Russell G. Pearce, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Louis Stein Center for Ethics and Law at Fordham University School of Law
Friday, March 8, 12-2 pm, Session I: The Lawyer in Jewish Tradition
Friday March 22, 12-2 pm, Session II: Confidentiality and Conflicts
$100/2 hour session; $175 for both sessions
Course Fulfills 4 Hours of CLE (Ethics and Professionalism) Accreditation
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
One West 4th Street (between Broadway and Mercer Street)
New York City
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion is launching a new Continuing Legal Education program with Legal Ethics in Jewish and American Law, a two-session course taught by Russell G. Pearce, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Louis Stein Center for Ethics and Law at Fordham University School of Law.
This course will compare and contrast secular and Jewish perspectives on the lawyer's role with attention to selected provisions of the New York Code of Professional Responsibility and their counterparts in Jewish law. The course will consider the extent to which the obligations of Jewish law and American legal ethics conflict with or complement each other; whether a Jewish construct of the role of the lawyer is possible; and the application of American and Jewish texts to hypotheticals raising issues of confidentiality, conflicts of interest, pro bono service, and counseling.
Russell G. Pearce is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Louis Stein Center for Ethics and Law at Fordham University School of Law. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School where he served on the Law Journal, he has written and lectured extensively in the field of legal ethics. He has been an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, a staff attorney in the Chelsea Neighborhood Office of the Legal Aid Society, and General Counsel to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. He is the recipient of the Sanford D. Levy Memorial Award from the New York State Bar Association "in recognition of his contribution to understanding and advancement in the field of professional ethics."
The course will fulfill fours hours of Continuing Legal Education (Ethics and Professionalism) accreditation. Each session is approved for 2 ethics credit hours in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board. Registration is available for a single session or the two-session course
For information and registration, call (212) 824-2272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.