Providing opportunities for reflection and union with God has been a crucial part of the Guild’s life, accomplished through retreats, days of recollection, and the Red Mass.
Some notable services provided by the Guild have been pro bono service to immigrants at the request of Cardinal Samuel Stritch in the 1960s and Cardinal Joseph Bernardin in 1970s , the hearings on sexual abuse conducted at the request of Cardinal Francis George in 2002, and our recent adoption of the Catholic Charities Legal Clinic as a service opportunity for our members.
Annually we organize the Red Mass at Holy Name Cathedral, the Mass that has opened the Fall Term for courts since 1245 A.D. asking the Holy Spirit’s help for lawyers and judges. In tandem with the Red Mass, we celebrate with a reception with lawyers who have incarnated Christ in the world through their work.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer of the Month
Associate, Jenner & Block
Founder of CLG Young Lawyers Group breakfast service on the second Friday of each month at Lincoln Park Community Services.
Alisa is an associate at Jenner & Block practicing complex commercial litigation. She is an alumna of the University of Notre Dame and the Notre Dame Law School and a member of Old St. Patrick's Parish in Chicago. She has been a member of the CLG Board of Governors since 2016.
Contact the Guild
The Guild can be reached by mail
P.O. Box 10475
Chicago, Illinois 60610-0475
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