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New Westlaw China Database

Westlaw China is now available to use on computers in DCLI. Just visit the above URL, click the “Log in” button, and click the “I agree” button. Westlaw China is an online China law database launched by Thomson Reuters. Legal topics are compiled by experienced attorney editors to help users quickly understand key legal issues. Westlaw China is updated daily to ensure the most current and accurate information. The database allows you to search for Laws & Regulations, Legal Topics, Case Headnotes, Journals, and Current Awareness. Please visit Westlaw China to learn more about this valuable resource.

Upcoming Forensic Friday Seminar: Forensic Investigation of Sexual Assault Cases

On May 14, 2010, Dr. L. Kathleen Sekula, director of Duquesne University's Forensic Nursing program, will join Valerie Schreiber, operations director for the Sexual Assault Response Team of Allegheny County; Michelle Collins, head of the Allegheny County Public Defender's Child Abuse Unit; and Allegheny County Assistant District Attorney Chris Hoffman in discussing the investigation and adjudication of sexual assault cases, particularly those involving juvenile victims.

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

Upcoming DCLI/ACLL "Encore" Catalog Upgrade

Encore is currently scheduled to be unavailable on April 15 and April 16 for a system upgrade. The "old" SOLCAT catalog will still be accessible while Encore is down.

Event Reminder: Continuing Legal Education at the Ballpark with the Pittsburgh Pirates

This Continuing Legal Education event is presented by Duquesne University School of Law and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Please visit the official CLE flier for more details, including registration information:

The Bonehead Play

Without emotion, legal ethics compliance will be best weekly formal. Inspiration for a higher level of ethical performances can come from the rest of life. In this talk, Professor Yochum will explore the ethics of sportsmanship as a model for law's practice. The title refers to the mistake Fred Merkle made in a storied baseball event of 1908, wherein the failure to attend to a simple rule leads to professional disaster and even death. The talk will tell his story and, perhaps, provide guidance on how we deal with errors in others and, inevitably, errors in ourselves.


Pittsburgh Pirates PNC Park
115 Federal Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


5:00 p.m. Check In
5:20 p.m. Welcome/Introduction
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Program
Ethical Challenges in the Pro Sports Industry

7:05 p.m. Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers


This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credits and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. This program focuses on ethics and the BoneHead Play. For additional information on the CLE program contact Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282.

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