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Forensic Fridays

Forensic Fridays is a CLE and professional education series offered four times yearly both onsite and online to eligible professionals. Also open to the general public, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for anywhere from 3 to 6 hours of Substantive and/or Ethics CLE credit, as well as other professional continuing education credit as noted.

Winter/Spring 2018 Seminars

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Medical-Legal Implications in Civilian and Military Contexts

Friday, FEBRUARY 9

1 - 4:30 p.m. (3 contact hours)
Africa Room, Duquesne Union


At a time when an ever-increasing number of plaintiffs are claiming post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as the basis for civil litigation, the disorder is being seen more and more as a factor in cases of justice-involved persons in criminal court, and general awareness of PTSD is growing in the wake of the staggering numbers of combatants returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries, it is critical for the legal system to understand how PTSD is diagnosed and treated, and to be able to distinguish it from bogus claims. Please join our multidisciplinary panel of experts as they examine the rise of PTSD in both civilian and military contexts, as well as the legal implications of various PTSD-related disabilities. In a special panel discussion, members of Allegheny County's Veterans Court, a voluntary treatment program designed to find alternatives to incarceration for servicemen and women, will discuss the court's role and challenges.

Justice-Related Services Unit Manager Stacy Condie
Attorney and Clinical Professor Daniel Kunz
Veterans Justice Outreach Specialist Keather Likins
Disability Attorney Michael V. Quatrini
Psychiatric expert Dr. Burt Singerman
Former Veterans Court Judge William F. Ward

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board as both an ONSITE and an ONLINE program for two (2) hours of Substantive CLE credit and one (1) hour of Ethics CLE credit. 

This program is offered for 3.0 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh's School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education, call (412) 624-3711.

For information about additional CE opportunities, please inquire with the Institute's staff.


Human Trafficking in Pennsylvania

A Victim-Centered Legal Update

Friday, MARCH 9

8:30 - 12 p.m. (3 contact hours)
Africa Room, Duquesne Union

AND a Special Topic CLE Session:

Next Steps: Clearing Records for Survivors of Human Trafficking

1 - 3:15 p.m. (2 contact hours)
Africa Room, Duquesne Union

Please check back soon for more information!


Contact Us

Contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu
for more information or to register by phone or email.

Scholarships are available. Find out more.

Not in the Pittsburgh area?

Never fear - All our programs are offered ONLINE!
Just select the "Distance Learning" registration option.