Ethics in Estate Planning – Professor Richard Bowser

Workshop 32: Session VI – Disruptive Technologies, Moral Hazards and Legal Uncertainty: Are legal frameworks keeping pace with profound moral and policy implications of accelerating technologies? – Rick Campanelli

Workshop 33: Session VI – Fighting Human Trafficking Through the Local Church – Raleigh Sadler

 

CLE credits will be provided for workshops that qualify, which is dependent on the rules of each accrediting state.

 

CLE CREDIT INFORMATION

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS

Workshop attendees desiring CLE credit will be required to sign in on the attendance sheet for each workshop session they attend as well as complete a Certificate of Attendance and fill out a short survey. Those licensed in multiple states should fill out a Certificate of Attendance for each state they are licensed.

States requiring providers to report credits directly should leave their certificates with the presenter at the end of the session. Those licensed in self-reporting states should take their certificates with them and report directly per their state’s instrictions.

Questions on CLE credits should be directed to Peter Smith at psmith@clsnet.org.

Please check back to this page for updates as approved course numbers will be posted as to this page below as information becomes available.


CLE INFORMATION BY STATE

Alabama

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Alaska

Alaska Bar members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in or from other states if the program has been accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction. Thus CLS does not apply directly to Alaska.

Arizona

The State Bar of Arizona does not accredit programs for the MCLE requirement. The Rules and Regulations are predicated on the assumption that attorneys can evaluate CLE activities offered based on the guidelines and report their activities by affidavit.

Arkansas

Upon receipt of a completed certificate of attendance form confirming attendance at an out-of-state continuing legal education program approved by the situs state, the attorney shall be entitled to CLE credits in Arkansas. Thus CLS does not apply directly to Arkansas.

California

CLS is an approved California MCLE provider (#3849).
As a self-reporting state, please take your attendance certificate with you.

Colorado

Submit a Colorado Affidavit form or the “Uniform Certificate of Attendance” provided by CLS along with a statement certifying that the CLE program is accredited in another mandatory CLE state. Thus CLS does not apply directly to Colorado.

Connecticut

No MCLE requirement.

Delaware

Delaware does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to Delaware State Bar for credits.

Florida

Courses approved by other state bars are generally acceptable for use toward satisfying CLE requirement but attorneys must first submit a CLE Application for Course Attendance Credit. Due to the large number of FL attorneys who attend, CLS will make application to Florida State Bar for credit as a convenience to our attendees.

Georgia

Georgia does not offer reciprocity. This program is approved in GA. Course number 217416 – 2016 Christian Legal Society National Conference.

Hawaii

Hawaiian members may claim credit for attendance at CLE programs offered in other states if the program has been accredited by another MCLE jurisdiction. Thus CLS does not apply directly to Hawaii.

Idaho

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Illinois

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS has made application to the State Bar for credits. Illinois Provider Number: CLS0001

Indiana

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Iowa

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Kansas

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Kentucky

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Louisiana

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Maine

Credit hours for activities approved by another MCLE state will be accepted for identical credit by the Board of Overseers of the Bar in Maine upon the Board’s receipt of evidence of such certification as issued by that state. Thus CLS does not apply directly to Maine.

Maryland

No Mandatory CLE Requirement

Massachusetts

No Mandatory CLE Requirement

Michigan

No Mandatory CLE Requirement

Minnesota

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Mississippi

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Missouri

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Montana

Montana will honor the approval given by other CLE jurisdictions, so if a seminar has been approved for CLE credit in the state in which it is held, there is no need to apply for approval of CLE credit in Montana. Simply attach documentation of the other state’s approval to your affidavit at the end of the reporting year. Thus CLS does not apply directly to Montana

Nebraska

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Nevada

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

New Hampshire

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

New Jersey

New Jersey attorneys who are taking courses approved for CLE by another state will receive 1:1 credit for courses approved in that jurisdiction through reciprocity. Thus CLS does not apply directly to New Jersey

New Mexico

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

New York

For courses taken outside of New York, attorneys may claim New York CLE hours if accredited in the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin. Thus CLS does not apply directly to New York.

North Carolina

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

North Dakota

Per Policy 1.14, courses sponsored by state bar associations are presumptively approved, as are courses approved by a CLE body of a state with mandatory CLE. Thus CLS does not apply directly to North Dakota.

Ohio

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Oklahoma

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Oregon

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Pennsylvania

Does not offer reciprocity. This program is accredited in PA.

Rhode Island

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

South Carolina

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

South Dakota

No Mandatory CLE Requirement

Tennessee

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Texas

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Utah

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Vermont

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Virginia

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Washington

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

West Virginia

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credits.

Wisconsin

Courses approved for CLE credit by, and attended in, any other state are deemed approved for the same number of hours and for the same purposes in Wisconsin. Thus CLS does not apply directly to Wisconsin.

Wyoming

Does not offer reciprocity. CLS will make application to the State Bar for credit if requested by any WY licensed attendees.

States directly applied: 32

States with no requirement: 5

States with reciprocity: 12

States not applied for: 1

 

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