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Allegheny County Law Library CLE Schedule - Summer 2012

All classes are held in the Allegheny County Law Library in the City-County Building (9th floor). Please see scheudle below for more information regarding indivudual classes.

Registration

Walk-ins allowed if space is available.

FEES:

3 Credit Sessions

  • $50 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards
  • $60 for non-library card holders

1 Credit Sessions

  • $25 for individuals with ACLL borrowing cards
  • $30 for non-library card holders

Please make checks payable to: Duquesne University Law School

REGISTRATION: Please call Marlene Vatter at 412.396.6188.

CLASSES HELD AT:
Allegheny County Law Library
City-County Building (9th Floor)
414 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Wednesday,
June 27, 2012
9:00 a.m. - noon
Pennsylvania Legal Research

Review of published Pennsylvania primary resources (court reports, constitution, statutory law, administrative law) and secondary sources (digests, citators, annotations, encyclopedias, continuing legal education materials) with some references to important Internet Web sites..

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

Wednesday,
June 27, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Internet Legal Research

Provides history of Internet, components of the Internet, general web sites, various types of search engines, general and legal Web sites including primary and secondary Web sites for federal and Pennsylvania legal information, general information such as finding people, news and periodical literature.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

Thursday,
June 28, 2012
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Researching Legal Ethics

Review of both printed and Internet sources for performing research in legal ethics.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Tuesday,
August 28, 2012
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m.
Researching Legal Ethics

Review of both printed and Internet sources for performing research in legal ethics.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for zero (0) hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.

Wednesday,
August 29, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Internet Legal Research

Provides history of Internet, components of the Internet, general web sites, various types of search engines, general and legal Web sites including primary and secondary Web sites for federal and Pennsylvania legal information, general information such as finding people, news and periodical literature.

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit

Wednesday,
August 29, 2012
9:00 a.m. - noon
Pennsylvania Legal Research

Review of published Pennsylvania primary resources (court reports, constitution, statutory law, administrative law) and secondary sources (digests, citators, annotations, encyclopedias, continuing legal education materials) with some references to important Internet Web sites..

This course is approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for three (3) credits of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and (0) credits of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit


If you would like to see a particular course offered, please suggest it to Dr. Joel Fishman at 412.350.5353.

Questions?: Contact Dr. Joel Fishman for further information, 412.350.5353; or e-mail fishman@duq.edu.

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7:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Saturday

9:00 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Sunday

12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

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