Upcoming events

    • 09 Dec 2019
    • 6:15 PM - 11:00 PM
    • WTTW Studios - 5400 North St. Louis, Chicago, IL 60625

    Pledge Night at WTTW with CLG members

    Monday, December 9th

    Join fellow Catholic Lawyers Guild members and WTTW Channel 11 as we direct the pledge phones. Dinner will be provided. The first 15 people to volunteer are eligible to come join the fun! 

    Monday, December 9th

    Shift Time: 6:15pm-11:00pm

    Chaka Khan: Homecoming (Live)
    Aretha Franklin Remembered (Live)

    Volunteer information at a glance:

    - Since it is live television, program schedules and/or volunteer shift times are subject to change without notice. “Live” indicates volunteers will answer phones live on the air during a program’s “pledge breaks.”

    - A common question is: "Will we be trained and fed?" Yes to both! A meal, snacks, and dessert are provided for every volunteer shift. Please let us know ahead of time if there are any special needs.

    - All pledges are taken electronically via laptop. Basic typing skills are required, as well as a moderate level of comfort and confidence with using computers to enter callers’ information. Our pledge supervisors will conduct detailed training sessions so every volunteer knows how to accurately and efficiently enter pledges from callers. Supervisors will also be available throughout your time at WTTW11 to answer any questions that may arise.

    For more information, please see below resources:

    Volunteer FAQ

    Volunteer Guidelines

    Driving Directions to WTTW Studios

    We look forward to having you join us!

    • 12 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
    • Skadden Arps 155 N. Wacker Drive 28th Floor, Chicago, IL 60606

    Intellectual Formation:
    Can the virtues of lawyers be vices at home?

    Thursday, December 12, 2019
    7:15 a.m.- 8:30 a.m.

    Skadden Arps
    155 N. Wacker Drive
    28th Floor
    Chicago, IL 60606

    Speakers: Fr. Javier del Castillo and Kevin Murphy

    No cost to attend.

    The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago is sponsoring an Intellectual Formation program on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

    Speakers at “Can the virtues of lawyers be vices at home? ” will be Fr. Javier del Castillo, Ph.D., Vicar of Opus Dei in the Midwest as well Kevin Murphy of Jenner & Block and Vice President of the Catholic Lawyers Guild.

    The hour-long program is in a series on various topics and is open to all lawyers and judges. The free event includes a continental breakfast. One hour of CLE credit will be provided. Registration is required.

    For additional information, please contact Stephen Viz at SAV@gsrnh.com.

    • 16 Jan 2020
    • 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Clifford Law Offices 120 N. LaSalle St., 31st Floor Chicago, IL 60602

    Lunchtime CLE at Clifford Law Offices:
    Sane Lawyering: Building Hardiness in the Provision of Legal Services

    January 16, 2020

    11:45 a.m.- Lunch
    12:00 p.m. - CLE Program

    Clifford Law Offices
    120 N. LaSalle St., 31st Floor
    Chicago, IL 60602

    The program has been approved for one hour of wellness credit with the Illinois MCLE Board and Professionalism Commission.

    Sane Lawyering: Building Hardiness in the Provision of Legal Services: Trying to figure out how to help yourself or your colleagues thrive both personally and professionally? Ever wonder how some lawyers seem to function well while others barely keep their head above the water? This program will look at the data depicting the levels of anxiety, stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout in the legal profession, and explore how utilizing the skills of professional hardiness and resilience can lead to a higher level of health and well-being.

    Erin Clifford, Partner, Clifford Law Offices and Wellness Coach

    Introductory Remarks:
    Tracy Kepler, Risk Control Consulting Director,
    Lawyers Professional Liability, CNA Insurance

    The hour-long program is open to all lawyers and judges. Lunch will be provided from 11:45am-12:00pm. Attendance is limited to 20 guests and pre-event registration is required to attend.

    • 21 Mar 2020
    • Quigley Pastoral Center 835 N Rush St Chicago, IL 60611
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    cordially invites you, your family and other guests to attend its annual


    There will be opportunity for Mass, Reconciliation, private prayer, group discussion, and sharing a meal together.

    DATE & TIME:
    Saturday, March 21, 2020

    Quigley Pastoral Center
    835 N Rush St
    Chicago, IL 60611

    Spiritual traditions boldly claim we are more than what we seem. There is a spiritual dimension, a hidden fullness, to our make-up. When this dimension releases, it empowers our mental, physical, and social lives and allows us to see possibilities for action that we did not previously see. But how does this happen? How do we bring soul into our work as lawyers? Our retreat day will explore this spiritual path. 

    Retreat Leader: Jack Shea 

    The all day program is open to all lawyers, judges and those in the legal profession. Breakfast, Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. Pre-event registration is required to attend. Cost to attend is dependent on your years of service in the legal profession:

    Interested in sponsoring the Day of Reflection?
    Please e-mail Jim Murray at jbmurrayjr@gmail.com for more information.

    • 06 May 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Jenner & Block (353 N. Clark St., Chicago)

    You are cordially invited to the 2020 Annual Meeting & Membership Reception of the Catholic Lawyer's Guild of Chicago.

