Upcoming CLE - Reporting Child Abuse: Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law presentsForensic Fridays

Reporting Child Abuse: Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls
Friday, Jan. 20
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

As the Penn State University scandal involving allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-up by university officials continues to unfold, the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will be doing its part to shed light on the broader subject matter by convening a panel of experts to discuss the legal and ethical obligations of reporting suspicions of child abuse, as well as the criminal justice procedures and some of the common pitfalls involved in pursuing such allegations.

Please join Joan Mills and Sara Gluzman, respectively the manager and a forensic interviewer at A Child's Place at Mercy; Bruce Noel, intake manager for the Allegheny County Department of Children, Youth and Families; Soo Song, first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania; criminal defense attorney Charles R. LoPresti; Pittsburgh Police Detective Aprill Campbell; and State College, PA Police Detective Chris Weaver for this timely and informative full-day program.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for five (5) hours of Substantive CLE credit and one (1) hour of Ethics CLE credit.

For more information or to register, please visit the Wecht Institute at 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. We have
added additional databases to the collection and will expand
our CLE classes this coming year to meet your needs.
below are cardholder benefits: 

Here is a link to the Borrowers' Application Form.

Access to Subscription Databases:

Westlaw: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 over $40,000 in the past
two years 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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Legal Information Institute


Cornell’s site is one of the most useful, free, and comprehensive sites for legal research. It provides links to primary and several secondary materials. The following are highlights of this site.

Wex: http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/

Wex is an online legal dictionary and encyclopedia. This collaborative resource is sponsored by Cornell’s Legal Information Institute, which promotes free, public accessible legal information to internet users.  The site offers an “All Pages” index containing links to hundreds of specific legal terms and topics. Term links consist of concise legal definitions and topic links provide descriptive encyclopedia-like overviews. The site explains “Wex entries are collaboratively created and edited by legal experts.” Users can browse through the extensive list of terms and topics, or use the simple search engine available near the top-right of the page

Introduction to Basic Legal Citation: http://www.law.cornell.edu/citation/

The Introduction to Basic Legal Citation site is another useful resource offered via Cornell’s Legal Information Institute. This site provides law students a primer for using the two main legal citation manuals: The Bluebook and ALWD Citation manual. The site’s introduction page explains “it aims to identify the more important points on which there is divergence between the rules set out in the two manuals and evolving usage reflected in legal memoranda and briefs prepared by practicing lawyers.”