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December 2010 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.

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

Federal and Pa Government Documents

Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 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, December 1, 2010, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (3) credits of substantive law and (0) credits of ethics.

Researching Legal Ethics

Thursday, December 2, 2010
This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for (0) credits of substantive law and (1) credit of ethics.

Legal Web Sites Published in DuqLawWire & ACLLWire (2007 - 2010) by Charles Sprowls & Dittakavi Rao

The official eNewsletters of DCLI and ACLL post reviews of the latest legal web sites on a weekly basis. This compilation of web site reviews allows the user to access all of these resources in one convenient location. If you’ve missed the weekly reviews, here is a comprehensive list:

http://www.duq.edu/law/library/_pdf/Legal_Web_Sites_Reviewed_in_
eNewsletters.pdf

Recent ABA Journal Article

The American Bar Association Journal recently published an article by Patrick J. Jamb:

"Does it Pay to Hire a Law Firm Librarian?"

CLE Reminder - Trace Evidence Analysis:  Legal Opportunities and Challenges

This Continuing Legal Education seminar is hosted by The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

December 10, 2010

David Exline, general manager of Commercial and Forensic Services for the Monroeville-based laboratory, RJ Lee Group, will headline this seminar intended to bring criminal attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and others involved in the criminal justice system up to date on the opportunities and challenges facing trace evidence analysis in an era of increased scientific scrutiny. Additional speakers for this seminar will be announced.

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

Legal News Links

 

Federal Judge Pleads Guilty to Drug Felony, Faces Less Than a Year in Jail

World Trade Center Settlement Gets Backing Needed to Take Effect

Hearing to begin in Okla. on Islamic law lawsuit

6 Firms on $3.3 Billion Proposed Canadian-U.S. Coal Deal

10 alleged Somali pirates go on trial in Germany

Latest Legal Link

 

FindACase

http://www.findacase.com/

FindACase is a free site offering case law. The site caters to non-lawyers seeking case law, such as pro-se litigants, small businesses, and schools. However, part-time lawyers may also find this resource useful. FindAcase features federal and state case law, organized by state. The homepage includes an alphabetical listing of state links. Clicking on any of the state links will transport the user to a specialized search page, allowing the user to choose Boolean, exact phrase, or all search words strategies. Additional search limits include type of search, date range, and choice of court.  The site lists results in order by relevance. You may need to temporarily disable your pop-up blocker to view cases in a new window. Visit FindACase to experience these and other useful tools.