    DATE & TIME:
    Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    Jenner & Block LLP
    353 N. Clark St. | 45th Floor
    Chicago, Illinois 60654-3456  

    Complimentary beer, wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Past events

08 Dec 2019 Volunteer Opportunity: Maryville Holiday Party
06 Dec 2019 First Friday Prayers
23 Nov 2019 Volunteer Opportunity - Misericordia Bakery Help
01 Nov 2019 First Friday Prayers
04 Oct 2019 First Friday Prayers - 10/4 Meeting Cancelled
01 Oct 2019 2019 Red Mass & Reception
23 Sep 2019 CLE Program: A Responsibility to Change the Game: Professionalism & Civility in the Legal Profession
06 Sep 2019 First Friday Prayers
20 Aug 2019 Pledge Night at WTTW with CLG members
02 Aug 2019 First Friday Prayers
24 Jul 2019 CLG Summer Outing! Chicago White Sox Celebrate Very Reverend Greg Sakowicz
07 Jun 2019 First Friday Prayers
09 May 2019 South Suburb Membership Reception
09 May 2019 Legal Lifelines Cocktail Reception
08 May 2019 Memorial Mass for Gene Niezgoda
03 May 2019 First Friday Prayers
02 May 2019 Northern Suburb Membership Reception
01 May 2019 2019 Annual Meeting & Membership Reception
26 Apr 2019 Intellectual Formation - The Gift of Forgiving and Being Forgiven
25 Apr 2019 Western Suburb Membership Reception
23 Mar 2019 2019 Day of Reflection - Answering the Call to Holiness
22 Feb 2019 Intellectual Formation - Promoting a Culture of Secularity: Overcoming a deeply rooted Clericalism
17 Feb 2019 CLG Chicagoland Law Student Social
13 Feb 2019 Board of Governors Meeting - 2/13
01 Feb 2019 First Friday Prayers
11 Jan 2019 First Friday Prayers
14 Dec 2018 First Friday Prayers
13 Dec 2018 Confession, Carols and Cookies
28 Nov 2018 Board of Governors Meeting - 11/28
09 Nov 2018 Intellectual Formation: Death Penalty and the Development of the Doctrine - A Closer Look
08 Nov 2018 Remembering Rev. Robert J. Araujo, S.J.
02 Nov 2018 First Friday Prayers
12 Oct 2018 First Friday Prayers
04 Oct 2018 Harvard Law School's Joseph Singer on "Judging as Judgment"
02 Oct 2018 2018 Red Mass & Reception
07 Sep 2018 First Friday Prayers
03 Aug 2018 First Friday Prayers
06 Jun 2018 Saint Ignatius Law Society CLE and Speaker Event (two part event)
06 Jun 2018 Legal Education Seminar: What made you want to be a lawyer?
01 Jun 2018 First Friday Prayers
04 May 2018 First Friday Prayers
02 May 2018 Annual Meeting & Membership Reception
06 Apr 2018 First Friday Prayers
27 Mar 2018 The Dignity of Politics
20 Mar 2018 Board of Governors Meeting
12 Mar 2018 The Question of Religious Freedom: From John Courtney Murray, S.J. and Vatican II to the Present
06 Mar 2018 The Wigmore Debate: Wigmore Was A Closet Catholic
03 Mar 2018 Monsieur Vincent: Its Portrayal of Catholic Social Teaching
02 Mar 2018 First Friday Prayers
24 Feb 2018 2018 Day of Reflection
03 Feb 2018 Young Catholic Lawyers at the Art Institute
02 Feb 2018 First Friday Prayers
01 Feb 2018 Intellectual Formation Event on Family
21 Dec 2017 CLE on the "Invest in Kids Act Tax Credit Scholarships"
13 Dec 2017 Come & Celebrate the Advent Season: A Penance Service, In Preparation for Christmas
07 Dec 2017 Intellectual Formation Event on Natural Law
29 Nov 2017 Board of Governors Meeting
12 Oct 2017 Intellectual Formation Event on Technology & the Environment
03 Oct 2017 2017 Red Mass & Reception
26 Aug 2017 The Catholic Lawyers Guild's Repack Session at the Greater Chicago Food Depository
23 Aug 2017 Board of Governors Meeting
18 May 2017 Natural Law in Court: A History of Legal Theory in Practice
10 May 2017 Annual Meeting & Membership Reception
08 May 2017 "Keep Hope Alive" Benefit
05 May 2017 First Friday Prayers
29 Apr 2017 2017 Evening of Gratitude Ignatian Volunteer Corps - Chicago
07 Apr 2017 First Friday Prayers
03 Mar 2017 First Friday Prayers
01 Mar 2017 Board of Governors Meeting
18 Feb 2017 2017 Day of Reflection
03 Feb 2017 First Friday Prayers
06 Jan 2017 First Friday Prayers
07 Dec 2016 Board of Governors Meeting
02 Dec 2016 First Friday Prayers
06 Nov 2016 Being Church in a Divided World: The Legacy of Cardinal Joseph Bernardin for the 21st Century
04 Nov 2016 First Friday Prayers
07 Oct 2016 First Friday Prayers
04 Oct 2016 2016 Red Mass & Reception
11 Sep 2016 A Chicago Tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia
08 Sep 2016 Board of Governors Meeting
02 Sep 2016 First Friday Prayers
18 Aug 2016 CLG Family Night at the Schaumburg Boomers
05 Aug 2016 First Friday Prayers
08 Jul 2016 First Friday Prayers
09 Jun 2016 Catholic Charities Legal Seminar with Sheriff Tom Dart
03 Jun 2016 First Friday Prayers
11 May 2016 Annual Meeting & Membership Reception
06 May 2016 First Friday Prayers
03 May 2016 Harsh Justice: The Widening Divide Between America and Europe
21 Apr 2016 11th Annual Legal Lifelines Cocktail Reception
15 Apr 2016 Howlett Cup Mock Trial Kick-Off Reception
01 Apr 2016 First Friday Prayers
16 Mar 2016 Quarterly Board of Governors Meeting
04 Mar 2016 First Friday Prayers
27 Feb 2016 2016 Lenten Retreat
05 Feb 2016 First Friday Prayers