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