Saint Peter’s Hosts Alumni in Law Continuing Legal Education Lecture

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 Mahon Student 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 tremendous draw.”

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!