Legal Ethics and the Constitution

Thank you for inviting me to this wonderful conference. I learn so much from these conferences. And I enjoy meeting the leaders in the field of legal ethics. The one person I miss greatly, of course, is Sam Dash. We used to love to exchange stories. We actually believed for a while we were related to each other because a number of people in my family changed their name from Dershowitz to Dash. And I would get phone calls from him when he agreed with something I did: “Alan, we’re related.” And then, two weeks later I would do something he disagreed with: “Alan, we’re not even distantly related.” I had always hoped we were, because he was such a mensch.

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