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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, by J. Richard Supple, Jr., Hal R. Lieberman, and Harvey Prager.

Untangle New York’s unusual system of attorney regulation with this practice desk book 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. 
Additional Information
Division Name New York Books
Volumes 0
Product Types Books
Brand New York Law Journal Books
Publication Date December 21, 2017
Jurisdiction New York
ISBN 978-1-62881-384-5
Page Count 504
Edition 2018
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J. Richard Supple
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

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


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.

Chapter 1
Unique Nature of Attorney Discipline in New York 

Chapter 2
Function of the Attorney Disciplinary and Grievance Committees

Chapter 3
Disciplinary Sanctions

Chapter 4
Structure of The New York Attorney Disciplinary System

Chapter 5
Preliminary Matters; Investigations

Chapter 6
Private Reprimands and Informal Discipline

Chapter 7
Formal Proceedings

Chapter 8
Special Proceedings and Issues

Chapter 9
Post-Disciplinary Issues

Chapter 10
Discipline in New York Federal Courts

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