Upcoming Event: Luncheon with Lilly Ledbetter

The Duquesne University School of Law, The Allegheny County Bar Association Women in the Law Division and Institute for Gender Equality invite you to a luncheon with Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of President Obama’s Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act of 2009. Please see the official invitation for complete details.

Monday, April 16, 2012
11:30 am Registration • 12:00 pm Lunch • 1:15 pm Book signing
GRACE AND GRIT: My Fight for Equal Pay and
Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond

The William Patrick Power Center Ballroom • Duquesne University
Cost: $25 per person. Proceeds benefit the Public Service Law Fellowship Program. Please RSVP by April 9, 2012. Questions? lawalumni@duq.edu or 412.396.5215

The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants and Nurse Experts in Forensic Investigation and Legal Proceedings

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law is pleased to present Forensic Fridays...

Friday, April 20
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
505/506 Rockwell, Duquesne University

Among the many crucial ways in which nurses interface with the justice system is as legal nurse consultants, who work with or at law firms to help attorneys assess the viability of cases ranging from medical malpractice to personal injury. In addition, a wide variety of nurses are frequently called upon to offer their expertise in court. Please join Duquesne University Associate Professor of Nursing L. Kathleen Sekula, medical malpractice attorney Andrew Kimball, criminal defense attorney Robert Del Greco, legal nurse consultant Kathy Carney, and nurse expert Debra Shane to learn more about the professional interaction between nurses and attorneys.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for three (3) hours of Substantive credit. Continuing education credits for nurses are also anticipated. Please check with the Institute for more information.

For more information or to register or, visit the Wecht Institute at www.duq.edu/forensics or contact us at 412-396-1330 orwechtinstitute@duq.edu.

Supreme Court of Pensylvania Tweets now Available

You can now receive tweets of new adjudications of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Twitter provides the most recent court developments, such as orders, new rules, opinions and concurring and dissenting statements written by the justices. Anyone can sign-up to receive alerts from the Court’s Twitter
page. Please visit the following link to access the Official Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Twitter account: http://twitter.com/SupremeCtofPA

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