Untangle New York’s unusual system of attorney regulation with this newest practice deskbook from the publishers of the New York Law Journal. New York Attorney Discipline Practice and Procedure provides a practical, in depth, and orderly framework:
- For lawyers who receive complaints, wish to get admitted to practice, or are subject to discipline.
- For their lawyers
- For staffs and committee members of disciplinary agencies
- For consumers of legal services
- For judges, consumers, and law firms throughout the state will benefit from a better understanding of just how the system works.
J. Richard Supple, Jr. is the Partner-in-Charge of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP’s New York office. He concentrates in the representation of law firms and lawyers in professional NY ethics-related matters, including disciplinary and legal malpractice cases, partnership and fee disputes, disqualification and sanctions motions, risk management advising, and internal investigations. As a prosecutor and defense counsel, Mr. Supple has tried, arbitrated, drafted expert opinions and litigated numerous disciplinary cases and other ethics-related matters in federal and state courts; argued appeals before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the New York Court of Appeals, and intermediate appellate courts; and successfully mediated cases throughout the United States. Before going into private practice in 1999, Mr. Supple was Principal Trial Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, First Department and a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society. He is currently an adjunct professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, a faculty member at the Practising Law Institute, and chair of the Professional Discipline Committee of the New York City Bar (2010-2013).
Hal R. Lieberman
Hal R. Lieberman is a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP. 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, and then served for more than 13 years as Principal Trial Attorney and Chief Counsel to the Departmental Disciplinary Committee of the New York Supreme Court, First Department.
In addition to representing lawyers and law firms, Mr. Lieberman has provided expert testimony or opinions in more than 40 civil and criminal litigations involving legal ethics or legal malpractice. He is currently an adjunct Professor at Columbia Law School. For 13 years he taught legal ethics at Brooklyn Law School, and has served as a visiting lecturer on the topics of legal ethics and professional discipline at Harvard Law School, Fordham Law School, Hofstra Law School, Cardozo Law School and New York Law School.
Mr. Lieberman is also actively involved in alternative dispute forums, having founded Complaint Mediation Panels of the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, the first lawyer-client dispute resolution program in the United States. He is the former Chair of the Committee on Professional Discipline of the New York City Bar, a current member of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York City Bar, and a member of the American Law Institute, where he served on the members’ consultative group for the Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers.
Harvey Prager is a solo practitioner in Boston, where he advises and defends lawyers who are facing bar discipline investigations and/or formal disciplinary proceedings, advises law school graduates dealing with problems with applications for admission to the Massachusetts bar, represents suspended or disbarred lawyers seeking reinstatement to the Massachusetts bar, and focuses on other matters concerning legal professional responsibility and ethics.
Before starting his own practice, Mr. Prager worked for many years with Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP’s nationally renowned legal professional responsibility practice group, which was devoted to representing and advising lawyers and law firms on all aspects of the law governing lawyers, with a particular emphasis on matters related to legal ethics, professional discipline, malpractice, disqualification motions, sanctions and law firm disputes. Mr. Prager is a member of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility, the American Bar Association, and the Massachusetts Bar Association.