We are Anglican followers of Jesus Christ seeking to practice law
as Jesus would if he were in our shoes.

As Chancellors (Anglican lawyers) of the Province, dioceses and local congregations, we share a special interest in the legal challenges facing the Church and its mission in today’s culture. We meet to discuss these challenges, share ideas, resources, and best practices and support and pray for each other. We gather annually at the Provincial meetings of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), at the annual meeting of the Christian Legal Society (CLS), and by video as needed. Our network is open to non-lawyers (e.g. Bishops, Canons to the Ordinary, and others) who share our interest in canon law and religious liberty.

Resources from our Annual Meeting:
Contemporary Issues in Canon Law

This year’s annual gathering of the Anglican Legal Society (ALS) aimed to strengthen a network of biblically-faithful attorneys to serve the ACNA and its congregations, facilitate communication between members, share best practices, and develop strategies for protecting our religious freedoms at every level of the Church. Participants were encouraged to “bring” their lunch to the introductory breakout sessions with like-minded attorneys on Zoom. Sessions included panel presentations on Title IV Ecclesiastical Discipline, the implications of the ABA Model Rule 8.4G for Christian attorneys, and paper presentations covering a variety of topics pertinent to our constitutions and canons. We have been able to post segments of the meeting below.

If you would like more information on the Anglican Legal Society or would like to join please email Canon Phil Ashey at pashey@americananglican.org.

The Vision of the Anglican Legal Society – Canon Phil Ashey

Title IV of the ACNA Canons – Scott Ward, Esq.