Speakers’ Bureau

If you would like to have any of these speakers at your chapter or community event, please contact clshq@clsnet.org. All speakers are available via Zoom!


David Nammo
Executive Director and CEO, Christian Legal Society


  • Religious Freedom is Not Free
  • Lessons from Babylon
  • God’s Priorities for Christian Attorneys
  • CLS – Past, Present, Future
  • Lawyers and Discipleship
  • The Good Samaritan


Kim Colby
Director, Center for Law and Religious Freedom


  • The Supreme Court
  • Religious Freedom
  • Legislation and Faith-Based Organizations
  • Law and Freedom


Ken Liu 
Director, Christian Legal Aid Ministries


  • Biblical Call to Justice for the Poor
  • Introduction to Christian Legal Aid
  • The Call to Serve the Poor
  • How the Lord Called Me to Legal Aid Ministry
  • The Least of These—and How Attorneys Can Help Them


Lakuita Bittle
Director, Attorney Ministries


  • Understanding God’s Purpose and Calling for Your Life as an Attorney
  • Navigating Life as a First-Generation Law Student or Attorney
  • When God Calls You to Something New in Your Career
  • How to be a Passionate Litigator with Integrity in the Courtroom
  • Managing Work Life Balance as a Litigator
  • Using your Faith to Manage Stress
  • Life as a Black Prosecutor
  • Being a Servant Leader in the Workplace
  • Working in Government or Public Service as a Christian Attorney
  • Using your Tests to Develop Your Testimony
  • Overcoming Obstacles as a Law Student and Attorney
  • Engaging Attorneys in your Local Chapter
  • How to Be an Effective Advocate as a Christian in Law School
  • Light in the Midst of Darkness


Anton Sorkin
Director of Law Student Ministries


  • Building Community in the University Setting
  • ​​​​​​​Public Engagement and Christian Witness
  • History of the Church in America
  • New Testament Theology
  • ​​​​​​​Religious Accommodation under Title VII

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Reed Smith
Director of Litigation, Center for Law and Religious Freedom


  • Religious Freedom Update:  Discussing religious freedom cases that are currently pending or recently decided and their impact of religious freedom issues.
  • Model Rule 8.4(g) – Saving the World from Attorneys, One Offensive Statement at a Time. The American Bar Association has adopted Model Rule 8.4(g) to protect against sexual harassment and illegal discrimination. However, the rule as passed includes a number of provisions that unconstitutionally and imprudently infringe on the rights of attorneys. The Rule has been rejected by numerous states for this reason and at least 5 state attorneys general have stated that the rule is unconstitutional as written. This seminar discusses Model Rule 8.4(g) and the many problems that would come with adoption by the States.


Brent Amato
Chicago Attorney and Law Student Field Staff, former President of the Board, Christian Legal Society

Topics for Law Students:

  • “How to pass a Final Exam and grow closer to God” - A strategy to deal with a student’s fears during exams and actually receive a spiritual blessing
  • “So You’re a Christian Who Happens to be a Law Student” - A look at calling and law school for the Christian
  • “Peacemaking 101” - An introduction to Christian Conciliation
  • “‘Follow Me’” - Jesus’ call to the law student

Topics for Attorneys:

  • "Vocational Victory" (Excerpts) - Principles and personal testimony on the integration of faith and practice
  • "The Confessions of a Pharisee” - How legal training and practice can be toxic to your spirituality
  • “Are you a Healthy Lawyer?” - A diagnostic inventory of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health
  • “Serpents, Doves and Lawyers” - What to do with Matthew 10:16?
  • "Can I introduce you to Zenas?” Titus 3:13-14

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Ken Sande
Founder of Peacemaker Ministries and Relational Wisdom 360


  • Emotional intelligence for Attorneys (Relational skills that can improve your practice, marriage and parenting; 28 page handout)
  • Leading Christians Through Conflict (Introduction to personal peacemaking, conflict coaching, mediation and arbitration; 70 page handout)
  • The Remarkable Relational Skills of Lincoln and Reagan (Inspiring examples of relational skills that preserved our country and ended the cold war)
  • The Best Negotiators in the Bible (What attorneys can learn from a woman who out-negotiated 400 armed me, a slave who altered deadly policies in the most oppressive kingdom of his day, and the Son who saved the world) 
  • The Three P’s of Satisfaction (Three keys to effective mediation, whether in a lawsuit, with a church committee or a teenager who is pushing the limits)
  • A Lost Baby, $200M Lawsuit and an Astonishing Reconciliation (How biblical peacemaking settled the largest lawsuit ever submitted to Peacemaker Ministries)
  • Reconciled by a Baby Moose (How God used a Christian conciliator, a passage in the bible and a baby moose to settle a lawsuit and reconcile two embittered friends)
  • Asking Parents to Give Up Their Keys (If you can persuade an elderly parent to willingly give up driving, you can negotiate anything!)
  • A Better Way to Handle Abuse (Child sexual abuse in a church is the “nightmare case” of every Christian conciliator, but handled correctly, these situations can end in peace, healing and praise to God)
  • If Your Enemy Needs Electricity (How God brought an attorney to the end of his wits and then used an electrical blackout and an aquarium to settle a property dispute)

When physical meetings are allowed again, some of these topics can be combined into a 3 hour CLE presentation.

If you would like to have any of these speakers at your chapter or community event, please contact clshq@clsnet.org. All speakers are available via Zoom!