HSLDA Conference 23-26 Sep 2009

Immediately following the Alliance Conference last week, several of us from CHEC attended the annual Home School Legal Defense Assocation (www.hslda.org) conference, also held in Colorado Springs.  HSLDA has advocated for homeschoolers in the courtroom, legislative halls, on the phone with social workers, and many other ways for 26 years.  The conference included workshops and special guest speakers.  Founders J. Michael Smith

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and Mike Farris

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and our new Colorado attorney representative, Mike Donnelly, helped host the event.

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Speakers included Dr. David Noebel of Summit Ministries in Manitou Springs (www.summit.org),

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Dr. James Dobson of Focus on the Family (www.focusonthefamily.com),

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and former U.S. Senator Bill Armstrong (now President of Colorado Christian University www.ccu.edu).

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On Saturday evening, a fitting tribute to Chris Klicka was given.  Chris has been our faithful Colorado attorney representative for a long time, but stepped down recently due to health reasons.

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Those of you who are not members of HSLDA should reconsider.  They are your professional legal counsel should you ever need it–all for the cost of two trips to the specialty coffee shop per month.  And, they help ensure homeschooling freedoms we currently enjoy, even if you are not a member.

Mike Chapa
Executive Director

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