William H, Fortune is a 1964 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. After five years in private practice he began a long career at the UK College of Law in 1969; he retired in 2012 and now teaches as an adjunct. He served the University as Academic Ombud and as Chair of the University Senate and twice served the law school as Associate Dean. In 2001, Professor Fortune was honored as a Great Teacher by the UK Alumni Association. He teaches Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Professional Responsibility.

On three occasions he took leaves from the law school to be a public defender 1975-76 in the federal court in Los Angeles, 1977-78 in the federal court in Lexington, and 1992-93 in the state court in Pikeville Kentucky. He has taken pro bono cases throughout his career.

Active in bar work throughout his career, Professor Fortune has been a frequent lecturer on issues of legal ethics for the UK College of Law, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Fayette County Bar Association. For his service to the profession he has been honored as follows:

2008: the KBA Thomas Spain award for his contribution to continuing legal education;

2009: the Chief Justices Special Service Award for work on the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct;

2014: the Henry T. Duncan Award lifetime achievement award of the Fayette Country Bar Association;

2015: the KBA Young Lawyers Service Award and the KY Public Defense Minister of Justice Award.

Professor Fortune currently serves as chair of the KBA Ethics Committee.

In addition to journal articles, Professor Fortunes publications include On the Bench, a history of the federal court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, Call Me Mac,a biography of Judge Mac Swinford, Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility Handbook (with Professors Underwood and Imwinkelried), Psychology and the Legal System (with Professors Greene and Nietzel), and Kentucky Criminal Law (with Professor Lawson).

William H, Fortune is a 1964 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law. After five years in private practice he began a long career at the UK College of Law in 1969; he retired in 2012 and now teaches as an adjunct. He served the University as Academic Ombud and as Chair of the University Senate and twice served the law school as Associate Dean. In 2001, Professor Fortune was honored as a Great Teacher by the UK Alumni Association. He teaches Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Professional Responsibility.

On three occasions he took leaves from the law school to be a public defender 1975-76 in the federal court in Los Angeles, 1977-78 in the federal court in Lexington, and 1992-93 in the state court in Pikeville Kentucky. He has taken pro bono cases throughout his career.

Active in bar work throughout his career, Professor Fortune has been a frequent lecturer on issues of legal ethics for the UK College of Law, the Kentucky Bar Association, and the Fayette County Bar Association. For his service to the profession he has been honored as follows:

2008: the KBA Thomas Spain award for his contribution to continuing legal education;

2009: the Chief Justices Special Service Award for work on the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct;

2014: the Henry T. Duncan Award lifetime achievement award of the Fayette Country Bar Association;

2015: the KBA Young Lawyers Service Award and the KY Public Defense Minister of Justice Award.

Professor Fortune currently serves as chair of the KBA Ethics Committee.

In addition to journal articles, Professor Fortunes publications include On the Bench, a history of the federal court in the Eastern District of Kentucky, Call Me Mac,a biography of Judge Mac Swinford, Modern Litigation and Professional Responsibility Handbook (with Professors Underwood and Imwinkelried), Psychology and the Legal System (with Professors Greene and Nietzel), and Kentucky Criminal Law (with Professor Lawson).

Criminal ProcedureEvidence, andLegal Ethics and Professional Responsibility

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Materials from the 4th Biennial Employment Law Institute held by UK/CLE in June 1994.

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