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2018 Annual Red Mass

St. Thomas More Award Recipient: ??

The Lansing Catholic Lawyers Guild is honored to announce that we will be celebrating the 34th Annual Red Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Lansing on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 5:15pm. The Red Mass will be followed by dinner at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, adjacent to the Cathedral.


2018 Annual Spring Luncheon

Speaker: Hon. Beth Clement

The Lansing Catholic Lawyers Guild will be hosting its 34th Annual Spring Luncheon on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 12:00pm at St. Mary’s Parish Hall.

We are proud to announce that newly appointed Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Clement will be serving as our keynote speaker. She will be introduced by her husband, Michigan Supreme Court General Counsel Thomas Clement. Justice Clement is only the 11th women to serve on the bench. Before her appointment, Justice Clement served in the Governor’s Office as cabinet secretary, deputy chief of staff, deputy legal counsel, and ultimately chief legal counsel. Justice Clement will join the Guild for lunch and speak about the importance of St. Thomas More and how his work and philosophy are still very relevant in today’s world.

The Guild invites everyone to join us for an enjoyable afternoon. Please RSVP by sending the registration form with payment to the Catholic Lawyers Guild, c/o Diane Arzberger, Executive Director, 1812 N. Genesee Dr., Lansing, MI 48915.


2017 Annual Red Mass

The Lansing Catholic Lawyers Guild is honored to announce that we will be celebrating the 33rd Annual Red Mass at St. Mary’s Cathedral in downtown Lansing on Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:15pm. The Red Mass will be followed by dinner at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, adjacent to the Cathedral.

We are equally honored to announce that Judge Anthony Patti, a past recipient, and current State Bar of Michigan President Lawrence Nolan will introduce the annual recipient of the Guild’s prestigious St. Thomas More Award to State Bar of Michigan Past President Lori Buiteweg. Mrs. Buiteweg, a graduate of the University of Michigan and Wayne State University Law School, has been practicing law since 1991 and is a partner at the firm Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg. Lori is a staunch advocate for children’s rights and has shown exemplary work in improving the justice system and legal community in Michigan. The Lansing Catholic Lawyers Guild is proud to recognize Lori for her service to the Catholic Church and to the community.

The Guild will also introduce this year’s annual recipient of the Charles F. Filice – St. Ives of Tréguier Award, bestowed on a law student at one of Michigan’s fine legal institutes. The award is presented to a student who has demonstrated successful academic achievement, is active in the community, and possesses outstanding character and demonstrates concern for others through public service.

The Guild invites everyone to join us for an enjoyable evening. Please RSVP by sending the registration form with payment to the Catholic Lawyers Guild, c/o Diane Arzberger, Executive Director, 1812 N. Genesee Dr., Lansing, MI 48915.


2017 Annual Spring Luncheon

The Lansing Catholic Lawyers Guild proudly invites you to their 33rd Annual Spring Luncheon at St. Mary’s Cathedral Parish Hall on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 12:00pm.

The Guild is honored to host Father Steve Mattson as our keynote speaker. Father Mattson is what we like to call a “revert” to the faith. He was raised Catholic, but his family left the Catholic Church after he graduated from high school. After spending over twenty years as an Evangelical Protestant, Father Steve returned to the Catholic Church. Furthermore, Father Steve felt the call to priesthood, attended the University of St. Mary of the Lake / Mudelein Seminary in Illinois, and was ordained in 2005. Father Steve also holds a Ph.D. in education from Michigan State University and served as the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Lansing from 2009-2015. Father Steve Mattson will delight us with his presence and speak to the Lansing Catholic Lawyers Guild about the importance of faith and adherence to the Catholic values and principles in the practice of not only law, but life.

The Guild invites everyone to join us for an enjoyable afternoon. Please RSVP by sending the registration form with payment to the Catholic Lawyers Guild, c/o Diane Arzberger, Executive Director, 1812 N. Genesee Dr., Lansing, MI 48915.