Robert H. Aronson

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Betts, Patterson and Mines Professor of Law
Emeritus Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 543-7423
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Evidence, BarBri, Feb. 2011 (Seattle, WA)

Evidence, BarBri, Jun. 2010 (Seattle and Spokane, WA)

Moderator, Trial Lawyers in Trouble, American Bar Association, National Conference on Professional Responsibility, Jun. 3, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

Legal Education, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Ninth Circuit Judicial Confernce, Apr. 30, 2010 (Seattle, WA)

Winning at All Costs: Ethics & Integrity in Law, Sports & Film, University of Washington School of Law, Betts, Patterson & Mines Professorship Installation, Apr. 11, 2008 (Seattle, WA)

Evidence Lectures, BarBri, Feb. 2008 (Seattle and Spokane, WA)

Physicians Ins. Exchange v. Fisons Corp.and Related Cases, Washington State Bar Association, High Profile Cases, Oct. 16, 2007

The Law of Evidence, University of Washington School of Law, Immigration Clinic, Apr. 19, 2007 (Seattle, WA)

The Use of the "Clickers" in the Classroom, with Karen Boxx and Sylvia Kang'ara, University of Washington School of Law, Faculty Colloquium, Jan. 17, 2007 (Seattle, WA)

Evidence, BAR/BRI, Jan. 2007 (Seattle and Spokane, WA)

High Tech Evidence and Ethics Issues for Judges, National Association of Women Judges and National Association of Administrative Law Judges, Annual Meeting, Sep. 6, 2006 (Seattle, WA)

Legal Ethics: Professional Responsibility and the Healthcare Attorney, Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Hospital and Health Law Seminar, Apr. 28, 2006 (Seattle, WA)

Panelist, Professional Responsibility, University of Washington School of Law, Technology, Values & the Justice System Symposium & Conference, Jan. 16, 2004 (Seattle, WA)

Admissibility of Insurance Coverage, Washington State Bar Association, Jan. 2002

Ethical Issues Relating to Comments by and about Judges in Major Cases, Washington/9th Circuit Bench-Bar-Press, Annual Conference, Jan. 2002

Specialized Professional Ethics Codes: Standards or Aspirations?, University of Washington School of Law, 8th Annual Professional Responsibility Institute, Dec. 9, 2000 (Seattle, WA)

Unauthorized Practice of Law and Conflicts of Interest: Is the “Law Practice” in Metamorphosis?, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Captive Law Firms, Accounting Firms, and Other Encroachments on Traditional Lawyering, Jan. 2000

Ethics and Character: What Can We Learn from Atticus Finch?, University of Washington Training and Development, Jan. 1999

Media Access to the Judiciary, Washington Bench-Bar-Press, Law/Media Conference, Jan. 4, 1999

Athletics Compliance, University Kiwanis, Jan. 1999

Objections at Trial, Washington State Bar Association and National Practicing Institute, Jan. 1999

Rambo Prosecutors, Conscienceless Attorneys and Slimy Family Lawyers: Lawyers in Popular Culture, University of Washington School of Law, 7th Annual Professional Responsibility Institute, Jan. 1999

Ethics in the News: Hot Cases, Hot Topics, University of Washington School of Law, 6th Annual Professional Responsibility Institute, Jan. 1998

Legal Ethics for Indians and Tribes, University of Washington School of Law, Western Regional Indian Law Symposium, Jan. 1998

Evidence Update, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Jan. 3, 1998

For Whom Does Your Agency’s Attorney Really Work? Loyalty and Privilege Caught in the Rough Water of Whitewater, Council on Govternment Ethics Laws, Annual Conference, Jan. 1998

Ethics, Washington State Superior Court Judicial Conference, Jan. 1998

Enhancing Access to Justice, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1997

Personal vs. Professional Ethics in the “Gray” Areas, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1997

Problems in Ethics and Professionalism, Cardozo Society, Jan. 1997

Dangerous Liaisons, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1996

Due Process and the NCAA, Jan. 6, 1996

Student Athlete: Ideal or Oxymoron? , Jan. 6, 1996

Cleaning Up Corruption: Practical Ethics in Sports Representation, Washington/Arizona State Bar Sports Law Program, Jan. 1996

What About the Children? Are Family Lawyers the Same (Ethically) as Criminal Lawyers--A Morality Play, Hofstra Conference on Legal Ethics, Jan. 1996

Ethics in Family Law, University of Washington, Family Law Certificate Program, Jan. 1996

Testing Scholarship Through CLE, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, Jan. 1996

University of Washington School of Law, Aronson & Tegland's Washington State Civil Practice Update, Dec. 1995 (Seattle, WA)

