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Does Jewish Law Like Lawyers? Building a Just Legal System

Lawyers have a unique appreciation of the pitfalls of overly zealous representation, and of the need for codes of professional responsibility that regulate an attorney’s behavior. Unexpectedly, ancient Jewish legal texts contain crucial lessons regarding the distinction between good and bad lawyering. In this CLE, a professor at Pepperdine University School of Law delves into the sources and provides a new perspective on lawyer ethics.

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

How Rabbinical Court Cases are Decided

In this CLE, a well known rabbinical court judge describes the relevance of secular law to proceedings in beit din (rabbinical court) under Jewish law. A rabbinical court judge and director of the Beth Din of America, a rabbinical court based in New York, walks listeners through an actual case arbitrated (and ultimately mediated) at the Beth Din of America, and concludes with a description of some of the unique procedural issues that arise in a beit din.

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Unique Divorce Issues Arising under Jewish Law

Jewish couples getting divorced face unique religious law issues with potential secular law ramifications. The ketuba, a central element of a Jewish wedding, is actually a legal document with financial implications. In order to dissolve a Jewish marriage, a Get (writ of divorce) is necessary. The Get requires the mutual participation of husband and wife, and in some cases the withholding of a Get has been threatened or utilized as a tool for negotiation leverage or simply out of spite. In...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Beth Din As a Preferred Forum

Jewish law prefers dispute resolution among Jews to take place through mediation or arbitration in a beit din (lit. house of law), a rabbinical forum for dispute resolution. In this CLE, an expert on Jewish law discusses some of the more intricate rules regarding the issue of selecting a forum for dispute resolution, and the director of the Beth Din of America, a rabbinical court based in New York, explains the rabbinical court process, and how decisions are reached, by describing an actual c...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Beth Din Jurisprudence

When contemporary business cases are decided through rabbinical court arbitration, procedural and substantive law is determined by utilizing ancient and modern Jewish law texts. But Jewish law recognizes that in the business arena parties enter deals with an expectation that local law and custom will govern their dealings. In addition, the modern day arbitration forum presents interesting procedural issues for a Jewish court. In this CLE, an arbitrator at, and the administrative attorney of...

General Credits
1.25
Price$50

Female Testimony in Beit Din: An Untold Story of Halachic Justice

Contemporary rabbinical courts accept testimony even from classes of individuals who are barred from testifying under Biblical law. In this fascinating discussion about how Jewish justice operates in the sphere of rabbinical court decision making, an expert in religious arbitration law from Pepperdine University School of Law describes the interplay between religious law and societal norms.

Elimination Bias
1
Price$50

Special Ethical Considerations for Judges and Legal Practitioners Who are Actively Involved in Houses of Worship

Join us for a fascinating discussion which will explore the ethical considerations surrounding the conduct and choices made by judges and practitioners who are actively involved in their houses of worship. The expert panel will discuss a series of hypotheticals that illustrate the types of situations that may arise and the considerations involved in resolving the dilemmas. Some of the areas to be explored include: involvement in extra-judicial activities at the house of worship; effect...

Ethics Credits
1.75
Price$75

Arbitrator Impartiality in Tripartite Arbitration: A Comparison of Jewish and Secular Law

In many industries, it is customary for arbitration panels to consist of an arbitrator chosen by each party, and a third arbitrator who is elected mutually by the chosen arbitrators. Should party-appointed arbitrators be expected to function as neutrals or as advocates for the parties that chose them? The answer to this question may depend on the arbitration agreement between the parties, and the set of arbitration rules in place in the particular arbitration forum. Jewish law has long feat...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$75

Ethical Considerations of Clergy Confidentiality

Clergy confidentiality is an evidentiary privilege that derives from the seal of the confessional of the Roman Catholic Church. However, it also has far-reaching implications in terms of defining the role, restrictions and responsibilities of clergy of all faiths when entering into conversations in their capacity as spiritual counselors. This CLE course examines a number of court cases and scenarios, particularly relating to Rabbis of the Jewish faith, in which members of the clergy navigate...

Ethics Credits
1.25
Price$50

Laws Of Arbitration As It Applies to Rabbinical Courts

A client request for representation in rabbinical court, known as Beit Din, may not be a daily occurrence, but when it does happen, attorneys had best be prepared. Though not by any means antiquated, the rabbinical court system has rules and regulations that most attorneys are unfamiliar with. This CLE course will explain the proper procedures for navigating the rabbinical court system, and will explain the relevant arbitration agreements and processes as well as the relationship between the s...

General Credits
1
Price$50
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