CLS San Diego Chapter

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Thank you for visiting the CLS San Diego Chapter page. Please check the fellowship link for our meeting information.  

State
California
City
San Diego
President
Miles Lawrence
Email
miles@ltslaw.net
   

2020 San Diego Chapter Calendar:

Temporary Suspension of Activities during Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: The following activities will be reschedule at a future date.

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 Rae's Cafe, La Mesa
  • Downtown/South Bay - David Florence
    • Breakfast Meeting last Tuesday of each month from 7:30 a..m. - 8:15 a..m.
    • Location: Specialty's Cafe at 101 W Broadway, SD
    • Law students are encouraged to attend!
    • Contact David Florence for More Details ((619)-627-7015).
  • Cal Western School of Law - President Michael Kuo (mskuo@law.cwsl.edu; 831-566-0363). Contact him for dates and details for meetings at CWLS.
    • Attorneys are invited to attend for added support and mentorship encouragement to the CLS law students.
    • Faculty advisor is Leslie Culver (LCulver@CWSL.edu).
  • Univ. of San Diego School of Law - Co-Presidents Maryam Atty (matty@SanDiego.edu; 619-971-9477) and Stefan Seper (sseper@SanDiego.Edu; 619-218-9432)
    • Contact either of the Co-President's 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 (LLane@SanDiego.edu).

Volunteer with Christian Legal Aid in 2020 and Read their Update

Please consider contacting San Diego Christian Legal Aid president Jerry Hansen (www.sdclegalaid.org; (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.  Contact CLA President Jerry Hansen for the latest update on the ministry.


2019 Recap

Previously: January was MCLE month with Wendy Patrick presenting 1 hr Ethics; February was the CLS SW Regional Retreat featuring "The Lawyers Calling: Work & Rest i God's Kingdom"; February CWSL Paul Jonna presentation; March CWSL Wendy Patrick presentation.Kent Porter on Fix Frustration.During May, Robert Bornholf shared about the incredible prison ministry God has called him and lawyers to. July summer social hosted by Victor Orsatti; September renown retired Deputy DA in charge of SD Elder Abuse Unit Paul Greenwood updated us on Elder Law issues. October was National CLS conference in Chicago.; November was SCOTUS Religious Liberties update with Dean Broyles.

 

 

   

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

 

 

HAPPY  NEW YEAR CLS-SD COMMUNITY

The CLS Mission is to be the national grassroots network of lawyers and law students, associated with others, committed to proclaiming, loving and serving Jesus Christ, through all we do and say in the practice of law, and advocating biblical conflict reconciliation, public justice, religious freedom and the sanctity of human life. In furtherance of this CLS Mission, the goals of this Chapter are the mutual support and encouragement, fellowship and spiritual growth of lawyers, judges, law professors and law students who identify themselves as followers of Jesus Christ, in order to more faithfully live out that commitment in their personal and professional lives. Please contact the listed Officer/Director elects and Sub-Region leaders identified in this announcement with questions.

San Diego CLS Chapter Calendar:2022 

  • MCLE 1 hour Ethics presentation by Wendy L. Patrick JD, MDiv, PhD on January 7, 2022 @ 4pm via Zoom titled "Conduct Unbecoming: Personal Life, Professional Ethics" . RSVP to Miles@LTSLAW.Net to register.
  • CLS National Online Gathering Tuesday January 25, 2022 from 10:45AM to 11:45AM. Registration at www.christianlegalsocity.org.
  • MCLE 1 hour ADR-Christian Conciliation-Conflict Resolution  presentation February2, 2022 starting at 6-8 PM by Attorney's Harold Coleman, Jr and Matthew Argue hosted by USD Law School CLS Student Chapter. This workshop is Gospel centered and practical for every Christian interested in the law. RSVP for details and to register.
  • CLS Southwestern Regional Retreat set for March 4 to 6, 2022 at the Double Tree Suites by Hilton Hotel Dohney Park - Dan Point. This is a great time to gather together especially if you weren't able to attend the CLS National Conference in San Antonio last month. RSVP for details and to register.
  • CLS Summer Social hosted by Victor Orsatti in July (date/time TBD).
  • CLS National Conference set for October 6-9, 2022 in Newport Beach, CA. Save the Date!
  • Additional presentations/events being planned including featuring CLS-SD Attorney Chapter members based on practice area.

