CLE - Advanced Legal Writing Student Presentation & Fresh Ethics - April 26
- 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
- School of Law Room 203
Advanced Legal Writing Student CLE Presentation
"Act 13: After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court"
One-hour substantive credit
Presented by Chelsey Mitchell, Andrew Venturella, and Phil Luciano, students of Duquesne University School of Law's Advanced Legal Writing
The Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Act 13 in 2012 as a comprehensive overhaul of Title 58, the Oil and Gas Act. Various environmental and citizens' groups immediately challenged the Act. These challenges culminated in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court case of Robinson Township, Washington County v. Commonwealth. In this student-presented CLE, the court's opinion and its effect on Act 13 will be discussed, as well as the broader implications that the decision will likely have on the commonwealth.
Fresh Ethics: PA's Changes to the Rules of Ethics for Lawyers and Judges
Two-hours ethics credit
Presented by Professor Mark Yochum
In the Winter of 2013-14, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court revised the Rules of Professional Conduct and issued a new Code of Judicial Conduct. This seminar will explore the impact of these new sets of rules on lawyer practice. The Rules of Professional Conduct now have fresh emphasis on concerns occasioned by technology and out-sourcing. The Code of Judicial Conduct, after 40 years of no significant change, enters the Twenty-First Century with a new view on such issues as recusal, campaign contributions, and nepotism.
The programs are being presented as part of one CLE and qualify for one-hour substantive and two-hours ethics credit. The course fee ($90) can be made online at the time of registration (Visa, MC, Discover) or at the door with cash, check, or credit card. Registration is required.
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