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ACLL STARTS A POPULAR READING COLLECTION

John C. Thompson, Jr., a sole practitioner and long-time library user, died several months ago and in his obituary notice his wife, Bobbi, asked for donations to be made to the Allegheny County Law Library. With those donated funds—provided by Holly Bean, Allen Comfort, Joel Fishman, Rosalie Sachs, Seymour Sikov and Jean Wallace—the library has started a Popular Reading Collection of legal novels by well-known authors such as David Baldacci, Patricia Cornwall, Michael Connelly,  John Grisham, John Lescroart, Steve Martini, Brad Meltzer, Richard North Patterson, and Scott Turow. The collection is housed inside the main room of the library to the right of the entrance way.  

ACLL will accept new donations to add books to the collection.

Reminder: June 2011 CLE Schedule at ACLL

The following CLE classes will take place at ACLL. Contact Kathy Koehler by email, or to register by phone, 412.396.6282. Contact Dr. Joel Fishman by email for further information, or by phone, 412.350.5353. Please visit the official Allegheny County Law Library CLE page for complete registration information.

LOCATION: All classes are held in the Allegheny County Law Library in the City County Building. Walk-ins allowed.

Tuesday,
June 28, 2011
9:00 a.m. - noon

PA Legal Research

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

Tuesday,
June 28, 2011
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

Wednesday,
June 29, 2011
9:00 a.m. - noon

Federal Legal Research

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

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

Wednesday,
June 29, 2011
noon - 1:00 p.m.

Standards of Review

Taught by Professor Julia Glencer.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for one (1) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

Wednesday
June 29, 2011
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Researching Legal Ethics

Review of both printed and Internet sources for performing research in legal ethics.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Wednesday
June 29, 2011
3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Researching Pennsylvania Constitutional Law & History

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for one (1) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

 

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