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CLE Schedule at ACLL - April 2012

All classes are held in the Allegheny County Law Library in the City-County Building (9th floor). $50 for library card holders and $60 for nonlibrary cardholders. Call Marlene Vatter to register 412.396.6188 or walk-ins acceptable. Walk-ins can pay when they attend the class

Make check payable to Duquesne Center for Legal Information

CLASSSES WILL BE HELD IN THE Allegheny County Law Library, 921 City-County Bldg., 414 Grant Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Wednesday,
April 25, 2012
9:00 a.m. - noon
Pennsylvania Legal Research with Dr. Joel Fishman

Review of published Pennsylvania primary resources (court reports, constitution, statutory law, administrative law) and secondary sources (digests, citators, annotations, encyclopedias, continuing legal education materials) with some references to important Internet Web sites..

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (3) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

Wednesday,
April 25, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Internet Legal Research

Provides history of Internet, components of the Internet, general web sites, various types of search engines, general and legal Web sites including primary and secondary Web sites for federal and Pennsylvania legal information, general information such as finding people, news and periodical literature.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (3) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

If you would like to see a particular course offered, please suggest it to Dr. Joel Fishman at 412.350.5353.

Questions?: Contact Dr. Joel Fishman for further information, 412.350.5353; or e-mail fishman@duq.edu.

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