Christian Legal Fellowship (CLF) is a national charitable association that exists to serve the legal profession by deepening and strengthening the spiritual life of its members, and to encourage and facilitate among Christians in the vocation of law the integration of a biblical faith with contemporary legal, moral, social and political issues. CLF also serves the broader Christian community by upholding Judeo-Christian values through court interventions and parliamentary consultations. The CLF’s membership consists of nearly 600 lawyers, law students, professors, and others who support its work. It has 14 chapters in cities across Canada and student chapters in most Canadian law schools. While having no direct denominational affiliation, CLF’s members represent more than 30 Christian denominations working in association together.
Our french group, Alliance des chretiens en droit is already recognised by the courts in Quebec.
"Attendu que le Canada est fondé sur des principes qui reconnaissent la suprématie de Dieu et la primauté du droit" Charte Canadienne des Droits et Libertes
In the beginning: The idea of CLF was formed after a student conference at Western University organized by current CLF Director of Student Ministries Cal Beresh. CLF was then incorporated in 1978 by current President and Chariman of the board Paul Mack and others, out of the conviction that the vocation of law is a calling from God. With God's calling comes the responsibility and stewardship of integrating Christian faith and law. As Christian lawyers, law students, legal professionals and interested friends, we recognize the privilege and responsibility of joining together as a national voice to affirm our Christian convictions and the Judeo-Christian root of our modern day laws and legal system.
“CLF is dedicated to uniting Christians involved in the administration, practice, teaching and study of law by:
Supporting their efforts to love and serve Jesus Christ; and by
Equipping and motivating them to advocate for justice and religious freedom.
CLF is dedicated to serving the body of Christ by:
Informing the Christian community about legal issues affecting them; and by Advocating a Biblical Judeo-Christian worldview of law and Justice in the public sphere.”