On Monday, September 10th , an overflow crowd of 600 attorneys and judges packed The Birchwood Manor in Whippany, NJ to attend Chabad of SE Morris County’s 6th Annual Jewish Law Symposium.
Steve Adubato, PhD. Emmy Award-winning PBS Anchor and author of “You Are The Brand” moderated a lively and spirited discussion along with featured panelists: Stanley R. Chesler, U.S. District Judge, Michael Critchley, Sr. Esq., nationally acclaimed Criminal Defense Attorney, and Rabbi Professor, Michael J. Broyde, a noted Talmudic Scholar and Professor of Law at Emory University School of Law.
The program was opened by Tanya N. Helfand of Helfand and Associates , and opening remarks were made by Rabbi Shalom Lubin, founder of the Jewish Law Symposium, and Director of Chabad of SE Morris County, based in Madison, NJ.
The symposium was attended by attorneys and judges from all faiths and walks of life, and NY, NJ, and PA CLE Ethics Credits were provided.
“The turnout at this year’s Jewish Law Symposium was just phenomenal! Being able to discuss and examine the subject of “Winning at all Costs” from a legal perspective led to a most engaging and stimulating panel discussion. Ethical dilemmas associated with topics of the lawyer and the media, cooperating witnesses, and sports bounties are often in the news, and are most relevant in the legal world today. Exploring the Talmud’s 2,000 year perspective on these issues proved to be a most thought provoking and worthwhile experience”, said Rabbi Shalom Lubin, founder of the Jewish Law Symposium and Executive Director of Chabad of SE Morris County.
The Jewish Law Symposium is a project of Chabad of SE Morris County, a Jewish outreach and educational organization located at 42 Park Ave. in Madison.
Over the past 5 years, the Jewish Law Symposium has become a premier event in the New Jersey Legal Community, and past panelists include Justice Barry T. Albin, Justice Gary S. Stein and Justice Virginia Long, of the NJ Supreme Court, Rutgers Law School Dean John J. Farmer, Raymond Brown Esq., Justine P. Walder Esq., and “The Ethicist” Randy Cohen.
Photo Credit: Eli Gabor