Christian Legal Society

CLS is a national non-denominational membership organization of attorneys, judges, law professors, and law students, working in association with others, to follow Jesus' command "to do justice with the love of God." (Luke 11:42; Matthew 23:23).

Founded in the Chicago area in 1961 by four lawyers who met to pray together at an American Bar Association Convention in 1959, the Christian Legal Society is today a wholly religious not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Illinois corporation with its principal place of business now in Annandale, Virginia (a suburb of Washington, D.C.).

Acting through its national staff, its member volunteers, its attorneys, and the law student chapters, the Society's mission is to identify, equip and mobilize "a national grassroots network of lawyers and law students committed to proclaiming, loving and serving Jesus Christ, through all we do in the practice of law, and by advocating biblical conflict reconciliation, public justice, religious freedom and the sanctity of human life."

The Cumberland Chapter is very active in many activities that serve the student body through fellowship, community service, scholastic and career development.

David M. Smolin
President Heather Carter
Vice President Chip Manush
Secretary Wynn Smythe
Treasurer David Trice
Chaplain Matthew Neely
Community Service Chair Sandy Hendrix


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