A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar, law firms and academia will focus on the ethical and disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday practice.
Clifford Chance US LLP
Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the Appeals Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York First Judicial Department
Carol L. Ziegler
Reporter for the Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct
New York State Bar Association
Carol L. Ziegler writes, practices and teaches in the area of professional responsibility and legal ethics. She is currently serving as a Reporter for the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Standards of Attorney Conduct 's project to comprehensively redraft the disciplinary rules governing lawyers in New York State. From 1988 to 2004, she was a member of the full-time faculty of Brooklyn Law School, where she taught courses in the area of professional responsibility and legal ethics, and served as the Associate Dean for Student Affairs from 1994-2004. Ms. Ziegler continues to teach professional responsibility as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School and Columbia Law School.
She received her B.A. with honors from Cornell University, College of Arts and Sciences in 1968, her J.D. cum laude from New York University School of Law in 1973, and was admitted to the New York Bar in 1974. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Order of the Coif. Ms. Ziegler has served as General Counsel to the New York City Commission on Human Right (1986-1988), Special Assistant Counsel and Counsel to the Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools (1979-1985) and as a staff attorney with Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation "A" and the Public Education Association. Ms. Ziegler was a member of the Ethics Commission for the New York State Court System from its inception in 1989 until 1997. She has also served as a member of the Advisory Committee/Committee on Civil Litigation for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York's Committee on Professional Discipline and the New York State Bar Associations' Committee on Professional Ethics. She is currently serving as a member of the Magistrate Selection Panel for the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She is a frequent lecturer on various legal issues, including professional ethics, for such organizations as the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council and the Practising Law Institute.
Hal R. Lieberman
Partner-in-Charge, New York office
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Hal R. Lieberman is the Partner-in-Charge of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP’s New York office. He is an experienced trial lawyer who concentrates his practice on the representation of lawyers and law firms in matters related to legal ethics, professional discipline, malpractice, disqualification motions, sanctions and law firm disputes. For nearly three decades, Mr. Lieberman has focused his practice on lawyers' professional liability and ethics matters, and has helped shape the law governing lawyers. Prior to representing lawyers and law firms in private practice, he was an Assistant Bar Counsel in the Massachusetts Office of the Bar Counsel (1983 – 87), and then served for more than 13 years as Principal Trial Attorney (1987 – 89) and Chief Counsel (1989 – 98) to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the New York Supreme Court, First Department. In addition to representing lawyers and law firms in the defense of these matters, Mr. Lieberman has provided expert testimony or opinions in more than 35 civil litigations involving legal ethics or legal malpractice.
Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department
Hon. Sheila Abdus-Salaam has served as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department since March 25, 2009. Before her appointment to the Appellate Division, Justice Abdus-Salaam had been a trial judge in Manhattan for 17 years, first on the Civil Court and then on Supreme Court. Before her election to the bench, she was the General Counsel of the New York City Division of Labor Services, the City's contract compliance agency. She has also been an Assistant Attorney General in the New York State Attorney General's Office and a staff lawyer in a neighborhood legal services office. After graduation from Barnard College in 1974, she received a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School in 1977.