Saint Peter's Hosts Alumni in Law Continuing Education Lecture
Monday, April 29, 2013
Posted by: Angeline Boyer
On Thursday, April 18, Saint Peter’s University held an
Alumni in Law event in The Duncan Family Sky Room in the Mac Mahon Student Center.
More than 100 people attended the event, "Attorney Ethics: What Clients Should
Expect of their Lawyers.” This Continuing Legal Education (CLE) lecture was
hosted by the Saint Peter’s University Alumni in Law Host Committee and was followed
by a networking reception.
The lecture was designed for those interested in
understanding the various facets of ethics involving the legal profession, with
an emphasis on criminal cases. The series also examined ethics governing judges
and the disciplinary process involving judges and lawyers.
Hon. Kevin G. Callahan, ’69, retired New Jersey Superior
Court judge and criminal justice professor at Saint Peter’s University, served
as the moderator for the event and Edwin H. Stern, retired New Jersey Superior
Court judge and of counsel at Gibbons, served as the lecturer. The hot topics
of discussion included the model rules of the American Bar Association, the New
Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct and the disciplinary process for judges
and law professionals.
Callahan felt that the event was a great success. "The
spirit in the Mac
Center was very
uplifting,” he said. "Many alumni came back to the campus for the first time in
years and were reacquainted with Saint Peter’s as a University in this brand
new student center. They not only had the opportunity to network but they
discovered the vibrancy of our alumni association. The ability to hear from an
accomplished individual like Edwin Stern on such an important topic was also a
Callahan is a member of the Alumni in Law Host Committee
along with John C. Caufield, Esq. ’88, Mark C. Curtis, Esq. ’82, Elise J.
DiNardo, Esq. ’84, Francis J. Giantomasi, Esq. ’76, Carl M. Losito, Esq. ’80, Frank B. Reilly, Jr., Esq. ’67,
Anne M. Ronan, Esq. ’83 and Vincent A. Signorile, Esq. ’81.
The New Jersey
and New York CLE credits were sponsored by Gibbons P.C. and the course was
approved in accordance with the requirements of the State Bar of New Jersey and
the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 2.0 credit hours
which could be applied to the Ethics requirement.
The next Alumni in Law event is scheduled for the fall. Stay
tuned for details!
To view photos from the event, please click here.