New Pennsylvania Bar Institute Titles
The following Pennsylvania collection materials are now available at DCLI/ACLL. Please visit the accompanying links for more information.
Pennsylvania ethics handbook / Michael L. Temin, Thomas G. Wilkinson, Jr., editors; Victoria L. White, associate editor. Mechanicsburg, Pa., KFP76.5.A2 P4 2011
Identification of the client and the scope of representation; Basic duties owed to the client; Confidentiality; Conflicts of interest; Property held for clients and others and lawyer trust accounts; Fees and billing; The lawyer as advocate; Transactions with persons other than clients; Advertising and solicitation; Organization as client : Rule 1.13; Organizing an ethical law practice; Nonlegal services; Misconduct and reporting obligations under Rule 8.4; An introduction to the disciplinary board; Functioning in the profession.
Pennsylvania family law discovery forms / Carol A. Behers, Robert Raphael. Mechanicsburg, Pa., KFP94.A65 B44 2011
Interrogatories : matters common to all interrogatories; Interrogatories : divorce and equitable distribution; Interrogatories: support, alimony pendente lite, and alimony; Interrogatories: custody; Interrogatories : miscellaneous; Request for production of documents : matters common to all such requests; Request for production of documents : divorce and equitable distribution; Request for production of documents: support; Request for production of documents: custody; Request for production of documents : retirement plan; Other forms used in connection with discovery matters; Questions to qualify an expert witness; Business-related deposition questions; Questions to challenge conflicting expert witness testimony; Pennsylvania rules of civil procedure relating to discovery.
The intersection of legal and mental health issues in custody cases / Pennsylvania Bar Institute. Mechanicsburg, Pa., KFP104.6.A75 I58 2011
Presumption of equal physical custody. Pt. 1. Presumption of equal physical custody / Mary H. Burchik; Pt. 2. The psychological effects of shared parenting on children: a brief summary / Marolyn Morford; Alternative considerations in a best interests analysis / Cheryl L. Young; Factors affecting best interest and potential alternatives : mental health perspective / Bruce E. Mapes; Resolution of high conflict cases / Arnold T. Shienvold; Custody evaluation / Maria P. Cognetti; Ethics for lawyers and psychologists. Pt. 1. Ethics for lawyers and psychologists / David N. Hofstein and Scott J.G. Finger; Pt. 2. Ethics for lawyers and psychologists / Steven R. Cohen; Parental alienation / David L. LaPorte, Todd M. Begg, and Katherine L.W. Norton.
Computer Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI)
CALI offers Access to 600+ free CALI Lessons. Visit the following URL and use the below login information to access CALI both on and off-campus:
• Logon to www.cali.org/register
• Create a new username/password using the authorization code. You can obtain the authorization code by visiting the DCLI Service Center desk.
• Get free access to 600+ CALI lessons in 32 legal subject areas!
• Use relevant lessons during the semester or before finals to help reinforce what you learn in class.
Access restricted to Duquesne University students and faculty.
Reminder: 1L Practice Exam Schedule Information from the Registrar
A practice exam will be administered to all first-year students the week of October 10, 2011. The evening division will take the practice exam on Thursday, October 13, 2011, at 6:00pm. The day division will take the practice exam on Friday, October 14, 2011 at 1:00pm. Each student will receive their assigned course for testing on Monday, September 26, 2011, via their mailboxes. Laptop usage will not be permitted during the practice exams.
Reminder: Upcoming Annual Wecht Institute Conference:
Predators and their Prey
Friday and Saturday
October 21-22, 2011
Power Center Ballroom
Event Web Site: http://www.duq.edu/predators/index.cfm
The conference will convene experts in behavioral science, criminalistics, criminal law, victimology and other related fields to address various topics relating to the investigation and prosecution of violent offenders.
For more information, contact the Institute or visit the Conference Website.
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