Speak out for those who cannot speak, for the rights of all the destitute.
Speak out, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
- Proverbs 31:8-9
Welcome, we've been praying for you! We're glad that you have an interest in following God's command to serving those in need of legal assistance.
Serve in a local CLA clinic
If you are interested in serving in an existing Christian Legal Aid (CLA) program, search our Christian Legal Aid Clinic Directory to see if there is a program near you. Don't let your lack of experience in poverty law issues deter you from serving. By virtue of having three years of law school training, you have a lot more legal knowledge and skills than the clients who need your help! The majority of Christian Legal Aid volunteers start with no experience in the areas of law in which clients need help, but merely begin with an eagerness to learn. As a lawyer, you have a fundamental understanding of the law and the tools to find the right answers. Please contact a CLA clinic near you to learn how you can serve.
Start a new CLA clinic
If there is no existing CLA program in your community, consider starting one! Starting a clinic just requires a small group of committed attorneys (and other volunteers) who have a vision for serving the needy with their legal skills. If you are interested in starting a program, review the following document for guidance on starting a new CLA program: Christian Legal Aid Introductory Manual (PDF).
E-mail us at CLA@clsnet.org with any questions and to let us know of your interest. We are here to help you!
Biblical Call to Justice for the Poor
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Support Christian Legal Aid
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