CLS Online Gathering

Christian Legal Society is excited to offer the CLS Online Gathering, an online gathering of CLS friends with the purpose of creating community and mentorship using an online platform.

Many legal professionals have told us of their desire to have regular fellowship with other Christian lawyers, but how geography, time, or other barriers keep them from regularly attending CLS chapter meetings. We are thrilled to offer an online gathering where such issues will no longer prevent getting together with other lawyers and law students of faith and where you can be encouraged with great speakers and fellowship.

If you are already active in a local CLS chapter, you are welcome to join us, but it is our hope that you will remain actively involved in your local chapter. The CLS Online Gathering is not a CLS chapter nor is it a replacement for your local, in-person fellowship. It is intentionally designed for those who do not have easy access to a CLS chapter.

Meeting Time & "Location"

The CLS Online Gathering will be the fourth Tuesday of every other month from 1:45 to 2:45 PM EASTERN TIME unless otherwise noted.

Next Gathering: May 25, 2021, 1:45 ET

Speaker: Debbie Ausburn, attorney and author


Debbie Ausburn is a social worker turned lawyer who has worked with youth-serving organizations for more than 40 years. She spent her teen years as a summer camp counselor and during law school school worked as a group home parent. After law school, she served as a criminal prosecutor, foster parent, and litigation attorney. She now advises and defends youth-serving organizations throughout the United States in matters ranging from minor injuries to sexual abuse. She is the author of the forthcoming book Raising Other People’s Children: What Foster Parenting Taught Me about Bringing Together a Blended Family. Learn more about Debbie here. 

Topic: Raising Other People’s Children 

Where: Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 869 2901 2289
Passcode: 542608

To view past Online Gathering Webinar recordings click here

Invite Your Friends

Please feel free to forward this information to lawyers you think would enjoy attending the CLS Online Gathering. You do not need to be a member of CLS to participate. This is a great way to encourage other lawyers in their faith.

We are hoping you will make it a priority to attend the CLS Online Gathering as a way of having a regular time of fellowship with other Christian attorneys and law students, especially if you are not in a location where a local CLS chapter regularly meets. It might help change the way you feel about the practice of law.

If you are interested in the CLS Online Gathering but cannot join us, please email CLS at, so we can keep you in the loop on our upcoming plans and speakers.