Back to All Events

NextGen Speaker Series: Blessed are the Lawyers!

  • Religious Freedom Institute 316 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Suite 501 Washington United States (map)
SS 3_Brent McBurney.jpg


Center for Religious Freedom Education


Sometimes law is seen as one long, drawn-out litigation battle after another. What if that dynamic shifted so that lawyers could ask, “How may I serve you?”

Join us July 3rd for a NextGen Speaker Series event featuring remarks by Brent McBurney from Advocates International on living your faith as a lawyer, followed by a discussion and reception. This event is intended for young professionals and college interns who are working in D.C.



Brent McBurney became President and CEO of Advocates International (“AI”) in January 2011. During his tenure at AI, he has traveled extensively to Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, to inspire and mobilize Advocates to bear witness of Jesus Christ in the law. Prior to joining AI, Brent served the Body of Christ through the Christian Legal Society (“CLS”) where he was Director of Legal Aid Ministries, Director of Attorney Ministries and Editor-in-Chief of The Christian Lawyer magazine. He was on the staff of CLS from 2004 through 2010. Brent served for a number of years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC. In addition, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert H. Hodges, Jr. on the United States Court of Federal Claims. Brent received his BA in Russian Language and Political Science in 1992 from Baylor University and his JD in 1999 from George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School. He is licensed to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and a number of other federal courts. Brent and his wife Elizabeth reside in Northern Virginia with their son, Ian, and daughter, Sarah. He is an Elder and one of the worship leaders at Christ Our Shepherd Church, of which the McBurney’s have been members since 1993. Brent is an avid reader, an expert skier, and a drummer.