Upcoming CLE Classes at ACLL

All classes are held in the Allegheny County Law Library in the City-County Building (9th floor)

August 30, 2011
noon - 1:00 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.

August 31, 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

August 31, 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

Please contact Kathy Koehler to register, 412.396.6282; or email koehler@duq.edu; walk-ins permitted.

1 credit: $25 for cardholder; $30 noncardholder
3 credits: $50 for cardholder; $60 noncardholder

If any librarian would like to attend, the classes will be 50% discount
($12.50 for ethics; $25 for PA or Internet research).

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

Professor Frank Liu Organized Historical Conferences on Legal Information

After successfully organizing the first China – United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries in Beijing, China in 2009, Professor Liu, with a group of leading American legal information professionals, established a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization, Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL) in the United States. CAFLL’s mission is to promote access of legal information in the United States and China, and to foster the education of legal information professionals in both countries. Professor Liu was elected to serve as the Co-chair of the Executive Board of CAFLL.

On July 22 – 23, 2011, CAFLL sponsored the second China-United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries in Philadelphia in conjunction with the 2011 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). Around thirty distinguished Chinese law school deans, law library directors and law professors; and sixty American counter parts participated in the conference. This is the first time that a large number of Chinese and American legal information leaders, educators and professionals got together in the United States to share their experiences and expertise.

Plans have been made to hold the third CAFLL conference in Shanghai in 2013. It is expected that CAFLL will play a major role in promoting cooperation and exchange in the field of legal information and education of legal information professionals between China and the United States in the years to come.

Event Reminder: Justice Antonin Scalia's Centennial Address

Saturday, September 24, 2011
2:00 p.m. • Duquesne University • A.J. Palumbo Center

You are cordially invited to attend this special event celebrating the Centennial of Duquesne University School of Law.

Please RSVP for Justice Scalia’s speech at

Upcoming CLE: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Working with Forensic Experts


Presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law


Friday, Sept. 16
1 - 4:30 P.M.
Rockwell Hall, Room 505/506

In this inaugural seminar of the Fall 2011 Forensic Fridays series, criminal defense attorney Caroline Roberto and forensic scientific experts Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dr. Fred Fochtman will discuss the ins and outs of the attorney/forensic expert working relationship. Beginning with a case study of a recently adjudicated homicide that revolved around forensic scientific testimony, the instructors will move on to discuss such matters as determining what types of experts a case requires and understanding the rules guiding the use of scientific experts and evidence in court. This program will be useful to a wide variety of practicing criminal, civil and family attorneys, as well as to experts themselves and others in possession of specialized areas of knowledge.

This seminar is approved by the PA CLE Board for two (2) hours of substantive credit and one (1) hour of ethics credit.

For more information or to register, please visit www.duq.edu/forensics or contact the Wecht Institute at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu. Be sure to inquire about package deals and group discounts.

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Latest Legal Link


Katsuey’s Legal Gateway


Katsuey is a free, internet legal research directory, and is hosted by Brown Holdings, LLC. The directory is organized alphabetically by area of law, for instance Bankruptcy, Environmental, or Family Law. The user will find the alphabetical directory list on the left-hand side of the home page. Each of these pages provides numerous links to online resources for that specific area of law. For example, the Bankruptcy page connects users to ABA Bankruptcy Information, America’s Bankruptcy Courts, Bankruptcy Data, Bankruptcy Forms, and Bankruptcy Cases. Also, a search box allows the user to search Katsuey by keyword. The site’s creator offers a number of articles, such as “Obscure but Important Legal Sites for Trial Lawyers”. Katsuey is a helpful resource providing legal links in one convenient location.