Emerging Issues Relating to Ethics and Ethicacy in Family Law Cases, University of Washington School of Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Greatest Hits, Jan. 28, 1995 (Seattle, WA)

PTSD in the Courtroom: Have Our Fears Come True?, American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Jan. 1995

Recent Developments in the Law of Evidence, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Jan. 1995

Moderator, Moderator, University of Washington School of Law, Symposium on the McCrate Report, Jan. 1994

Atticus Finch: Hero or Flawed Role Model?, University of Washington, Jan. 1994

Ethics Workshops, Perkins, Coie and Stanislaw, Ashbaugh, Jan. 1994

Current Developments in Advertising and Solicitation, Federal Bar Association, Jan. 1993

Key Issues in Appellate Ethics, Federal Practice Institute, Jan. 1993

Law: A Profession or Business, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1993

Rambo v. Atticus Finch: The Sequel, Washington State Bar Association, Jan. 1993

Statutory Construction, Senior Legislative Drafting Seminar, Jan. 1993 (Tacoma, WA)

Ethical Issues in the New Philosophies of Billing and Service, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1993

Ethics Issues for In-house Counsel, Association of In-house Counsel, Jan. 1993

Reflections on Thurgood Marshall, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1993

“A Jury of Her Peers”: Morality, Gender, Bias and Perspective in the Criminal Justice System, Jan. 1993 (Seattle, WI)

Ethics Roundtable, Perkins, Coie, Jan. 1993

DNA Fingerprinting, University of Washington School of Law, Apr. 16, 1992

Ethics in Family Law, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Jan. 1992

Ethics for Public Attorneys, Alaska State Bar, Convention, Jan. 1992

Dan Quayle, the Council on Competitiveness, and Conflict of Interest, U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, Jan. 1992 (Washington, DC)

Legal Ethics Malpractice, Alaska State Bar, Convention, Jan. 1992

Workshop on Ethics, Alaska Attorney General, Supervising Attorneys, Jan. 1992 (Anchorage, AK)

Judging Judges: Making Choices, Women’s University Club, Jan. 1992

Effect of Children on the Ethical Responsibilities of Matrimonial Lawyers, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Florida Chapter, Jan. 1992 (Tampa, FL)

Effective Courtroom Techniques, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1992

Ethics in Mediation and Arbitration, Northwest ADR Conference, Jan. 1992

The Bounds of Advocacy in Family Law, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1992

Workshop on Ethics, Washington Deptartment of Revenue Attorneys and Admininistrative Law Judges, Jan. 1992

Confidentiality in Family Law Practice, Petrilli Memorial Seminar, Jan. 1992 (Louisville, KY)

Ethics in Litigation, Seattle-King County Bar Association, Jan. 1992

Advanced Ethics Workshop, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Jan. 1992 (Palm Springs)

The Bridge Between Ethics and Malpractice, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Jan. 1992

Conflicts of Interest, Perkins, Coie, Jan. 1992

Teaching Professionalism in Law School, Association of American Law Schools, Annual Meeting, Jan. 1992 (San Antonio, UT)

Making & Meeting Objections, University of Washington School of Law, Effective Courtroom Techniques: Making and Meeting Objections, Nov. 16, 1991 (Seattle, WA)

Law, Literature & Television: Fact vs. Fiction, Jan. 1991 (Seattle, WA)

Ethics in Family Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Jan. 1991 (Chicago, IL)

The Ethics of Judicial Campaigning, American Judges Association, Annual Conference, Jan. 1991

Keynote, Women and Legal Ethics: Education and Practice, Washington Women Lawyers Program, Jan. 1991

Governmental Professional Responsibility, Washington Attorney General and Washington Department of Labor and Industries, Annual Retreat, Jan. 1991

Washington Evidence Workshop, Professional Education Systems, Jan. 1991

Alternative Perspectives on Law: Law and Literature, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1991

Evidence and Objections at Trial, Seattle-King County Bar Association, Trial Practice Seminar, Jan. 1991

Lawyers and Victims: The Problem of Attorney-Client Confidentiality, American Bar Association, Pre-Law Conference, Jan. 1991

Litigation Ethics, Karr, Tuttle, Jan. 1991

DNA Identification and Other Recent Forms of Scientific Evidence, University of Washington School of Law, Evidence for the 1990's: Emerging Issues in Law and Technology, May 19, 1990 (Seattle, WA)

Conflicts of Interest Confronting Criminal Defense Lawyers, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1990

Dealing with Experts and Expert Witnesses, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1990

Ethical Conduct of Legal Para-Professionals, Washington Legal Assistants, Jan. 1990