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 below listed regional 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 Panera Bread located at 2521 Palomar Airport Road, Carlsbad
    • Contact Miles to confirm details. Co-lead by Guy McRoskey and Jerry Hansen
  • Carmel Valley/Del Mar - Merilyn Steele (760-845-9999) 
    • 3rd Thursday monthly, 7:30-8:45 a.m.
    • Broken Yolk-Del Mar (I-5 and Del Mar Heights Road- West of freeway)
    • No-host breakfast/coffee, fellowship
  • East County Inland -
    • Breakfast/Lunch meetings planned to resume in 2022 and lead by Garrison “Bud” Klueck and Jashauna Adams. For more information email Garrison@FamilyLawSanDiego.com or call 619-448-6500.
    • A new fellowship gathering for law students and new lawyers lead by Paulina Belovarski who can be reached at PaulinaBelovarski@gmail.com or call 805-455-6410.
  • Cal Western School of Law Student Chapter- 
    • lead by Brooke Hickerson and Jennifer Menjivar; For more information email BLHickerson@law.cwsl.edu;
    • Attorneys are invited to attend for added support and mentorship encouragement to the CLS law students.
  • Univ. of San Diego School of Law Student Chapter- 
    • lead by student Co-Presidents Elizabeth Buckle and Noushka Khatchatrian 
    • For more information email USDChristianLegal@gmail.com
    • Attorneys are invited to attend for added support and mentorship encouragement to the CLS law students.
  • CLS-SD Attorney Board Member Michael Kuo oversees and coordinates with our local CLS Law Student Chapters. For more information he can be reached at Michael.S.Kuo@gmail.com or 831-566-0363.

Volunteer with Christian Legal Aid in 2021-22 and Read their Update

Please consider contacting San Diego Christian Legal Aid president Jerry Hansen (www.sdclegalaid.org; (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.  Contact CLA President Jerry Hansen for the latest update on the ministry.
 

LOCATION: Monthly meeting fellowship TBD per schedule.

RSVP Miles@LTSLAW.Net

 

 

2021 Events:  During 2021, we relaunched all county gatherings while continuing with sub-region gatherings. Many thanks to Attorney Dean Broyles for his 10-21-21 MCLE presentation hosted by USD Law School CLS Student Chapter on SCOTUS Religious Liberties update. Also, the Christmas Social hosted by immediate past President Miles Lawrence enjoyed the fellowship attendance of 25 including delicious food and worship lead by Team Satterfield. 

 

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 Conferences and Regional Retreats in 2022. Towards that end we have set up a LawPay merchant account to accept tax deductible credit card donations at https://secure.lawpay.com/pages/christian-legal-society-san-diego-chapter/operating. 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.

Prayerfully consider circulating this message and invitation to all attorney's and law students in your circle of relationships and join your CLS-SD community as we seek to foster spiritual development and compassionate outreach while integrating faith with vocation. CLS leadership is a privilege and if God is calling you in this way, contact your CLS-SD Attorney Board to inquire for openings to serve. Meanwhile, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ encourages all of us to "Stand Firm in the True Grace of God" ..1 Peter 5:12.
                                                         Sincerely yours in Christ,
 
                                                          CLS-SD new 2022 Attorney Board
*Paulina Belovarski
*Garrison "Bud" Klueck
*Michael Kuo
*Jashauna Adams
(immediate Past President Miles Lawrence as Director Emeritus)


 

Location TBD. RSVP Miles@LTSLAW.Net