Welcome!

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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CLS Summer Picnic


The Catholic Lawyers' Society summer picnic will be on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at 2:00 p.m at the Grosse Pointe Shores Municipal Park, 800 Lake Shore Road, just North of Vernier. Outdoor Mass will be at 3 pm.  RSVP to Steve Grobbel at (313) 454-4217 or sgrobbel@bellanca.com.  If for some reason we need to cancel, such as inclement weather or otherwise, we will send a notice by noon on August 13th.  So, when you RSVP, please provide an email address or cell number to text you.


Food will be provided, please bring drinks.  $10 for individuals, $30 for families.  You can pay at the picnic, or send to Steve at:

Steven Grobbel
Treasurer, Catholic Lawyers Society
20480 Vernier Rd
Harper Woods, MI 48225

We hope to see you there.

CLS Dues

2017 CLS Dues:  We ask all returning members to pay dues for 2016.  (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!