Welcome to the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of Boston

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The Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of Boston supports Catholic lawyers, seeks to promote the highest ethical standards in the practice of law and encourages service in society.

What’s New

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Stay up-to-date with everything that’s happening with The Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of Boston.

The Red Mass

As we begin each judicial year, the Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston sponsors the traditional Red Mass to ask for divine guidance in the proper representation of clients and in the proper administration of justice in the courts and in public office. Since its inception, the Red Mass has remained the ceremonial highlight of the Guild’s year.

Learn more about this year’s Red Mass →

Legal Assistance

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston does not provide legal services. However, Boston has two “legal incubators” which provide cost-effective legal representation to people who fall within income guidelines of 225% to 300% of the Federal Poverty Level (approximately $54,675 to $72,900 for a household of 4).

Please visit our Legal Assistance page for more information →

Honorable Joseph R. Nolan Award

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The Honorable Joseph R. Nolan was an accomplished lawyer, esteemed jurist, noted author, learned professor, and dedicated husband, father, and grandfather who epitomized what it means to be a Catholic living out one’s faith both personally and professionally. The Catholic Lawyers’ Guild of the Archdiocese of Boston annually presents the Honorable Joseph R. Nolan Award to a member of the legal profession who best exemplifies Justice Nolan’s devotion to the faith, excellence in the law, dedication to family, and unwavering compassion for all.


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Cardinal Sean

Clicking on Cardinal Seán’s image will take you to his blog where he shares his reflections and experiences. Around the time of the CLG Red Mass, you’ll see us featured there! The links below will let you enjoy the Instagram feeds of the Vatican, the Archdiocese of Boston and our Holy Father, Pope Francis. Happy reading!


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Archdiocese of Boston

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Pope Francis

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