August 12, 2010


ALBANY-Teresa Schiller of Rensselaer has joined the New York State Bar Association as its new director of Law Practice Management. Schiller began her duties on June 30.

In her new position, Schiller will develop continuing legal education programs, books, web pages, newsletters, blogs, and other member communications on law practice management issues. She will serve as the liaison to the Law Practice Management Committee and the General Practice Section, as well as co-liaison to the Task Force on the Future of the Legal Profession.

"Teresa Schiller has a deep understanding of the challenges lawyers face in their practices and significant experience dealing with professional responsibility and risk management issues that will be of tremendous value to the State Bar," said State Bar Executive Director Patricia K. Bucklin. "We are very excited to have her join our team, and we look forward to the many contributions she will make to serve our membership."

Prior to joining the State Bar, Schiller was the manager of pro bono and community programs at Clifford Chance US LLP after having worked as a litigation associate at the firm. She previously served as a law clerk for U.S. District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber in the Northern District of Illinois, followed by a term as a law clerk for Judge Jane Roth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Wilmington, Delaware.

Schiller is the past president of the New York Women's Bar Association and a past vice-president of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York.

Schiller graduated from Rice University and earned her law degree at the University of Chicago Law School.

Founded in 1876, the 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the official statewide organization of lawyers in New York and the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. The State Bar's programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system for more than 130 years.