Since its founding in 1928, Detroit Catholic Central High School has helped educate generations of young men, many of whom have gone on to serve the Detroit area and the state of Michigan as lawyers and judges.
However, it was not until the Winter of 2008 that a group of attorneys and judges from the Class of 1968 decided to try to get these men together. The result was the first meeting of what has now become known as the Shamrock Bar Association.
The keynote speaker at the first meeting was Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. Though Mr. Patterson is not a CC alum, he did serve on the faculty.
In addition, at the first meeting two Distinguished Lawyer Awards were presented to CC alumni Robert Larin and David Christensen. Pictures from that meeting can be found here.
Last October, the Association held its second meeting, with the Honorable Sean Cox, US District Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan, and the Catholic Central Class of 1975 as the featured speaker.
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, May 12, 2009, beginning with Mass at 6pm at Catholic Central High School, located at 27225 Wixom Rd. Novi Mi, 48374. Dinner will follow the Mass. Our speaker for this meeting will be the Honorable Robert J. Colombo, Jr.(Class of 1968), of the Wayne County Circuit Court. Judge Colombo has presided over many high profile cases while on the bench, from the DeLisle murder case, to the 2008 City of Detroit text message case.
The Association will also recognize two Distinguished Lawyers, and will discuss the formation of a Mock Trial Program at Catholic Central.
Membership in the Association is open to all CC alumni lawyers, and judges, fathers and mothers of CC students and alumni, all friends of Catholic Central High School, and all those interested in the Michigan legal system.
Anyone interested in the Association can contact Mike Butler (Class of 1971) at firstname.lastname@example.org.