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