CLS Los Angeles Chapter

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The Los Angeles chapter of Christian Legal Society is a recognized local chapter of the national Christian Legal Society which is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. If you're new to the website, we hope you'll take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with its contents.

Below we have information about our Board of Directors. Check out our Events subpage to see what's coming up (or what just happened).  Our Resources subpage contains information about our law student ministry and our local legal aid ministry. Our Fellowship subpage reflects opportunities for fellowship through jobs, prayer, service and local events.

We hope you'll visit us often -- both at our Website and at our events. More than visit, we hope you'll stay -- by becoming a member of Christian Legal Society. Information on joining can be obtained at the contact number below or by visiting ChristianLegalSociety.org.

2017 OFFICERS AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Arnold Barba
President
Bible Study

David Lancaster
Vice President
Bible Study, 
Law Student Ministry

Nina Levin
Secretary
Website

Jonder Ho
Bible Study,
Law Student Ministry

State
California
City
Los Angeles
President
Arnold Barba
Email
Arnold.Barba@limnexus.com

BULLETIN BOARD-JOBS, SERVICES, OPPORTUNITIES

If you have a job or other opportunity for our members, please contact us.  If you are interested in service, please consider contacting our sister organization, Christian Legal Aid-Los Angeles: www.christianlegalaid-la.org.  It provides opportunities to bring God's love and justice to the poor in Los Angeles. 

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please join us in praying for CLS members in the Los Angeles area and across the nation. Join us also in praying for our city, our state and our nation. "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance." Psalm 33:12 

SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND ENCOURAGEMENT

"Pray without ceasing." 1 Thess. 5:17

"But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream." Amos 5:24

PHOTOS & NEWS FOR LOS ANGELES

Submit your bulletin board entries, prayer requests, scriptures, photos and news for inclusion in the fellowship page to Nina Levin: Nina.Levin@jud.ca.gov

LAW STUDENT MINISTRY 

Our Law Student Ministry currently includes law students at Loyola, Pepperdine, Southwestern, UCLA, and USC.  Each chapter has a student leader and attorney advisor, and some also have a faculty sponsor.  Board members Brian Fahy and Gary Maeder coordinate the Law Student Ministry.

Each chapter holds its own events for its members, such as weekly meetings or Bible studies.  In addition, CLS Los Angeles holds one or more events throughout the year for all the chapters, allowing students from different schools to meet and fellowship with one another.  Such events have included panel discussions with local attorneys on job search strategies and a beach bonfire.

We are looking for students, attorneys and faculty interested in starting a CLS chapter at West Los Angeles College of Law.  We also are looking for faculty sponsors for the chapters at Southwestern, UCLA and USC.  If you’re interested in getting involved in the Law Student Ministry, please contact Brian.Fahy@jacksonlewis.com or gmaeder@mofo.com.

LEGAL AID MINISTRY

We have started a Legal Aid Ministry in Los Angeles. Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles is working in conjunction with Catholic Charities to hold legal aid clinics once a month for low income people with legal problems. It provides legal and spiritual counseling and referrals for those needing additional legal assistance. If you are interested in participating, contact President Patricia Oliver: christianlegalaid@yahoo.com. If you are interested in participating, check out their website: http://www.cla-la.org.

Monthly Bible Study

Our monthly Bible study, discussion and fellowship is held from noon to 1:00 on the fourth Tuesday of the month at the offices of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP, 555 South Flower Street, Suite 2900, Los Angeles, 90071.  Bring your own Bible and lunch.  Notice of the monthly Bible study includes the topic for the month, which often focuses on some aspect of facilitating the integration of our faith and practice.  Recent topics have included the following:

•The Exquisite Blessing of Hardship

•The Bible and Voting for our Next President

•What is Truth?  John 18:38

•Peace on Earth: The Advent and God’s Promise of Peace in the Midst of Turbulent Times

For more information, please contact Nina Levin:
clsla.email@juno.com

Notice of Upcoming Events in Los Angeles

Notice of all upcoming events is sent out by e-mail.  To be put on the e-mail list, please contact Nina Levin: clsla.email@juno.com.  Please note that we do not share our e-mail list with any organization other than the national Christian Legal Society.