Alternatives For Hourly-fee Agreements - Ethics (Jan. 7, 2010)

Date: 01/07/2010

Featuring: John M. Burman

1 Hour Ethics

About Your Speaker

John M. Burman is the Carl M. Williams Professor of Law & Ethics and Faculty Supervisor of the Legal Services Program at the University of Wyoming College of Law. A Wyoming native, he received his BA degree from the University of Wyoming in 1978, and his JD, magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota in 1981. He began his legal career as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota. Several years later, he entered private practice with the Laramie, Wyoming, law firm of Corthell and King, where he is still of counsel. Since joining the faculty of the College of Law in 1989, Professor Burman has taught and written widely about legal ethics. His ethics columns appear every two months in the WYOMING LAWYER. Professor Burman’s book, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY IN WYOMING, is at the printer’s and should be available by the end of October.  Professor Burman has worked extensively in other countries. He was a Fulbright Teaching Fellow at Petrozavodsk State University in Karelia, Russia, and served as a Clinical Legal Education Specialist in Moscow, Russia, for the American Bar Association’s Central European and Eurasian Legal Initiative (ABA/CEELI). In the summer of 2002, Professor Burman spent three weeks in Belarus as a legal educational consultant for the United Nations.  In recent years, Professor Burman has traveled to Jordan three times at the invitation of the ABA to assess legal education in that country and to teach ethics and skills to law students.  He has also served as a rule of law consultant in China.