The Allegheny County Law Library recently received accreditation as a CLE provider from the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board. In the past we worked with Duquesne University School of Law as the intermediary for our CLE courses, and we wish to thank Professor Mark Yochum and Ms. Kathy Koehler. Now, we will work directly with the Board. For our patrons it will mean that we will be able to provide additional courses and times for our CLE program.

Upcoming CLE schedule::

June 27 - Pennsylvania Legal Research, Internet Legal Research

June 28 - Researching Legal Ethics

August 28 - Researching Legal Ethics

August 29 - Pennsylvania Legal Research, Internet Legal Research

For any information, please contact, Dr. Joel Fishman, fishman@duq.edu or 412.350.5353.

Major Web Resources for Law Jobs

Looking for a legal job? DCLI/ACLL offers the following list of major web resources for law jobs. Try the below links for more employment information:

ACLL Hours of Operation

ACLL will be open according to the following schedule. Please visit The ACLL home page for more information regarding hours of operation.

Regular Library Hours

Monday - Thursday

8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.


noon - 5 p.m.




*CLOSED Monday, May 28, for Memorial Day, Thursday, June 14, for Flag Day and Wednesday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day


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Latest Legal Link



GlobalLex is an online research collection created by New York University School of Law, and specializes in foreign and international law. The site provides three main research categories to choose: International Law, Foreign Law, and Comparative Law. Choose the Foreign Law link to access an alphabetical list of countries. For instance, if you choose “China”, the site will provide a detailed Guide to Chinese law divided into chapters, including much descriptive information about the Chinese legal system, as well as links to major Chinese law sources online.

GlobalLex is especially important, as a resource tool, since it provides research guides for every country in one convenient location. In another example, if you’re seeking information about the Croatian legal system, the site will provide a table of contents, including descriptions of Croatia’s judicial, legislative, and executive branches. Many of the countries listed on GlobaLex, like Croatia, post an “Update” link, allowing the visitor to easily identify newest additions to the foreign law collection. GlobalLex is an excellent resource for law in other countries of the world.  Some other features of this site include the International law Link, where you can find a list of inks to International Organizations. The Comparative Law section offers helpful guides in emphasizing the differences and similarities in various systems of law. For instance, you can find a link to the Cannon law research guide.