DCLI New Acquisitions - October 2011

Looking for the most recent collection additions? The Center is pleased to offer a list of the newest titles at both DCLI and ACLL: October 2011 New Acquisitions List

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 CLE: Is it "the Economy" or is it Obfuscation? The Roles of Financial Experts in Divorce Litigation Today


Forensic Fridays Seminars
Presented by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, in collaboration with The Beard Institute

Friday, December 2
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Law School Room 204
Duquesne University
Valuation issues in divorce cases in bad economic times can be challenging for a number of reasons. Sometimes the economy is a legitimate factor, but sometimes business owners are trying to take advantage of the economic climate to suppress business value or to show reduced income. In other cases, litigant business owners simply may not have the "drive" to produce such data due to the emotional turmoil of the divorce. Join divorce attorney Candice Komar, economist Matthew Marlin, and accountant Melissa A. Bizyak to learn which industries are truly struggling, which are clearly not, and how such evidence can and does play out in divorce litigation today.

This program is approved by the PA CLE Board for two (2) Substantive hrs. and one (1) Ethics hr.
 In addition, three (3) CPE credits are available in the accounting/finance field.

For more information or to register, please visit www.duq.edu/forensics or contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu

Upcoming CLE Luncheon in Memory of Dean Scuillo

Dean Sciullo was Dean of the Law School from 1982 through 1993 and continued to teach as Dean Emeritus until his untimely death in February 2000. Forward thinking and creative, Dean Sciullo nurtured the CLE program at Duquesne.

Saturday, December 3, 2011 9:00 am
Room 203, Hanley Hall
Cost:  CLE/Lunch $125
CLE  only - $100
Lunch only - $50
CLE Topic "Emerging Issues in Trial Advocacy"
presented by Assistant Professor Amelia Michele Joiner

Proposed PA Rule of Procedure for electronic filing

Proposed PA Rule of Appellate Procedure 125 for electronic filing, 41 Pa.B. 5954 (Nov. 5, 2011) provides for an interim rule to permit electronic filing for the PA Supreme Court only in a pilot project. The link is http://www.pabulletin.com/secure/data/vol41/41-45/1867.html

Legal News Links

Maryland governor demands that law school drop lawsuit

Penn State investigator Freeh had rocky FBI tenure

Merger Reviews by Justice Department, FTC on the Rise

USC shelves plans for a tax LL.M.

E-Discovery Pricing Strikes Back

Sweat lodge leader sentenced to two years in prison

Latest Legal Link

Court Listener


This site began as a graduate “open source” project at Berkley School of Information. The site aims to provide a “free and competitive real time alert tool for the U.S. Judicial System.” Currently, Court Listener posts daily updates of all precedential opinions from the federal circuit courts and U.S. Supreme Court. The Court Listener database is updated each day by 5:10 pm, and sends alerts to dlist members shortly thereafter. As an open source project, the site welcomes input from visitors regarding any necessary corrections or errors, but also encourages contributions. CL offers both a basic and advanced search engine for users to navigate the site. The “browsing” feature provides links to content by court and by recent documents. These and other features make Court Listener a valuable resource for anyone interested in conducting free federal case law research.