CLS San Diego Chapter


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San Diego
Miles Lawrence
Phone Number
(760) 438-4030

CLS-SD 2018-2019 Calendar Announcement

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2018-2019 San Diego Chapter Calendar:


September 26, 2019 Elder Law update at Mimi's Cafe by Paul Greenwood who recently retired as Deputy DA in charge of the San Diego Elder Abuse Unit.

October 31-Nov.3,2019  CLS National Conference in Chicago, IL at Westin Michigan Ave.

December 2019 ... CLS-SD Christmas celebration dinner social.

Chapter Bulletins:

Find the Regional Gathering Taking Place Nearest to Work or Home!

Lawyers and law students, please join a regional monthly gathering, or get more info about the meetings taking place, to connect with the facilitating attorney in the area near your work or home:

  • North County Coastal - Miles Lawrence - (760) 438-4030 ext 301
    • 2nd Fridays monthly, 7 to 8 AM
    • Breakfast, devotional and fellowship at Corner Bakery Café 5617 Paseo Del Norte Ste. 110, Carlsbad
    • Contact Miles to confirm details. Co-lead by Guy McRoskey and Jerry Hansen
  • North County Inland - John Yphantides & Jim Jeffries
    • Contact John for details (760-738-1328).
  • Carmel Valley/Del Mar - Merilyn Steele (760-845-9999) & Rob Reynolds
  • East County - Jenifer Swanson (619-299-0776) & Bud Klueck
    • 3rd Wednesday monthly 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    • No-host breakfast at the Omlette Factory, La Mesa
  • Downtown/South Bay - David Florence
    • Meeting last Tuesday of each month from 12p.m. - 1 p.m.
    • Location: Pinzimini restaurant (ground floor Westin Hotel at Horton Plaza at 910 Broadway Circle)
    • Law students are encouraged to attend!
    • Contact David Florence for More Details ((619)-627-7015).
  • Cal Western School of Law - President Jonathan Esparza (909-204-1640) and Community Liaison Irving Partida (858-663-4732)
    • Contact Officers Jonathan and Irving for details about meeting times and locations.
    • Attorneys are invited to attend for added support and mentorship encouragement to the CLS law students.
    • Faculty advisor is Leslie Culver (
  • Univ. of San Diego School of Law - Co-Presidents John Mysliwiec (; 703-597-9145) and Paulina King.
    • Contact Co-President Mysliwiec for details on meeting times and locations at the law school.
    • Attorneys are invited to attend for added support and mentorship encouragement to the CLS law students.
    • Faculty advisor is Linda Lane (

Volunteer with Christian Legal Aid in 2019 and Read their Update

Please consider contacting San Diego Christian Legal Aid president Jerry Hansen (; (760) 458-3640) to learn more about legal service opportunities in our community. SDCLA is expanding around the county as God responds to the needs of the indigent through the time, talent, treasure and prayers of the CLS community. Click here to view the latest update from CLA Present, Jerry Hansen.

*********2018 Recap of January thru November for CLS-SD******************


Previously: January was MCLE kick-off month with our own renown presenter Wendy Patrick. During February CLS National Executive Director David Nammo was in town and visited our USD and Cal Western student chapters. During March Attorney Jerry Hansen as President of San Diego Christian Legal Aid presented at Cal Western School of Law. The USD law school student CLS chapter hosted a student-attorney mixer. June Matt Argue of ICC presented on Biblical Peacemaking and the Institute of Christian Conciliation. August Larry Dershem of National Law Center for Children & Families presented on Human Trafficking and legal Internship opportunities for law students. September: All SoCal CLS chapters enjoyed a delicious BBQ hosted by Dran and Dean Reese with special guest, David Nammo, CLS National Executive Director.October CLS National Conference in Florida Oct 11-14; Wendy Patrick 1 HR Ethics MCLE event 10-25-18 titled "Apologetic s for Lawyers as evidenced based professionals." November featured Dean Broyles on "The Future of Religious Liberty and Freedom of Spoech after Masterpiece Cakeshop and NIFLA v. Becerra".

Join the Bi-Monthly Mira Mesa Mimi's Cafe Dinner Meeting Fellowship located at:

Mimi's Cafe
10788 Westview Pkwy
San Diego, CA 92126

RSVP MLawrence@LECProfGroup.Com



MERRY CHRISTMAS: As each of us just celebrated Thanksgiving and now look forward to celebrating Christmas, and our Lord's Advent, your CLS-SD Attorney Board wishes to remind you of how thankful we are for each of you relative to your participation in the Gospel during 2018. Each year we are grateful for all that our Lord accomplishes through each of you, working and studying in the legal profession, being shinning lights of His glory and for His honor. The good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ is indeed the power of God for salvation to all who believe, transforming our lives as we grow in the knowledge and grace of God by faith. We pray that the peace of God comforts you as you spend time with family and friends.

Please consider a donation to the CLS-SD attorney treasury to raise funds to help encourage CLS-SD attorneys and sponsor as many CLS-SD law students to attend the National Conference in Chicago, ILL October 2019. Towards that end we have set up a LawPay merchant account to accept tax deductible credit card donations at With prayerful consideration we thank you in advance for any monthly or one-time donations to help towards this worthy cause of investing in the CLS Attorney leaders of the future.

Feel free to circulate this message and invitation to all attorney's and law students in your circle of influence and join your CLS-SD community as we seek to foster spiritual development and compassionate outreach while integrating faith with vocation. Following the Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling by the Supreme Court June 2018, we are all reminded to show deference and respect to all as we pursue justice, love mercy and walk humbly with our God. May we be known as ambassadors of the Gospel of Grace.
Sincerely yours in Christ,

CLS-SD Attorney Board

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For more information contact Miles Lawrence 760.438.4030 Ext 301

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Our Law School Faculty Liaison:

Linda L. Lane
Annsley and George Strong Professor-In-Residence for Trial Advocacy
University of San Diego School of Law