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Upcoming CLE: The Lindbergh Kidnapping -

A Study in Law and Drama

This special continuing legal education program will explore the legal significance of the Lindbergh Kidnapping case, its effect on substantive law, criminal investigations, and legal ethics. We will also see how drama can educate and shape public perceptions about legal values. Join Mr. William Cameron, author of the award-winning drama “Violet Sharp” and longtime researcher of the kidnapping, and Professor Mark D. Yochum for a lively seminar with exhibits, artifacts and more than a little theatre. (Ms. Sharp was a servant of the Lindberghs who became the focus of police investigations and came to a tragic end.)

This course has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for two (2) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism
or substance abuse CLE credit. This three-credit course will be held on Saturday, April 30, in Room 203 of the Duquesne University School of Law from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. The cost for the seminar is $75.00.

To register for this program, please contact Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282 or e-mail koehler@duq.edu.

Upcoming School of Law "Intro" CLE

A CLE presentation will be held on Saturday, April 9, from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. in Room 203, entitled "Duquesne University School of Law CLE Project:  Intro". Below are the topics for this seminar.

“Recent Changes to the Federal Rules of Evidence and the Effect on the Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence”

“Updates to the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act”

“Estate of the Flux: Recent Changes to the Federal Estate Tax Laws and What it Means for Pennsylvania Attorneys.”

This seminar has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for one and one half hours (1.5) of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and zero (0) hours of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit. 

To register, call Kathy Koehler at 412.396.6282 or email koehler@duq.edu.

Upcoming CLE: Emerging Topics in the Investigation and Prosecution of Cyber-Crime

The Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will host a series of CLE seminars through June, 2011. Please visit the following link to view the Spring 2011 schedule:

Emerging Topics in the Investigation and Prosecution of Cyber-Crime

April 8, 201
Power Center Ballroom

In an era of ever-proliferating use of the Internet and mobile devices, law enforcement officers and prosecutors - along with the public they serve - must grapple daily with those who would use personal computers, cell phones and other digital devices to do everything from perpetrate Ponzi schemes to lure children into harm's way. In this full-day seminar, cyber-crime consultant and former Pennsylvania State Trooper Glenn K. Bard, U.S. Attorney John Valkovci Jr., and Pittsburgh Police Mobile Crimes Unit Sgt. Michael DelCimmuto, among other experts, will impart a more current and comprehensive knowledge of both the crime-fighting challenges and investigative and legal opportunities presented by the proliferation of digital technology in the 21st century.

Please visit the Forensic Fridays web page for more information.

*As always, all members of the Duquesne community - students, faculty, and staff - may register free of charge.

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