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Upcoming Forensic Fridays Seminar - Digital Detectives:  A Computer Forensics Update

Digital Detectives: 
A Computer Forensics Update
Forensic Fridays
Friday, Jan. 18
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

As digital forensics continues to grow as a critical scientific discipline for national security, law enforcement and the private sector, this program has been designed to provide an overview of current legal, technical and practical issues, including real-world examples. Please join attorney David Ries of Thorp, Reed & Armstrong, along with representatives of the law enforcement, national security, and business communities, for this important educational update. 

For more information or to register, please visit www.duq.edu/forensics, or contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu


Dear Library Patrons,

It is time once again to renew your library membership. 
We are thankful for your continued support to help keep Allegheny
County Law Library a thriving legal information center. There are some new benefits available this year, including WestlawNext, and remote access to LegalTrac and LLMC. We have also added additional databases to the collection and will expand our CLE classes this coming year to meet your needs. Listed below are cardholder benefits: 

Here is a link to the Borrowers' Application Form.

Access to Subscription Databases:

WestlawNext: WestLawNext is here and users will be able to email results. Federal and all states primary sources; ResultsPlus for over 600 secondary sources; ALR, Am. Jur. 2d., C.J.S., National form sets, Causes of Action, Am Jur Trials, Am Jur Proof of Facts, Am Jur Pleading and Practice Forms, Federal Procedural Forms.
Pennsylvania materials include PA appellate briefs, trial filings, Pleadings, Motion & Memoranda; PA Graphical Statutes & Legislative Histories; West’s PA Forms, Goodrich-Amram, PA Practice Series, Summary of PA Jurisprudence, Standard PA Practice.

Lexis: Federal and all states primary sources; Shepards Citations. Pennsylvania materials include: statutes, P.L.E., Dunlap-Hanna PA Forms, PA Transaction Guide and single volume PA treatises.

BNA: Tax Management Portfolios.

HeinOnline:Law Journal Library;
CFR, ACLL, Federal Register;
U.S. Statutes at Large; U.S. Code;
Federal Legislative Histories. NEW
: Bar Journals; Taxation
database; History of Bankruptcy;
History of International Law; Legal
Classics; World Constitutions

NEW: American Law Institute-
American Bar Association
(ALI-ABA) database
: all ALI
books; CLE seminars; forms;
white papers.

Cardholder Discounts

  • 20% discount on all Continuing Legal Education
  • Discount on Document Delivery (fax or email).
  • All lawyers and support staff become cardholders with
    single subscription
  • Checking out books from one of the largest collections
    of legal materials between both libraries
  • Circulation privileges at both the County and Duquesne
    Center for Legal Information –2 week loans!


The cost of library materials continues to outpace our funding
resources. Filing fees have decreased forcing cancellation of some subscriptions. We have therefore been required to increase our sole practitioner/small firm fee cardholders as well as our law firm charges which still makes us one of the lowest fee-based county law libraries in
the country for the services provided. We look forward to assisting you with your legal research needs in the coming year. Please do not hesitate to ask for any assistance.                                 

Sincerely yours, 

Joel Fishman, Ph.D. 
Assistant Director for Lawyer Service

Professor Frank Y. Liu
Director of DCLI/ACLL

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