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Esplendida Navarrete esplendidanavarrete@
Robert Diaz robertdiaz1406@

 General Information

Christian lawyers and Law professors José Egas and Máximo Jibaja attended the First Latin American Christian Lawyers Convocation in Ica, Peru, in 2001. After a few months they started an informal Christian lawyers fellowship group in Quito, the capital city.


Their colleagues Xavier Vélez, Espléndida Navarrete and others from Guayaquil, attended the Second Latin American Christian Lawyers Convocation that took place in San José, Costa Rica, in October 2002. Xavier and Espléndida diligently organized the Ecuadorian Foundation for Christian Lawyers (Fundación de Abogados Cristianos del Ecuador, FACE).


In October 2007, our Ecuadorian colleagues under Xavier and Espléndida’s leadership hosted the Seventh Latin American Christian Lawyers Convocation in Santa Helena, Guayas Province, which was attended by more than 150 Christian lawyers from 17 countries.


Thanks to the logistical support of our Ecuadorian leaders, ALA/RLAAC was able to offer in Guayaquil, the first formal Module of its International Certification Program in International Law. This academic program is carried out with the support of Handong International Law School (HILS).


Our colleagues in Guayaquil and Quito continue to be involved in several activities ministering to Christian lawyers and the community.

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