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Ethics and Eats

Ethics and Eats is a CLE seminar series offered both onsite and online to help attorneys meet their annual ethics CLE requirements in one convenient lunchtime session. Also open to the general public and other professionals, programs in this series are approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 2 hours of Ethics CLE credit, unless otherwise noted. Please join our email list for updates.

Ethical Considerations in Post-Conviction Attorney Communications

Tuesday, AUG. 27, 2019
8:30 - 11 a.m.
Power Center Ballroom A, Duquesne University

and ONLINE via LIVE videostream

For an attorney seeking post-conviction relief for a client on he basis of a claim of inneffective trial counsel, making contact with said counsel can be a sensitive matter, to say the least.  Above and beyond the natural instinct to protect one's pride and reputation, the trial attorney may fear professional sanctions or even the loss of court appointments or other sources of business.  And yet, as a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court case has shown, attorneys in such situations face obligations far more significant than any such concerns.

Please join Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania Marshall L. Dayan, criminal defense attorney and former Allegheny County Public Defender Michael J. Machen, and Suzanne M. Swan, former chief of the Appellate Division of the Allegheny County Public Defender's office, for this two-hour breakfast seminar exploring the pitfalls of attorneys adopting an adversarial stance in the post-conviction setting and the absolute importance of putting the client's needs -- and justice -- first.

This program is approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board for 2 HOURS of ETHICS CLE credit.

PLEASE NOTE that this program is also open to the General Public, both onsite and online.


Topic to be Announced

Friday, DEC. 6, 2019
8:30 - 11 a.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne Union


Contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu
for more information.

Scholarships are available. Find out more.

Not in the Pittsburgh area?

Never fear - All our programs are offered ONLINE!
Just select the "Distance Learning" registration option.

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