Modern Day Prosecution

  • 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Panel: Room 303 Reception: Student Lounge

Modern Day Prosecution:
Serving the Public's Interests - The rewards you can expect as a new prosecutor

The Duquesne University School of Law and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association are delighted to invite you to join us to learn more about the rewards you can expect in public service as a prosecutor.

The work of the prosecutor resides squarely within the ambit of "public interest" law. Among the many opportunities for students who wish to enter public service, being a prosecutor is indeed among the most fulfilling public interest careers one can have. The Office of the District Attorney in each of the Commonwealth's 67 counties seeks to serve their citizens by solving community problems in a substantive way where possible, rather than by merely accepting the success of statistical convictions. The PDAA recognizes that criminal justice is never a finished construct. Prosecutors are committed to identifying best practices and policies in order to meet the ever-changing demands of our criminal justice system. These demands require the prosecutor's constant vigilance over the legitimate needs of law enforcement, victims, as well as the rights of the accused. As Ministers of Justice, prosecutors maintain this commitment with the highest level of integrity while performing their duties as responsible public servants for the communities they serve.

This program is part of the Law School's commitment to promoting the wide range of public service opportunities available to law students and lawyers in the Commonwealth and beyond.

PANEL TOPICS & SPEAKERS
Integrity of the Prosecutor
Prosecutors bring change to their communities
Student Loan Forgiveness- Careers in Public Service
Intern Programs and Certification Process
Functions and Duties of the Prosecutor
Quality of Life
How Do I contact the Office of the District Attorney?

Introductions/Welcoming Remarks:
Duquesne School of Law, Dean April Barton

Moderator:
Honorable Kevin Steele
District Attorney- Montgomery County
PDAA President

Panel Members:
Honorable Katie Charlton
District Attorney- Armstrong County
Duquesne University School of Law Class of 2008

Honorable Ryan Sayers
District Attorney- Clearfield County
Duquesne University School of Law Class of 2012

Kelly Lloyd, Esq.
Deputy District Attorney- Chief of the Diversion and Pretrial Division
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

Jasmine Mabon-Connor
Intern- Allegheny County Office of the District Attorney
Juris Doctor Candidate- Duquesne University School of Law, Anticipated Graduation May 2022


The PENNSYLVANIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION (PDAA) was formed in 1912 for the purpose of providing uniformity and efficiency in the discharge of duties and functions of Pennsylvania's 67 District Attorneys and their assistants. The Association today continues to further its purpose through its support of training programs, and by its reporting of legal and legislative developments of importance to Pennsylvania prosecutors and their colleagues within the criminal justice system. Moreover, the Association continues to operate as a vehicle for the effective exchange of information among its approximately 1,000 members which primarily include current District Attorneys and their assistants; former District Attorneys and assistant district attorneys; deputy attorneys general; Assistant US Attorneys; and police chiefs.

Duquesne Law students: Please RSVP on DuqLawConnect (under "Events") if you plan on attending.