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    Five New Forensic Friday Seminars Slated at Duquesne

    The Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University will continue its Forensic Fridays series with five new seminars. The popular series was developed to offer continuing legal education opportunities on a regular basis and in shorter courses better suited to the busy schedules of professionals.

    The series starts on Friday, Jan. 20, with Reporting Child Abuse: Obligations, Procedures and Pitfalls, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Africa Room of the Duquesne Union. Panelists and presenters include Joan Mills and Sara Gluzman, respectively the manager and a forensic interviewer at A Child's Place at Mercy; Bruce Noel, intake manager for the Allegheny County Department of Children, Youth and Families; Soo Song, first assistant U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Pittsburgh Police Detective April Campbell; and criminal defense attorney Charles R. LoPresti.

    Reporting Child Abuse has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for five (5) hours of substantive CLE credit and one (1) hour of ethics CLE credit. The cost is $60 per person for the general public, $20 for non-Duquesne students, $90 for public attorneys, government employees and nurses, $70 for teachers and $75 for private attorneys.

    Upcoming Forensic Friday seminars include:

    • The Role of Neuroscience at the Penalty Phase, Friday, Feb. 10
    • The Role of Private Investigators in Forensic Cases, Friday, March 16
    • The Role of Legal Nurse Consultants in Forensic Investigation, Friday, April 20
    • Shaken Baby Syndrome: Clinical, Investigative and Legal Considerations, Friday, May 18

    For more information on the Forensic Fridays seminars and to register, call 412.396.1330, email or visit

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