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Oil and Gas Act, Ethics and Conduct Addressed at CLE Sessions

The Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Saturday Series at Duquesne University will present Act 13: After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and Fresh Ethics: PA's Changes to the Rules of Ethics for Lawyers and Judges on Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Room 203 of the School of Law.

In 2012, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 13 as a comprehensive overhaul of Title 58, the Oil and Gas Act. Various environmental and citizens' groups immediately challenged the Act, culminating in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court case of Robinson Township, Washington County v. Commonwealth. At Act 13: After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, a student-presented CLE, the court's opinion and its effect on Act 13 will be addressed, as well as the broader implications that the decision will likely have on the commonwealth. This section of the course is approved for one hour of substantive credit.

During Fresh Ethics: PA's Changes to the Rules of Ethics for Lawyers and Judges, Duquesne Law Professor Mark Yochum will discuss the state supreme court's recent revision to the Rules of Professional Conduct, the new Code of Judicial Conduct and their impact on lawyer practice. This section of the course is approved for two hours of ethics credit.

Cost is $90. Registration is required. For more information, visit www.duq.edu/cle, call 412.396.6300 or email cle@duq.edu.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.