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The Catholic Lawyers Guild is a Chicago-based bar association that is organized to promote the social, intellectual, temporal and spiritual welfare of its members. The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago would like to cordially invite all lawyers and judges, and law professionals to join this vibrant, growing organization. The close-knit group offers friendship, collegiality, spirituality and a further commitment to one’s profession.

Volunteer & Service

Volunteer Opportunity of the Month

Catholic Charities Legal Assistance (CCLA) is a wonderful place for attorneys to make a difference in the lives of the indigent. The majority of our volunteer opportunities are designed for licensed attorneys. However, there are some opportunities for law students, paralegals and others simply interested in assisting.

The following are CCLA’S volunteer opportunities click on each opportunity for more information:

– Pro Bono Network
– Telephone Legal Advice Line
– Educational Seminars
– Legal Advice Desks
– Be a Mentor
– Conduct Legal Research
– Opportunities for Non-Lawyers

For more information on how to get involved, visit Catholic Charities Volunteer Opportunites

Restorative Justice Program with 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Eight (8) weeks volunteering in local schools with Judge Thomas Hogan.For more information please contact Judge Hogan at 773-710-1041 or email him at tlh@hmbr.com

Chicago-area non-profit with ties to several faith communities helping homeless/needy with a voucher program, looking for volunteers to help with publicity, especially social media

For information visit www.chicago-shares.org or contact Ron Polaniecki at chicagoshares@gmail.com, or 312-573-4494.

Volunteer of the Month

Jim Murray

Principal Attorney, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago 

Jim Murray serves as leader of CLG's monthly member gathering, First Friday Prayers. Each month, Jim invites our members to come together and spend some quality time in prayer, reflection, and examination of the correlation between our faith and profession.  Jim is also Chair of CLG's 2020 Lenten Retreat. 

Jim Murray is Principal Attorney at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Chicago. Jim is also a member of the CLG Executive Committee, serving as Secretary for the 2019-2020 year.

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The Guild can be reached by mail

P.O. Box 10475
Chicago, Illinois 60610-0475

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