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CLE Programs

Fall 2019

October 18th, Noon - 2:45 p.m.

Introduction to Will Drafting and Advance Directives: A Medical - Legal Perspective
2.5 CLE hours, including 1 Ethics hour

Duquesne University School of Law, Room 203

Will Drafting 101

Please join the ACBF Pro Bono Center and the School of Law to learn how you can help low income clients prepare simple estate planning documents. This CLE program will provide volunteer attorneys with the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to prepare simple Pennsylvania Wills, Powers of Attorney for clients with low incomes who qualify for free legal services.

Medical-Legal Advance Health Care Directives Panel

Participants will hear from an interdisciplinary panel of medical and legal experts offering a collaborative approach to decision making about end-of-life care.

Lunch will be provided


October 26th, 9:00-11:15 a.m. - Two Homecoming Special Programs!

The Bonehead Play - Presented by Professor Mark Yochum

Without emotion, ethics compliance and professionalism will be at best weakly formal. Inspiration for a higher level of ethical performances can come from the rest of life. In this talk, Professor Yochum will explore the ethics of sportsmanship as a model for professional practice. The title refers to the mistake Fred Merkle made in a storied baseball event of 1908, wherein the failure to attend to a simple rule leads to professional disaster and even death.

Personal Contact - Presented by Professor Mark Yochum

The last broad restriction on solicitation of clients by lawyers is the restriction on personal contact. This session will explore the continuing viability of this rule in an era when limitations on lawyers' commercial speech are tested for their efficacy in remediating a real harm. The personal contact rule has little historical validity and its value, if any, is shrouded in mythology. Are lawyers, like Dracula, skilled in the art of evil persuasion?