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#46 Faith and the Practice of Law

December 14, 2021, 6:00pm

“Faith” [noun] 1: strong belief or trust in someone or something.  2: belief in the existence of God: strong religious feelings or beliefs.  (  

“Practice” [verb] 1: carry out; apply.  2: to do or perform often, customarily, or habitually.  3: to be professionally engaged in.  (  

Where is the intersection between the practice of law and that of faith?  Is being a member of a faith community ever at odds with the substance or procedure of practicing law?  To what extent does a lawyer’s faith influence the nature and character of their practice?  This Zoom Roundtable explored the answers to these questions and more.

Fr. Michael Johnson, O.F.M.
Parochial Vicar, St. Patrick-St. Anthony Church
Franciscan Friars, Holy Name Province 

Attorney Sheila Sinha Charmoy
Charmoy & Charmoy

Attorney/Rev. Don Hamer
Episcopal Church of Connecticut
Former Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church

Attorney Sharon Freilich
Pullman & Comley

Attorney/Imam Refai Arefin
Law Office of Refai Arefin LLC

Attorney Jose “Joe” Santos, M.T.S, J.D.
Consultant, Student of Theology, and 
former General Counsel of Pratt & Whitney

Attorney Cody Guarnieri
Brown, Paindiris & Scott, LLP

Attorney Uswah Khan
James W. Cooper Fellow