By Guru Gauranga das

Venue: The Historic Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida

Date of Conference: January 9-13, 2020

Gainesville – Sept. 17, 2019 – The ISKCON Law Department has announced that it will host the 1st ISKCON Global Conference of Devotee Attorneys at the Historic Thomas Center in Gainesville, Florida (USA) on January 9-13, 2020.

According to ISKCON’s general counsel, Devakinandan Prabhu, the 2020 ISKCON Global Conference of Devotee Attorneys will offer devotee attorneys, jurists and law students from around the world the opportunity to meet in person for the first time in order to (1) get to know each other in an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual understanding in devotion to Srila Prabhupada and Lord Krishna, and (2) develop an integrated network of legal service providers capable of serving the 21st-century needs of ISKCON and its devotees. The term “devotee attorney” means any devotee or friend of Krishna, who is an attorney, jurist or law student.

Some of the topics to be discussed will include:

– Gita Values in Faith-Based Conflict Management

– Why an ISKCON Law Department

– How New York’s Religious Corporations Law Saved the Brooklyn Temple

– Addressing Issues of Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment

– Why Temple Bylaws Matter

– How to Balance the Demands of Being a Devotee and Attorney

The ISKCON Law Department has received enthusiastic responses from devotee attorneys in India, South Africa, Nigeria, Russia, Hungary, Ireland, U. K., Brazil, Nigeria, Singapore, Canada and the United States.

Devotee attorneys who wish to learn more about this singular event are encouraged to go to



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