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Since its inception, NYCLA has been at the forefront of most legal debates in the country. We have provided legal education for more than 40 years.
Join us for a fascinating discussion which will explore the ethical considerations surrounding the conduct and choices made by judges and practitioners who are actively involved in their houses of worship. The expert panel will discuss a series of hypotheticals that illustrate the types of situations that may arise and the considerations involved in resolving the dilemmas. Some of the areas to be explored include: involvement in extra-judicial activities at the house of worship; effect on sentencing decisions; disqualification or recusal; effect on attorney’s career choices; and dealing with client demands.
Program Chair: Hon. J. Machelle Sweeting, NY County Family Court
Program Co-sponsors: NYCLA’s Ethics Institute; NYCLA’s Task Force on Professionalism and NYCLA’s Judicial Section
Faculty: Sandra H. Buchanan, Special Counsel for Ethics for the Unified Court System; Sarah Jo Hamilton, Scalise & Hamilton LLP; Laura L. Smith, Chief Counsel for the Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics
2 NY CLE Credits; 2 Ethics
All Programs include 1 Affirmation and 1 Evaluation Form, and Course Materials.
To receive CLE credit for a program in Online Video Format:
Online Videos contain CLE codes that you must type into a supplied online affirmation form. Submit the online affirmation to the NYCLA CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch the video as soon as possible.
We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current.
Course Materials: You can download course materials on the Online Video webpage.