Membership

The CLA membership is open to retired judges, lawyers, law professors and students, social workers, journalists and NGOs at a nominal membership fee. All members are required to affirm and uphold the Statement of Faith as a condition of membership.

Types of Memberships

Individual Members:

Who can apply: Retired Judges, Judicial Officers, Members of Judicial and Quasi- Judicial Bodies, Boards, Commissions, Tribunals and various Forums, Advocates on the rolls of the State Bar Council, Law Professors, Teachers, Researchers, and Non- practicing Law Graduates An Individual Member shall be entitled to attend and speak at a General Body Meeting, and shall have the right to a single vote. The Annual Membership is Rs 1000/-

Affiliate Members:

Who can apply: Churches, Para-Church Missions, Institutions, Organizations, Groups and NGO, with similar aims and objectives as the Society. Affiliate Members can attend the Annual General Body Meeting, but they shall not have the right to vote. The Annual Membership is Rs. 1500/-

Associate Members:

Who can apply: Journalists, Social Workers, and Law Students at the graduate level, post graduate level or doctorate level. Associate Members can also attend the Annual General Body Meeting, but they shall not have the right to vote. The Annual Membership is Rs. 500/-

State Affiliated Christian Legal Associations:

Who can apply: State Level Associations of Legal Professionals constituted for the same objectives as the Society, provided they fulfill the following conditions:

It shall have a Written Constitution approved by the Christian Legal Association of India.

It shall have to include the term ‘Christian Legal Association’ (CLA) followed or preceded by the name of the state denoting the location and area of operation.

It shall have a minimum of seven members.

It shall have been in existence for not less than six months at the time of application for affiliation.

It shall have been in existence for not less than six months at the time of application for affiliation.

A certificate of membership under the seal of the Society shall be issued to each CLA-State branch on admission to the membership of the society and such a certificate shall be conclusive evidence of membership.

Every member of the society shall submit such returns and other information as may be required by the Christian Legal Association of India from time to time.

The voting rights of the affiliated association will be in accordance to the numbers of members as given below: ( 7 -15 members : One vote 15-25 members/ Two votes 26- 50 members : Three vote / 51 members and above : Four votes).

The Annual Membership is Rs. 1000.

Members Directory

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Statement of Faith

All CLA members adhere to the following Statement of Faith

Trusting in Jesus Christ as my Saviour, I believe in; One God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth. The Deity of our Lord, Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary; His vicarious death for our sins through which we receive eternal life; His bodily resurrection and personal return. The presence and power of the Holy Spirit in the work of regeneration. The Bible as the inspired Word of God.