The Hofstra Law's Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics (ISLE) sponsors conferences that address major contemporary issues in the field of legal ethics. On Wednesday, April 1, the Institute is hosting our latest conference "Lawyers as Targets:  Suing, Prosecuting and Defending Lawyers."

Lawyers as Targets:  
Suing, Prosecuting and Defending Lawyers

April 1, 2015 | Hofstra Law 

Increasingly, lawyers are targets in both civil and criminal matters. In practice, lawyers tend to be more concerned about civil and criminal liability than disciplinary liability.

This conference is made possible, in part, through the Abraham J. Gross '78 Conference and Lecture Fund.

Call for Papers
This conference will examine the changing legal landscape of civil and criminal claims against lawyers. To include a spectrum of perspectives, we invite papers from scholars and practitioners interested in tackling topics related to professional liability of lawyers. Papers may cover a range of topics, including those that relate to emerging theories of liability, empirical studies related to malpractice claims, malpractice insurance, criminal prosecutions of lawyers, and risk management issues.

Persons interested in participating in the conference should submit an abstract that is between 100 to 250 words. The abstract should include the proposed title and the author’s affiliation. Abstracts should be submitted to Professor Susan Fortney at

The Hofstra Law Review will publish the pieces selected for the conference. Manuscripts for the conference will be due on March 20. Final manuscripts for the Law Review will be due on April 20. If you have questions, please contact Professor Susan Fortney at

The deadline for abstracts is June 15, 2014.