Last month, Attorney A Jay Fowinkle received the Attorney Ministries Award at the 2022 Christian Legal Society National Conference in Newport Beach, California. This prestigious award is given to a recipient who embodies the mission of the Christian Legal Society through the demonstration of leadership and servanthood as well as a commitment to loving and serving Jesus Christ in all they say and do in the practice of law, as well as one who exemplifies Jesus Christ by providing encouragement, fellowship, and spiritual growth to attorneys and law students alike.
Such an award was bestowed to A. Jay Fowinkle by Former Christian Legal Society President, Charles M. Oellermann, Executive Director & CEO, David Nammo, Director of Attorney Ministries, Lakuita Bittle and Chair of Attorney Ministries Committee, Herbert Grey.
Attorney Fowinkle became a member of CLS in 2018 and has served as President of the Central Florida Chapter since 2019. In addition to Chapter meetings held on the third Wednesday of every other month, Board of Directors meet throughout the calendar year and come together virtually for prayer meetings via Zoom twice a month.
During Chapter meetings, guest speakers are invited to facilitate discussions related to intersections of faith and the legal industry. Recent topics include Roe v. Wade, Human Trafficking, etc.
All members are given several opportunities to volunteer and serve local communities. In an effort to support the unhoused, members frequently serve meals at Daily Bread in Orlando. Central Florida CLS members have also volunteered at Ronald McDonald House Charities, which are known for assisting families around the world and helping them access the medical care and resources they need.
Last spring, the CLS Chapter at Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law hosted a Judges Panel in Orlando, Florida which was sponsored by the Central Florida Chapter. Attorney A Jay Fowinkle served as the Moderator for this event where panelists spoke about their experiences in the industry as Christian legal professionals.
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