As the Clinic celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, each month we’ll be exploring different topics and programs that are foundational to who we are as an organization. For the month of January, we are looking back and exploring our Biblical Roots.
In 1992, the vision for the Legal Clinic was first expressed in a Palm Sunday sermon by Dr. Frank Kik at Tabernacle Presbyterian Church. The church was located in the Mapleton-Fall Creek neighborhood and the sermon noted the incredible need for pro bono legal services in the area. Six Christian attorneys who were in attendance that day answered the call and founded what eventually became Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.
Listen now to the powerful sermon that served as the vision for the work that we do: