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!


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David Nammo
Executive Director and CEO, Christian Legal Society

Topics:

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

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Kim Colby
Director, Center for Law and Religious Freedom

Topics:

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

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Ken Liu 
Director, Christian Legal Aid Ministries

Topics:

  • 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

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Lakuita Bittle
Director, Attorney Ministries

Topics:

  • 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

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Anton Sorkin
Director of Law Student Ministries

Topics:

  • 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

Topics:

  • 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.

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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

Topics:

  • 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!