CLS Orange County Chapter


The Orange County Chapter of CLS is a recognized local chapter of Christian Legal Society. CLS is the oldest, largest, nondenominational membership organization of Christian attorneys, judges and law students in the United States.  Beginning in law school and throughout their legal careers, members enjoy lifelong friendships and professional relationships, as well as resources and training that enrich their professional and spiritual lives.

Beyond the personal benefits, members appreciate that they are a vital part of a ministry that has enormous eternal significance. CLS is dedicated to assisting and encouraging lawyers and law students to integrate matters of law and faith, to provide high quality Christian legal services and lawyer referrals for the glory of God, and to serve both those within and those outside the Christian church. CLS Attorneys practice in all 50 states, in over 1,100 cities, and in 28 foreign countries, working alongside and in association with thousands of supportive lay people, some of whom are also associate members of CLS.

Orange County
Kelli Marsh

Attorney Fellowship Meetings and Events

The Orange County Chapter of CLS meets once a month in varying locales. The Orange County Chapter of CLS seeks to provide consistent and ongoing fellowship opportunities for attorneys in order to encourage spiritual growth and mutual accountability, and to actively integrate our faith with the honorable practice of law. Events include fellowship, in-depth Bible studies and discussions relevant to Christian attorneys. Guest speakers are frequently hosted on a variety of law-related topics. We often provide a lunch at Trinity Law School in Santa Ana. We also host various social events such as an annual Christmas party, mixers, and the occasional family beach bonfire. Please e-mail us to be added to our e-mail list to get notifications of all upcoming events. You can also follow us on Facebook by looking us up as "Christian Legal Society Orange County".

National CLS Membership Benefits 

CLS Members enjoy many benefits, including a national CLS fellowship network connection with 38 other regional Chapters, national Attorney Referrals, CLS Ministry updates, quarterly Christian Lawyer Magazine, staff support, spiritual support, Bible Study and discipleship resources, business discounts, travel discounts, and much more.

Click here for a detailed description of CLS membership benefits or to join Christian Legal Society. 

Connecting with and Ministering to Law Students

Law Student Ministries is one of the four national ministries of Christian Legal Society. LSM seeks to provide encouragement and support to Christian law student groups on more than 150 law school campuses and at a handful of strategic Christian colleges.  In carrying out this mission, LSM affirms that the Lord, "a God of justice" (Isa. 30:18), is the supreme lawgiver and that His "higher" law serves as an immutable standard by which to assess human "positive" law.

CLS Law Student chapter groups are distinct from CLS Attorney chapters.  The below details are for informational purposes only, and the San Diego Chapter of Christian Legal Society has not independently verified the following information regarding CLS student chapters.  For more information on each distinct student chapter, please contact their chapter leaders below:


University of San Diego School of Law                                                    
Contact: Benjamin Schwefel        
California Western School of Law      
Contact: Kirk Carson        
Thomas Jefferson School of Law     Click here to visit TJSL  
University of California, Irvine School of Law     Click here to visit UCI  









We are having a Summer Soiree with CLS on Saturday, June 11 at 6 p.m. in Laguna Niguel. Heavy appetizers provided. Email for details. 


Our board wants to pray for you. We know this is a tough time for many reasons. We are all facing different trials. Please contact any one of us if you'd like prayer.