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Burman Receives Wyoming State Bar Professionalism Award

GILLETTE - The Wyoming State Bar is pleased to announce that retired University of Wyoming College of Law Professor John M. Burman has received the 2013 Gerald R. Mason Professionalism Award. John Cotton, Wyoming State Bar Immediate Past President, presented the award last week during the Bar’s Annual Meeting & Judicial Conference in Gillette, Wyoming, with remarks by Laramie attorney Dona Playton.

The Gerald R. Mason Professionalism Award is given to a member of the Wyoming State Bar who has demonstrated exemplary leadership in the area of ethics and professionalism, and who has made significant contributions to the legal profession.

Professor Burman was a professor at the University of Wyoming College of Law from 1985 to 2013, with emphasis on teaching legal ethics. He has served as interim Dean of the College of Law, and was responsible for the Legal Services Program at the University from 1989 to 2013. He was a 1998 Fulbright Teaching Fellow at Petrozavodsk State University, Petrozavodsk, Karelia, Russia. Professor Burman is the author of Professional Responsibility in Wyoming, as well as of numerous articles on legal ethics. He is also the recipient of the 2011-2012 College of Law Outstanding Faculty Member Award, and is a 2011 Honorary Professor, Saratov (Russia) State Academy of Law.