Daily Legal News Highlights

DCLI connects School of Law students and faculty to the most current legal news resources available on the web. The DCLI/ACLL home page posts the most up-to-date news stories offered through Jurist, the University of Pittsburgh's real-time legal news and research service. This free public service provides "legal news stories and materials and presents them rapidly, objectively and intelligibly in an accessible, ad-free format." In addition to Jurist, the DCLI/ACLL home page offers links to DuqLawWire and ACLLWire, which contain links to legal news from resources such as Law.com, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, and Findlaw. Students and faculty seeking current legal developments should regularly access these news resources offered through the DCLI/ACLL web site.

Congratulations Tax Moot Court Team and Mock Client Counseling Teams!

Congratulations to the Tax Moot Court Team, who were quarter-finalists in the Florida Bar Associations National Tax Moot Court Competition at St. Pete's Beach, February 3-6. Team members Allison Devore and Elena Pollock were coached by Professor Mark Yochum.

Congratulations also to the Mock Client Counseling Team, who were semi-finalists in the regional competition in St. Paul, February 6- 8. Team members Elizabeth Diller and Julie Work were coached by Professor Al Pelaez.

DCLI Reference Collection

DCLI maintains a reference book collection; on shelve range "S15" which is located on the second floor. Most students are familiar with standard reference works found in library collections, such as Webster's International Dictionary or Roget's Thesaurus. While DCLI's reference collection does include general titles like Webster's and Roget's, its major highlights include numerous legal dictionaries, encyclopedias, thesauri, directories, etc. The following titles are among the many useful reference works available to Duquesne School of Law students and faculty. Click on the titles for more details!

ABA Leadership Directory

American Law Yearbook

Burton's legal thesaurus

Encyclopedia of forensic and legal medicine

Judicial Yellow Book

Modern dictionary for the legal profession

Pennsylvania judicial directory

State legislative sourcebook

Who's who in American law

Legal News Links

ACBA to Launch Allegheny Verdicts Online

Their Day in Court: Judges plead guilty to fraud and conspiracy in kickback scheme

Pa. judge seals autopsy report in unsolved murder

Lawyer fatally shot outside suburban Phila. office

Brutal Week May Not Be the End of Law Firm Layoffs

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PDF for Lawyers


PDF for Lawyers is a blog that offers tips on using Acrobat software and related technology. Since it is mandatory in several courts to submit documents in PDF format, the legal community should know how to convert documents from Word to PDF, and PDF to Word, etc. PDF for Lawyers offers this type of advice and help. Additional topics include: E-Discovery, E-Filing, Forms, PDF Presentations, OCR/Paper Capture, Scanners, and many more. The legal professional that desires to utilize the most current information technology will find this blog especially useful.