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
Former Partner-in-Charge, New York Office
Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Hal R. Lieberman, formerly the Partner In Charge of the New York office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, has focused his practice for more than 30 years on professional liability and legal ethics. Before representing lawyers and law firms in private practice, Mr. Lieberman served for 13 years as Principal Trial Attorney and then Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department. In addition to advocating for lawyers and law firms, Mr. Lieberman has provided expert testimony or opinions in approximately 35 civil litigations involving legal ethics and malpractice, and is also a court-appointed special mediator for the First Department’s Complaint Mediation Panel. Mr. Lieberman graduated from the University of Chicago cum laude and Harvard Law School. He lectures widely and has published numerous articles on legal ethics. Mr. Lieberman currently serves as an Adjunct Professor teaching legal ethics at Columbia Law School. In 1996, he was elected to membership in the American Law Institute and served on the members’ consultative group for the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, He formerly chaired the Committee on Professional Discipline of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, has been accredited by the Continuing Legal Education Board of New York to provide ethics and professionalism courses to law firms and legal offices, and has conducted seminars forAMLawIOO and other large national law firms as well as for government agencies. Mr. Lieberman has been admitted to practice in New York, Massachusetts, the United States Supreme Court, various federal jurisdictions, and the State of Israel. He is AV rated and is a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal on Professional Discipline.
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.