“ We [as lawyers] have special obligations to the courts and to the public as officers of the court. ”
Hal Lieberman is a partner at Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP. He is the former Principal Trial Attorney and Chief Counsel for the Departmental Disciplinary Committee in New York's First Department. During the past 17 years, he has defended hundreds of lawyers and law firms before disciplinary and grievance committees in connection with lawyer discipline complaints, formal disciplinary prosecutions, reciprocal discipline proceedings, post-conviction disciplinary proceedings, reinstatements, and matters related to bar admissions before the several New York character and fitness committees. He is the past partner-in-charge of the New York office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP. Lieberman is the co-author of New York Attorney Discipline and a regular columnist for the New York Law Journal on the subject of Professional Discipline.