The Catholic Lawyers Society Kuala Lumpur (CLS) was initiated in March 23, 1992 by the following:

1. Ceclia Fernandez
2. Dato' Sir Dr. Peter Mooney
3. Jeffrey Fernandez
4. Leonard Teoh
5. Leonard Foo
6. Mrs Leonard Foo
7. Franklin Goonting
8. Agatha Foo
9. Francis Brigged
10. Kem Kumar Lopez
11. Gerald Newton John
12. Noel Fernandez

A pro-tem committee was set up and duly registered as a society on Oct 7, 1994 under the Societies Act, Malaysia. 

The founding patron is His Grace Anthony Soter Fernandez, 2nd Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur and 3rd Bishop of Penang. His Grace appointed Rev. Fr. O.C. Lim, SJ as the Society’s first Ecclesiastical Assistant.

The current patron of the Society is His Grace Julian Leow Beng Kim, Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur. His Grace was ordained priest on 20 April 2002. He was appointed Archbishop  of Kuala Lumpur on 3 July 2014 and installed as the Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur on 6 October 2014.

CLS has been blessed to have Catholic men and women from the legal profession come forward to serve and lead the Society. As volunteers, these individuals have lent their time, talents and expertise in a manner that has brought recognition and honour to CLS and to the Catholic community.

Learn more about the observances and individuals who have contributed to CLS.

Founder's message

Society's emblem

About the Red Mass

St. Thomas More (1478 - 1535)


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