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DCLI New Acquisitions List Now Available

Looking for the most recent collection additions? The Center is pleased to offer a list of the newest titles at both DCLI and ACLL.

The following link provides a selection of recently cataloged materials for the Center for Legal Information and the Allegheny County Law Library. It includes new arrivals, in alphabetical order by subject heading. Additional details include title, call number, location, and a link to the item's SOLCAT record. If you wish to borrow circulating materials, please ask at the Circulation Desk for assistance.

New Acquisitions:

The November-December 2012 New Acquisitions Lists are now available at the following link:


Upcoming Dean Sciullo CLE Opportunities

Continuing Legal Education

Join us for the spring 2013 Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education Series, named for Duquesne University School of Law’s dean from 1982 through 1933. Sign up for the entire series or pick and choose courses. Learn more at www.duq.edu/CLE  and register today.

February 16
Recent Developments in PA Unemployment Compensation
Presenter: Adjunct Professor Michael Simon
Credits: 3 hours substantive

March 2
A Lifetime of Contracts
Presented by Chancellor John E. Murray, Jr.
Credits: 3 hours substantive

March 9
The Honorable Lawyer: the 1911 Bar Exam Revisited
Presenter: Professor Mark Yochum
Credits: 3 hours ethics

April 20
Advanced Legal Writing CLE Presentations – morning session
Advanced Legal Writing CLE Presentations – afternoon session
Presenters: Advanced Legal Writing students under the guidance of Professor Tara Willke, Visiting Professor Sherri Adelkoff and Adjunct Professor April Milburn-Knizner
Credits: Morning 3 hours substantive; afternoon 2 hours substantive and 1 hour ethics

April 27
The State of Property Tax Exemptions in Pennsylvania after Mesivtah Eitz Chaim of Bobov, Inc. v. Pike County
Presenter: Dean Nicholas Cafardi
Credits: 3 hours substantive

Time and Location
All Sciullo series CLE courses are held on Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in Room 203 of the Duquesne University School of Law.

$300 for all sessions in the spring series – Best Value
$90 for any one three-credit course
Discounts for Duquesne Law Alumni Association members

Visit www.duq.edu/cle or contact us, koehler@duq.edu, 412.396.6282

More CLE Opportunities

February 6
Innovation Meets Litigation: Universities & Patents in the Information Age
Presenter: Professor Jacob Rooksby
Rivers Club, Downtown Pittsburgh
Credits: 1 hour substantive

February 28-March 1
Guilty Pleas After Lafler and Frye
Sponsored by the ABA White Collar Crime Committee, Mid-Atlantic Region
Duquesne University School of Law
Credits: 6 hours substantive

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Latest Legal Link

Smart Rules


Smart Rules is a document creation site that follows various court rules, determining procedure. The site focuses on providing step-by-step instructions for creating and filing civil litigation documents. Smart Rules creates forms for its patrons, in accordance with court rules for that particular state. Choose the “States” link on the left of the page. Next, select a specific state, like Pennsylvania. The site generates a list of helpful guide titles, and indicates its corresponding court. For example if you select “Answer, Pennsylvania Allegheny County” you’ll notice the adjacent “court” column indicates Court of Common Pleas. Click on the “Answer. ..” link and the site provides a useful preview of the document.   While not full-text, the visitor can easily determine the format, or important parts of the document, such as Timing, or Pleading Rules & Requirements. Anyone wishing to acquire further access into the documents needs to subscribe to Smart Rules and create a login. Complete guides are available to subscribers only. The site offers Daily, monthly, and Yearly passes for a fee. The sites “Type” link, provides a list of forms by type category. For instance, under the “Discovery” heading, users will find documents like Interrogatories or initial disclosures. The “Federal” section of the site is organized by circuit, and links to codes, courts and forms information.