Hal Lieberman was interviewed by Joel Cohen of TalksOnLaw, a website that performs lawyer training through CLEs. Entitled When Lawyers Break the Law, the segment explores what happens when lawyers do just that. Lawyers defend clients when they get in trouble with the law, but what happens when lawyers break the law? They could be […]
We have updated our book New York Attorney Discipline Practice and Procedure. This is the 2016 edition. The new publication is now on sale on ALM’s website from the publishers of the New York Law Journal. The book provides a practical, in depth, and orderly framework: For lawyers who receive complaints, wish to get admitted to practice, or are […]
Last month we began our exploration of NYRPC 8.4(h), which prohibits a lawyer from “engag[ing] in any other conduct that adversely reflects on the lawyer’s fitness as a lawyer.” We discussed the origins of this vague provision, which we call the “Catch-all Rule,” in the old Canons of Professional Ethics and the Code of Professional […]
Hal R. Lieberman and Harvey Prager co-authored an article published in the current edition of the New York Legal Ethics Reporter (“NYLER”), published on October 1, 2015, titled “New York’s Catch-All Rule: Is It Needed? Part 1.” A second part of the article will be published later. Read the article here.
Ethics, Discipline & Real World Obligations A premier faculty drawn from the judiciary, the disciplinary bar and law firms will focus on the ethical and potential disciplinary issues confronting attorneys in everyday litigation practice, including: Challenges in witness preparation – Where is the line between suborning perjury and effective preparation? – Payments to witnesses Dealings […]