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November 2011 CLE Schedule at ACLL

The following CLE classes will take place at the Allegheny County Law Library. Call Kathy Koehler to register by phone, 412.396.6282 (email: koehler@duq.edu), or contact Dr. Joel Fishman for further information, 412.350.5353 (e-mail: fishman@duq.edu). Walk-ins are permissible too.

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

Researching Legal Ethics

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, Noon - 1:00 p.m.
This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (0) credits of substantive law and (1) credit of ethics.

PA Legal Research

Wednesday, November 30, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (3) credits of substantive law and (0) credits of ethics.

Internet Legal Research

Wednesday, November 30, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (3) credits of substantive law and (0) credits of ethics.

Cardholders: $25 for 1 credit; $50 for 3 credits
Noncardholders: $30 for 1 credit: $60 for 3 credits

Upcoming Forensic Friday CLE: How to Make the Most Effective Use of Financial Experts

Forensic Accounting in Civil and White Collar Criminal Litigation

November 11, 2011

Co-Sponsored by the Beard Institute

Whether you're involved in white collar criminal litigation or contract disputes, getting the most for your money from forensic accountants should be a critical part of your strategy. Please join forensic accountants and certified fraud examiners Kenneth McCrory, David Duffus and Rich Hilliard of ParenteBeard, LLC, along with Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Judge and CPA Philip Ignelzi for this series of presentations, including a judge's perspective on compelling financial testimony.

Please register for either the November or December seminars, or both, either online, or by filling out a registration form and mailing it in with payment.Learn more about pricing and registration by clicking here.

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Latest Legal Link

Bloomberg Law

https://www.bloomberglaw.com/login.htm

Bloomberg law is emerging as one of the most important legal research resources. Previously, Bloomberg was available on a fee/subscription basis only. More recently, it has been offered to law schools for free. Bloomberg provides primary and secondary resources in conjunction with market news.  Bloomberg offers a “Law Reports” feature, which reviews of the most current case law and statutory developments, written by legal professionals. The “Law Dockets” resource provides “Unparalleled access to dockets and filings of all federal courts plus many U.S. state and international courts, with features including unlimited searches and new case alerts.” The Bloomberg home page highlights legal news links, as well as recent podcasts. For instance, visitors will find an October 27 posdcast titled “Hausfeld Says NCAA Created ‘Student Athlete’ to Avoid Liability, Payments”. Simply click on the title link and press play to view the interview with Hausfeld’s chairman. Some other features include “Bcite”, a legal citation tool, Research trail function that keeps track of the last 90 days, and a “Workspaces” collaborative function that allows users to share their work with colleagues.