Ethics & Professionalism in the Practice of Law, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Jan. 1990 (FL)

Ethics for Criminal Defense Practitioners, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Jan. 1990

Ethics in Negotiation, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Jan. 1990 (CA)

Ethics Roundtable, Perkins Coie, Jan. 1990

Evidence and Objections at Trial, Seattle-King County Bar Association, Trial Practice Seminar, Jan. 1990

Panelist, First Amendment Panel, Washington State Judges Association, Law and Media Conference, Jan. 1990

Government Intrusions into the Attorney-Client Relationship, American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools, Jan. 1990 (CA)

Lawyers in Television & Film, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1990

Lawyers' Ethics & Public Perceptions of Morality: Can They Be Reconciled?, University of Washington, Jan. 1990

Litigation and Business Ethics, Stoel, Rives, Boley, Jan. 1990

Making and Meeting Objections--Parts I and II, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1990 (Seattle and Yakima, WA)

Malpractice and Attorney Conflict of Interests, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1990

Personal Values vs. Professional Responsibility, Washington State Bar Association, Jan. 1990

Professional and Public Responsibilities of Lawyers, Jan. 1990 (Memphis, TN)

Professional Responsibility in Pretrial Practice, Washington State Bar Association, Jan. 1990

Recent Developments in the Law of Evidence, Washington Defender Association, Jan. 1990

Toward a Greater Sense of Professionalism, Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference, Jan. 1990 (CA)

Unauthorized Practice of Law, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1990

Washington Evidence Update: Real and Demonstrative Evidence, Professional Education Systems, Jan. 1990

Dealing with Potential Conflicts of Interest, Washington State Bar Association, Corporation, Business and Banking Section, Mid-Year Meeting and Seminars: Recent Developments and Attorney-Client Rlationships, Apr. 1988 (Blaine, WA)

101 Ways to Exclude a Confession, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1988

Appellate Advocacy, Greater Seattle Legal Secretary Association, Jan. 1988

Conflicts of Interest Confronting Criminal Defense Lawyers, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1988

Ethical and Evidentiary Issues Relating to Paralegals, Washington Legal Assistants Association, Jan. 1988

Ethical Conduct of Legal Para-Professionals, Washington Legal Assistants, Jan. 1988

Ethics for Criminal Defense Practitioners, Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Jan. 1988

Ethics in Negotiation, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Jan. 1988 (CA)

Government Intrusions into the Attorney-Client Relationship, American Bar Association and Association of American Law Schools, Jan. 1988 (CA)

Hearsay, Indian Court Judges, Continuing Judicial Education Program, Jan. 1988 (Reno, NV)

Malpractice and Attorney Conflict of Interests, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1988

Oral Argument, Washington State Bar Association, Defense of a Criminal Case, Jan. 1988

Professional Responsibility in Pretrial Practice, Washingto State Bar Association, Jan. 1988

Provision of Legal Services to the Poor, Law Day, Jan. 1988

Recent Developments in the Law of Evidence, Washington Defender Association, Jan. 1988

The Death Penalty, KVI Seattle, Jan. 1988

The Ethical Duties of Lay Advisors--The Unauthorized Practice of Law, Senior Rights Assist. Com. Serv. Advisors, Jan. 1988

The Federal and Washington Rules of Evidence, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1988

The Washington Rules of Evidence, Washington Superior Court Judges' Conference, Jan. 1988 (Vancouver, WA)

Toward a Rational Resolution of Ethical Dilemmas in the Criminal Justice System, American Society of Criminology, Jan. 1988 (Tucson, AZ)

Unauthorized Practice of Law, University of Washington School of Law, Jan. 1988

Workshop on the New Washington Rules of Evidence, Washington Municipal and District Court Judges, Jan. 1988 (Yakima, WA)

Censorship and the Law, Seattle Public Library, Jan. 1987

Ethics and Court Staff, California Superior Courts, Presiding Judges' Workshop, Jan. 1987 (Santa Clara, CA)

University of Washington School of Law, Effective Courtroom Techniques for Handling Common Evidence Problems, Nov. 8, 1986 (Seattle, WA)

Character Evidence, University of Washington School of Law, Recent Developments in Evidence, Sep. 21, 1985 (Seattle, WA)

Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam Lectures, Jan. 1985 (CA)

Constitutional and Evidentiary Bases for Exclusion of Defendants' Statements, Conduct and Silence, University of Washington School of Law, Criminal Law and Procedure, Feb. 12, 1983 (Seattle, WA)

Washington Bar Examination Lectures on Evidence, Exam-Taking Techniques, and Professional Responsibility, Jan. 1978

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