Held on February 25, 2014.
“Agents of Reconciliation: Exploring A Redemptive Vision for Law”
In the Summer of 2013, a group of leading legal scholars published the landmark statement, “Evangelicals and Catholics Together on Law: The Lord of Heaven and Earth.” The statement combines the best of evangelical and catholic theological thinking about law, justice, and social & political authority in light of biblical revelation. Yet what does the statement mean for lawyers in their day-to-day practices? What is good about the law that lawyers should uphold, and what is broken that needs healing? And what kind of counter-cultural legal policies or practices might be called for?
Michael Schutt, author of Redeeming Law: Christian Calling and the Legal Profession (IVP Academic, 2007) and Director of the Institute for Christian Legal Studies at Regent University, discussed the “The Lord of Heaven and Earth” its practical implications for a wide range of legal practices today. Time for small group discussion immediately following his presentation, and then a panel discussion on “Renewed Practices for the Christian Lawyer,” and a special presentation on “Access to Justice.”
“Renewed Practices for the Christian Lawyer”
What kinds of counter-cultural practices are called for from Christian lawyers? This panel discussion explored the practical action steps that can be taken by both catholic and evangelical lawyers committed to serving God through their vocations.
“Access to Justice”
A special presentation from Steve Thompson, Executive Director of the Justice and Mercy Legal Aid Clinic (JAMLAC), on the topic of access to legal representation and the legal system in a just society.