PBI Offers Shakespeare And The Law Event

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 - 00:00

The Pennsylvania Bar Institute has scheduled a CLE event that promises to be useful and entertaining. Shakespeare and the Law will be presented at two dates and locations this summer. On Tuesday, August 11 it will be held at the PBI Professional Development Conference Center, Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue in Pittsburgh, and on Thursday, August 13 it will be held in Philadelphia at the Wanamaker Building in Philadelphia.

On both dates the event will run from noon to 4:15 p.m.

In his works, William Shakespeare examined issues of justice, vengeance, evidence, and mercy. The presenters will look at some of Shakespeare's greatest works and discuss them from a legal perspective. For example, Measure for Measure illustrates when law and order should take a back seat to compassion, Richard II questions whether illegitimate means should be used to achieve legitimate ends, and Hamlet explores how much evidence is necessary to decide factual issues of great importance. These and other works will be discussed.

David P. Cross, an attorney, is the scheduled presenter for this event.

For information, see CLE Events at The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrcorpcounsel.com.

To make a reservation, call (800) 932-4637 or visit www.pbi.org.