A message from Harriet Miers, Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Center for American and International Law –
We are greatly saddened to report that CAIL and the legal profession lost a great friend and leader yesterday with the death of Clyde Siebman. Clyde was a giant in the legal community. A great advocate of innovation, he was himself a remarkable innovator. At CAIL, he chaired the Advisory Board of our newest Institute, the Institute for Law and Technology, and served as an ex officio member of the Board of Trustees. He was also a founder and the driving force behind one of the nation’s most prominent legal programs, the Bench-Bar Conference of the Eastern District of Texas. That conference is sponsored by the Eastern District of Texas Bar Association. Clyde touched and enriched the lives of an enormous number of people.
Clyde was a great lawyer who leaves a wonderful legacy as a highly esteemed, mightily accomplished professional and individual. He was a man of principle and consummate dedication to the causes in which he believed, and he will be sorely missed.
Our sympathies go out to his remarkable wife, Judge Carol Siebman and his daughter and son-in-law, of whom he was so proud, to his entire family, to all of his colleagues at the firm he birthed and grew, and to all who mourn this tragic loss.
Clyde’s family will announce funeral arrangements soon.