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Thanks for visiting our website.  The Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit is a special interest bar association open to lawyers, judges and law students.  We are committed to advancing members' spiritual growth, promoting high ethical principles within the legal profession and addressing social and moral challenges within our society, through works of charity, mercy and justice, following the example of Jesus Christ.

In furtherance of these goals, the Catholic Lawyers Society sponsors several events for its members throughout the year including an annual retreat, masses, Lenten and Advent evenings of reflection and various service projects. Additionally, the society presents an annual scholarship as well as the Monsignor Malloy Award. We invite all who are interested to join us for one of our events.

Don't miss out on all we have to offer.  Dues for new members are only $10 for the first year, and dues for law student members are FREE.  Join the Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit today!  Or, click here to pay your annual dues online.

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2018 Lenten Afternoon of Reflection


Please join the Catholic Lawyers Society of Detroit on February 14, 2018 for a Lenten afternoon of reflection.  The afternoon will begin with 12:15pm Mass at Old St. Mary's Church in Detroit (646 Monroe Ave.).  Reflection will follow, as well as lunch at New Parthenon restaurant in Greektown (547 Monroe Ave.).

Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School Book Now Available



The new book "Detroit Gesu Catholic Church and School" chronicles the history of one of Detroit's most influential parishes. The book is full of nearly 200 photos from 1922 to today. Among its parishioners were four Detroit mayors, members of Congress, sports stars, auto industry titans and actors and artists. For author Patricia Montemurri, the book also reflects family history.  The architects who designed or redesigned Gesu church, rectory, convent and school gym were her husband Paul G Diehl's grandfather and father. His mother's side of the family owned Detroit Stained Glass Works, which designed the church's windows. 

Montemurri will be signing books at Gesu when the Detroit Mass Mob visits for 10:30 a.m. Mass on Oct. 15 at Gesu, 17180 Oak Drive, Detroit. Books sold through Gesu produce the most profit for Gesu School. The book retails for $21.99, and Gesu receives about 50 percent of list price when it's sold through Gesu.  If the book is bought online via Arcadia or Amazon, that doesn't happen. If you can't make the Mass Mob event, you can order the book directly from Gesu. https://www.gesuschool.udmercy.edu/

CLS Summer Picnic


The Catholic Lawyers' Society held its summer picnic on August 13 at the Grosse Pointe Shores Municipal Park.  The attending members and their families enjoyed Mass, lunch, and fellowship.

CLS Dues

2017 CLS Dues:  We ask all returning members to pay dues for 2017.  (Law Student dues are FREE.  Remember, new attorney members of the CLS need only pay $10 for the first year! Please submit the attached roster card to join or update your information if renewing.  Dues may be paid either with a check forwarded to Steve Grobbel, or via PayPal on this website.

Congratulations to Our 2017 Scholarship Winner: Anthony Zuniga


Congratulations to Anthony Zuniga, the 2017 winner of the Catholic Lawyers' Society scholarship essay competition.  The essay competition and scholarship fund was was established in 2008 in keeping with CLS's purpose of promoting the study and application of Christian principles to modern topics, and is open to graduating high school seniors.  Loyola High School Detroit has participated in 9 of the 10 yearly essay competitions.  The 2017 competition focused analyzing tweets written by Pope Francis, the meaning of the tweets, and how they affect the individual applicant's life.

Anthony focused on three tweets from Pope Francis, about God's constant presence in our lives, God's love for us, and spreading goodness in the world.  You can read Anthony's essay by clicking here.

Anthony is a member of the National Honor Society at Loyola, and played varsity basketball for four years.  He will attend Wayne State University in the fall, where he plans to be a biomedical engineering major.  He joins a distinguished group of former award winners from Loyola: Okwuolisa Umeokolo, James Davis, Rafael Clay, Dontea Haliburton, Najee A've, Michael Travis, Demetrius Heard, and JoVaughn Townsend.

Congratulations, Anthony!