OCTOBER 6-9, 2022

Seeking His Kingdom


Church & Ministry General Counsel Forum

The Church & Ministry General Counsel Forum at the CLS National Conference is an opportunity for general counsel of Christ-centered churches and ministries to interact and learn from each other. During this extended session, you’ll be an active participant, both sharing your legal challenges and hearing how your peers have addressed similar issues. Here you’ll find a friendly place to tell your stories and listen to the stories of other general counsel. Find out what works and doesn’t work and hear about both the successful things you can do in your ministry and what traps led to setbacks that you’ll want to avoid. It’s also a chance to create relationships with like-minded general counsel who could become both friends and resources in the future.

The General Counsel Forum is open to general counsel of churches and ministries. It is also open to attorneys practicing in law firms who serve as general counsel for a church or ministry. The General Counsel Forum will run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm on Thursday, October 6, and will include CLE credits. When you register for the conference, you’ll be given the opportunity to select the General Counsel Forum. There is an additional cost of $75, which includes lunch.

9:30 am Gathering and introductions
10:00 – 10:45 am Main Session 1 – “Top Minsitry Legal Trends”
Steve Case
10:50 – 11:30 am Breakouts A/B
11:35 am Main Session 2 – “Recent Developments in Finance and Legislation
Michael Martin
12:20 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:15 pm Main Session 3 – “Beyond Litigation: Mediation, Restorative Justice, and Other Vital Tools to Address Conflict”
Kellye Fabian Story and Ken Sande
2:20 pm Breakouts C/D
3:00 pm Wrap-up, including reports from breakout sessions

Baptist Fellowship Breakfast

Saturday, October 8, 2022
8:30-9:30 AM
Marea Terrace
Sponsored by the Southern Baptist Foundation

Join fellow Baptists for a time of fellowship and connection over breakfast Saturday morning. 


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Christian Legal Aid Summit

National Law Student Convention

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