February 21, 2008
The objectives of the course are to familiarize attorneys with the Rules of Professional Conduct. In particular, the objective of the course is to promote the civility of lawyers' conduct in preparation of trial and during trial. Lawyers will be made more aware that Rules govern their conduct. Professor Burns will present hypothetical questions and then provide answers to the professional responsibility issues raised using the Rules of Professional conduct as well as case law. The two-hour long webinar will allow attendees to ask questions of Professor Burns who can respond during the program or immediately following the presentation.
Robert P. Burns is Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law in the Northwestern Program on Advocacy and Professionalism. He teaches courses in professional responsibility, evidence, civil procedure, criminal procedure and administrative procedure. In 1996, 1998 and 2002, he was voted the Robert Childress Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence. He has been voted the Outstanding Professor of a Small Class and received a Dean's Teaching Award. He has been both the Perkins-Bauer Teaching Professor and the Stanford Clinton, Sr. Research Professor. He received his A.B. degree Magna Cum Laude from Fordham University in 1969. He received his J.D. in 1974 from the University of Chicago Law School and a Ph.D. with honors from the University of Chicago with a concentration in the philosophy of law and in logic.