Our Lady of Consolation Church

8303 Taft, Merrillville

The Red Mass tradition was initiated to bestow wisdom from the Holy Spirit upon Judges, Justices, and members of the legal profession at the beginning of each Court Season.  This tradition goes back to the thirteenth century.

The contemporary Red Mass brings members of the bar, government officials, the judiciary, the financial community, and all those who work together for justice in our world to reflect and seek the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

Bishop Robert J. McClory will preside. In the continuing education seminar following the Red Mass, guest speakers will be Attorney/ Former Banker Calvin Bellamy and Swartz Retson Senior Accountant/Former Banker Karin Clauson.  Together they will address the daunting topic of “Life, Death and Taxes.”  This event is open to everyone in the legal and finance community and is hosted by the Catholic Foundation for Northwest Indiana.

Guest Speakers for October 6 Continuing Education Seminar

Karin Clauson, a graduate of Purdue University and the University of Cincinnati, specializes in trusts and estates as a Senior Tax Accountant at Swartz, Retson & Co. after 15+ years in the banking industry, working with Trusts and managing the Trust Tax Department for over 12 years at MB Financial Bank, N.A. She will provide “roll up your sleeves” pointers regarding tax issues encountered at death.

Calvin Bellamy graduated from University of Michigan Law School and served in the District of Columbia, Illinois, and Indiana. He spent 37 years in banking, practicing law for another 13 years as a partner with Krieg DeVault LLP.  He has authored several Law Review articles and is active in community organizations. He will showcase estate planning horror stories with real life examples of celebrity estates gone wrong.

The presentation is free and can be used for 1 CLE credit for Lawyers, and 1 CPE credit for accountants. A light breakfast will be served. Scroll down for more details.