Christian Legal Society

The Christian Legal Society is a membership organization which consists of a nationwide network of attorneys, judges, law professors and law students. The Society exists to assist its members to integrate an active and committed Christian faith with their calling to serve our Lord and God in the legal profession.

When our Lord Jesus Christ called disciples to have a personal relationship with him, he called them into a community of believers. Paul the Apostle, who was a zealous lawyer before his conversion, wrote of his desire to visit the Christians in Rome, so that by his presence, “I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established–that is, that I may be encouraged together with you by the mutual faith both of you and me.” Romans 1:11-12. We are members of our different and various churches were we worship and serve God, and we are members of Christian Legal Society where we seek as attorneys to be “Doing Justice with the Love of God.”

Christian Legal Society members’ involvements include banding together in local chapters for prayer and fellowship with other CLS members, attendance at regional and national CLS conferences as a way to network with Christian lawyers beyond the local area, religious freedom defense through the work of the Center for Law and Religious Freedom, legal aid for the needy, peace-making & reconciliation, and ministry and mentoring to law students.

Locally we have a monthly breakfast meeting on the first Thursday of each month from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in downtown Syracuse where we pray, read scripture, and assist one another in our walk of faith in Christ.

If you are an attorney, judge, law professor or law student wanting more information about CLS, click on the Christian Legal Society hyperlink to access our national web site, or click on the Upstate New York membership director Raymond Dague and send a e-mail, or call our office at (315) 422-2052 to talk with us to learn more.