Professor Frank Liu Receives AALL Recognition for His Leadership

The President of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), Professor James E. Duggan, granted Professor Frank Y. Liu, Director of the Center for Legal Information (DCLI) and Allegheny County Law Library (ACLL), the AALL Presidential Recognition of Appreciation, "[for] his leadership of the China - United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries Steering Committee", at the July 27, 2009, AALL Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

Professor Liu initiated, organized and co-chaired the China - United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Librarians held in Beijing, China, May 28 - 30, 2009, co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education of PRC, the AALL and International Association of Law Libraries (IALL). The Conference was unprecedented in many ways. It was the first ever gathering of such kind in history.

The Conference was concluded with the signing of a historic agreement called the Xiangshan Joint Statement. Among other things, the Xiangshan Joint Statement created a permanent organization, i.e., the Chinese - American Forum on Legal Information and Law Libraries (CAFLL), which will plan for and carry out future conferences and exchanges between the law librarian professions between the two nations. Professor Liu was appointed one of the two American Co-Chairs of the Joint Executive Board of CAFLL.

E-Discovery Team Collaborates with Duquesne University School of Law  

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's E-Discovery Team has teamed up with Duquesne University School of Law to offer a series of four CLE courses on the discovery of electronically stored information (ESI), otherwise known as e-discovery. Each course consists of a 1.5 hour-long video conference led by Duquesne Law's Director of E-discovery Education, Anne Peterson. The course covers many topics from the duty to preserve, to emerging trends in the law and technology. Each session builds on information from the prior session(s). Attendees are eligible to receive CLE credit.  For more information, contact Tracie R. Gliozzi at 412-562-1969

Law School Clinics Exposed!  The clinics were highlighted in the May 2009 Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA) newsletter, while the Unemployment Compensation Clinic (UCC) was featured in the Family Finance section of the July 31, 2009 edition of the Pittsburgh Catholic Newspaper.

Upcoming Wecht Institute CLE Seminars

THE CYRIL H. WECHT INSTITUTE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE AND LAW Duquesne University is pleased to present

DOES FORENSICS NEED FIXING? A CLE Seminar on the National Academy of Sciences' 2009 Report on the State of Forensic Science in the U.S.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Duquesne Union Ballroom Duquesne University

Join us for this full-day seminar addressing the far-reaching legal and judicial implications of the National Academy of Sciences' recently published report, "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States:  A Path Forward".  Featuring panel discussions by prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, legal scholars and forensic scientists, the program will be of interest and importance to all attorneys and judges who work with scientific evidence and experts.

Pennsylvania attorneys and those from reciprocating states may receive UP TO 7 HOURS OF CLE CREDIT, INCLUDING 1 HOUR OF ETHICS CREDIT, by attending this seminar.

Registration now available online: www.duq.edu/forensics

Or, contact Jessica Paschke: 412-396-1330

9th Annual Conference:

Evidence in the Information Age:  A National Symposium on the Collection, Analysis and Legal Applications of Digital Evidence

October 23-24, 2009

Continuing education credit for this program is pending.

Register via the event web site now to receive our "early bird" discount: www.duq.edu/digitalevidence

Event email: digitalevidence@duq.edu

Or, contact Jessica Paschke: 412-396-1330

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