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Analyze how the concept of attorney "professionalism" has evolved throughout history.
Learn what it means to uphold the spirit and letter of the law with honesty and integrity.
Reconcile the tension between zealous advocacy and practicing with professionalism.
Identify how things can go wrong when communicating with adversaries, courts and clients.
Lessons From History: Attorney "Professionalism" Through the Ages
Reputational Risks and Realities in an Online World
Upholding the Spirit and Letter of the Law With Honesty and Integrity
KENNETH P. KULA is a trial attorney with Buether Joe & Counselors LLC; where he represents individuals and companies in complex litigation involving intellectual property, such as patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets. Mr. Kula also practices in the areas of technology law and general litigation. He has represented clients, as plaintiff and defendant, and has tried both bench and jury trials in state or federal court in various courts throughout the United States. Mr. Kula has served as an adjunct professor at Washburn University School of Law, where he taught courses on patent law and intellectual property. He has been active in the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and teaching Building Trial Skills program at Southern Methodist University. Mr. Kula also served as an ethics investigator for his local bar association. He has been invited to speak by various organizations on a variety of topics, including intellectual property litigation, copyright law and the construction industry, ethics, and electronic discovery. Mr. Kula is admitted to practice law in Texas, Missouri, Kansas, and Nebraska. He has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and before various federal district courts. Mr. Kula is, or has been, a member of the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) and various state, city and other local bar associations. He earned his B.S. degree from St. John Fisher College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Washburn University School of Law.
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