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.
Ministry to the Sojourner Among Us
A high level overview of US Immigration Law and Policy, which provides a brief tutorial designed for lawyers or those interested in the Anglican Legal Society in immigration law. We want to help lawyers take on pro bono cases within our ACNA legal aid clinics or to do research or be available for consultation. This is for those interested and who may want to hear more from The Revs. Robert “Rusty” DeMoss and Jeff Weber, both lawyers specializing in immigration legal aid and on the board of Anglican Immigrant Ministries. If you would like more information on the Anglican Legal Society or would like to join please email Canon Phil Ashey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Robert L. DeMoss II practices exclusively immigration law with Seyfarth Shaw LLP in Atlanta. He is an ordained ACNA priest and assists at Christ Church of Atlanta as well. “Rusty” is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Florida Bar. He is featured in Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration and serves in national liaison with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Fr. Rusty is on the Board of Anglican Immigrant Ministries, part of the Matthew 25 initiative of the ACNA, which serves to guide, connect and equip ACNA congregations for immigrant ministry, especially immigration legal aid clinics. He also serves as Chancellor for the Anglican Diocese of the South.
The Rev. Jeff Weber is an ordained Anglican Priest with a passion for helping the church connect and reach the global diaspora community. In addition to his work as a Priest, he is the founder and lead attorney for the Wilberforce Center for Justice and Human Rights, which serves asylum seekers, refugees and immigrants as well as providing workshops to assist the local church in reaching the world at their doorstep. Jeff has trained church planters and small group leaders in such countries as Russia, Ukraine, Mexico and North Africa. He holds degrees in biblical studies from Columbia International University, a Law Degree from USC, a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary, and he is currently completing his doctrinal work in Contextual Theology at Northern Seminary. He lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Leigh Ann and has 5 children and 15 grandchildren.
Canon Phil on Canon Law for Trinity School for Ministry
Recently, the president of King University in Bristol, TN, and the Trinity School for Ministry Board of Trustees' member Alex Whitaker interviewed the Rev. Canon Phil Ashey on the critical role of Canon Law in the Anglican Church, reflecting much of his work on Canon Law in and through the Anglican Legal Society and the ACNA Governance Taskforce. Listen below to get a glimpse of the issues tackled by Canon Phil and the ALS. If you would like more information on the Anglican Legal Society or would like to join please email Canon Phil Ashey at email@example.com.
TSMcast Episode 13 - The Rev. Canon Phil Ashey - Anglican Canon Law
Resources from our latest 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.