An unapologetic Lynne Stewart, disbarred and convicted for providing material support to a terrorist client, urged an audience at a Hofstra School of Law ethics conference last week to “stand up” against government infringement of attorney-client privilege.

Stewart, 68, is appealing her conviction for helping the blind Sheik Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman communicate with his supporters in violation of governmental regulations she had pledged to follow. She has been sentenced to 28 months in prison.