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Upcoming CLE: "Behavioral Science Evidence in Divorce and Custody Cases"

June 4, 2010
Duquesne University School of Law
Room 204

In this seminar, Allegheny County Common Pleas Court Family Division Judge David Wecht will be joined by forensic psychologist Dr. William Fischer and matrimonial attorney Candice L. Komar in a consideration of the behavioral scientific issues pertaining to divorce and child custody proceedings.

FORENSIC FRIDAYS is a CLE and Professional Education Seminar Series hosted by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

Two Recent Legal Publications

•  R. Stanton Wettick, Jr. Allegheny County Discovery Opinions Volume 7 (2005-2009) , compiled by Joel Fishman and Catherine G. Gerhold. Allegheny County Law Library, 2009.

PAPER: Vol. 7 @$25.00, plus 7% PA Sales Tax for $26.75 if picked up at library

Vol. 7 @$25.00, $5.00 shipping and handling, plus 7% PA Sales Tax for $32.10 if mailed


CD-ROM Version Same as Paper

Vols. 1- 7 @$75.00, plus 7% PA Sales Tax for $3.75 for a total of $78.75 if picked up at library

Vols. 1-7 @$75.00, $5.00 shipping & handling, plus 7% PA Sales Tax for $85.60 if mailed

•  Joel Fishman, Index to Fiduciary Review (1933-2009) . Allegheny County Law Library, 2010.

PAPER OR CD-ROM VERSION: $20.00 plus 7% PA Sales Tax for $21.40 if picked up at the library;

$20.00, $5.00 shipping, plus 7% PA Sales Tax for $26.75 if mailed.

Book can be emailed to individual as single file for $21.40.

Pennsylvania Administrative Law

Did you know that proposed administrative regulations have to be reported to the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission for which an article can be found in an article written by Joel Fishman and Amy Lovell in our local Western Pennsylvania Law Library newsletter.

Yale Launches Slavery and Abolition Portal

The following information is from Yale:

It is our pleasure to announce the launch of the Yale Slavery and Abolition Portal ( Sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Instructional Technology Group, this site is designed to help researchers and Yale students find primary source material related to slavery and its legacies within the university's many libraries and galleries. Users can browse a small catalog of noteworthy collections, learn how to search for additional material, or explore a growing list of external resources.

The portal is still in its early stages, and we welcome input and suggestions from researchers, students, and staff. Future improvements will include an interactive teaching component, dynamic tags, user-submitted material, and more.

Dana Schaffer
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition
Yale University

Legal News Links

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Latest Legal Links

Hieros Gamos

Hieros Gamos is a free, comprehensive, online guide offering information about worldwide laws and governments. The site features compiled directories in numerous categories including links for law students, law firms, legal jobs, and legal associations.  The following information highlights these features.

The site's law student center provides resources to assist students in every step of their legal education. The user will find helpful links to consider from deciding which law school to attend to bar exam preparation. The site also provides a link list of student associations.

The Hieros Gamos directory of law firms contains links to offices throughout the globe. The user may choose from a list of links by area of practice, city, or continent. The site also provides a multi-field search engine for locating firms. The search engine allows the user to simultaneously enter terms for state/province, country, firm name, practice area, and keywords. 

The legal employment section of the site provides useful links for writing an effective resume, tips on interviewing, as well as job hunting strategies. The site provides additional information regarding employment laws, discrimination, and relocating for those seeking employment in the legal profession. Additionally, the “legal association” page offers a listing of associations useful for networking and professional development. The categories include: law firm and lawyer associations, bar associations, ADR arbitration & mediation associations, and paralegal associations.