Upcoming events

    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Holy Name Cathedral (735 N. State St., Chicago)
    Register

    84th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit
    Co-Sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law


    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 | 5:15pm

    Mass
    Holy Name Cathedral
    735 N State Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

    Reception
    Loyola University
    Regents Hall, 16th Floor, Lewis Towers
    111 E. Pearson Street
    Chicago, IL 60611

    The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago would like to cordially invite all lawyers, judges, and law professionals to the 84th Annual Votive Red Mass of the Holy Spirit, traditionally known as the Red Mass.

    This year the Red Mass will be held at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, with a procession of judges and lawyers starting the service down the aisle of Holy Name Cathedral. If you are interested in joining the procession, please plan on arriving by 5:00 p.m. The homily will be offered by Fr. Dave Kelly, Executive Director, Precious Blood Ministries. A reception will follow just a few short blocks away at Loyola University’s Regents Hall, 111 E. Pearson, 16th Floor. Appetizers and drinks will be served. 

    The Red Mass has been celebrated annually in churches throughout the world since the twelfth century. It brings together members of the community from all faith traditions to pray for all those responsible for the administration of justice. For almost ninety years, the Catholic Lawyers Guild together with the Archdiocese of Chicago has sponsored the Red Mass in Chicago. It is one of the largest gatherings of Guild members, their families, friends, and guests. We welcome all those who are involved in our legal system in any way, along with their families and friends. Please consider joining us for the beautiful event!


    • 04 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Jenner & Block, 353 N. Clark St.

    JUDGING AS JUDGMENT
    a lecture by

    Joseph Singer
    Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School


    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 5:30PM

    Jenner & Block, 353 N. Clark St.

    Free and open to the public. Registration is required.
    Presented by the Lumen Christi Institute.
    Cosponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of Chicago and Jenner & Block LLP.

    REGISTER


    SCHEDULE

    5:00pm  Registration & Refreshments

    5:30pm  Welcome & Introduction

    5:35pm "Judging as Judgment"

    6:20pm Audience Q&A 

    6:30pm  Reception

    7:30pm End



    When a case is easy, judges can act like umpires. But when a case is hard, judges cannot simply apply the rules - they have to exercise judgment. We pretend that judges don’t make law in order to ensure that they are sufficiently responsive to social and political norms and to elected representatives. But contrary to popular belief, the rule of law does not require judges to refrain from judgment. What the rule of law requires is that judges give impartial reasons for their decisions. And judges can only do that if they attend carefully to the normative arguments on both sides of hard cases and give reasons that could or should be accepted by the losing side.



    Joseph William Singer is the Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he has taught since 1992. He holds a BA from Williams College, an AM in political science from Harvard, and a JD from Harvard Law School. He teaches and writes about property law, conflict of laws, and federal Indian law. He also writes about legal theory with an emphasis on moral and political philosophy. Singer has published more than 80 law review articles, and is one of the executive editors of the 2012 edition of Cohen's Handbook of Federal Indian Law (with 2015 Supplement). Singer has written a casebook and a treatise on property law, as well as No Freedom Without Regulation: The Hidden Lesson of the Subprime Crisis (2015), Entitlement: The Paradoxes of Property (2000), and The Edges of the Field: Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership (2000).
    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
    • St. Peter's Church

    St. Peter's Church is hosting monthly prayer meetings for legal professionals on the first Friday of each month, from 7:45 to 8:30am. All who work in the legal profession (lawyers, judges, clerks, paralegals, etc) are welcome to come together to spend some time in silence, reading God's word, sharing faith with each other, and in intercession. There are no requirements, other than a connection with the legal system and a desire to pray together.

    DATE & TIME:
    Friday, October 12, 2018
    7:45 to 8:30am

    LOCATION:
    St. Peter's Church
    St. Clare Room (Lower Level)
    110 W. Madison St.


    • 02 Nov 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
    • St. Peter's Church

    St. Peter's Church is hosting monthly prayer meetings for legal professionals on the first Friday of each month, from 7:45 to 8:30am. All who work in the legal profession (lawyers, judges, clerks, paralegals, etc) are welcome to come together to spend some time in silence, reading God's word, sharing faith with each other, and in intercession. There are no requirements, other than a connection with the legal system and a desire to pray together.

    DATE & TIME:
    Friday, November 2, 2018
    7:45 to 8:30am

    LOCATION:
    St. Peter's Church
    St. Clare Room (Lower Level)
    110 W. Madison St.


    • 07 Dec 2018
    • 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM
    • St. Peter's Church

    St. Peter's Church is hosting monthly prayer meetings for legal professionals on the first Friday of each month, from 7:45 to 8:30am. All who work in the legal profession (lawyers, judges, clerks, paralegals, etc) are welcome to come together to spend some time in silence, reading God's word, sharing faith with each other, and in intercession. There are no requirements, other than a connection with the legal system and a desire to pray together.

    DATE & TIME:
    Friday, December 7, 2018
    7:45 to 8:30am

    LOCATION:
    St. Peter's Church
    St. Clare Room (Lower Level)
    110 W. Madison St.


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    Register

    THE CATHOLIC LAWYERS GUILD OF CHICAGO

    cordially invites you, your family and other guests to attend its annual

    DAY OF REFLECTION

    DATE & TIME:
    Saturday, March 23, 2019
    8:30am to 4:00pm

    LOCATION: 

    Quigley Center
    835 N Rush St
    Chicago, IL 60611


    Interested in sponsoring the Day of Reflection? Please e-mail
    Alex Blair at ablair@smsm.com for more information.

    • 08 Oct 2019
    • 5:15 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Holy Name Cathedral (735 N. State St., Chicago)


Past events

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