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Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Academy
The Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Academy is a world-class program that seamlessly combines unmatched legal training with an unwavering commitment to Christian principles. Whatever your area of practice, the Legal Academy will equip you to effectively advocate for religious liberty, the sanctity of life, and marriage and family. In most cases, the training includes 12-15 hours of high-quality CLE, focused on these crucial issues.* Your participation will also enable—and inspire—you to become part of an ever-expanding global movement to transform our legal culture.
The Legal Academy brings together like-minded attorneys from around the globe, thriving in all areas of private practice and public service. As a Legal Academy participant, you will engage with renowned faculty and participate in a scholarly examination of issues such as natural law principles, constitutional jurisprudence, and worldview development. Daily worship and devotions will reinforce the importance of your core beliefs to your practice of law.
To date, nearly 1,800 lawyers have participated in this unique training program. We hope you will join us at the next Alliance Defending Freedom Academy, on July 5-9, 2015, in Southern California.
Admission to the Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Academy is competitive. If you are selected to participate, Alliance Defending Freedom will underwrite the cost of your airfare, lodging, materials, and most meals. Your completed application must be submitted by April 24, 2015.
* The CLE portions of the Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Academy are made available to all members of the legal community. Attendees of the CLE portions who are not admitted to the Legal Academy pay all of their own expenses, plus a registration fee. If you are interested in the CLE-only component, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Academy (International)
Applications for the 2015 International Legal Academy are no longer being accepted.
- Other Ways to Join Our Network
- Allied Attorney
An attorney who is aligned with the mission of Alliance Defending Freedom and who has completed the application process, which includes providing letters of recommendation and agreeing to our statement of faith. Allied Attorneys have access to resources, materials, discussion groups, and referrals as displayed on the chart below. Allied Attorneys are encouraged to do and report pro bono work and to apply to attend the Alliance Defending Freedom Legal Academy.
- Volunteer Attorney
An attorney who is willing to work with Alliance Defending Freedom on a particular case or issue. As a volunteer attorney, you are not required to sign the statement of faith, nor must you agree with Alliance Defending Freedom on all of its core issues. Volunteers have limited access to resources, generally limited to the particular case or issue with which they are involved.
- Allied Attorney
- Benefits Based on Involvement How do the benefits change based on the level of involvement? See our comparison chart:
Benefits Volunteer Allied Attorney Alumni Attorney Honor Corps Pro bono opportunities and referrals X X X X Regional Legal Academy invitiations X X X X Allied successes email list X X X X Online resources X X X Google Groups X X X Job / resume posting X X X Attorney referral network X X Webinars X X Confidential updates / presentations X X Free Regional Academy attendance X Eligible for recognition awards X Eligible for special Academy invitations X