Past CLE Programs
January 21, 2020, Noon-1:30 p.m., Room 203
The Framers' View on Impeachment
1.5 Substantive Credits
Duquesne University School of Law, Room 203
Professor Wilson Huhn will present an interactive program where participants can take the roles of various framers of the Constitution as we recreate the debates on impeachment at the Constitutional Convention. Should time allow we shall also discuss the Pardons Clause and the Emoluments Clauses.
The Bonehead Play
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.
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?
Introduction to Will Drafting and Advance Directives: A Medical - Legal Perspective
The Allegheny County Bar Foundation Pro Bono Center and the School of Law partnered to provide volunteer attorneys with the skills, knowledge, and tools needed to prepare simple Pennsylvania wills and Powers of Attorney for clients with low incomes who qualify for free legal services. Participants also heard from an interdisciplinary panel of medical and legal experts who offered a collaborative approach to decision making about end-of-life care.
Women's Energy Network Greater Pittsburgh Chapter Inaugural Educational Conference in Partnership with Duquesne University School of Law
This daylong conference featured presentations by women working within the industry. They discussed their experiences in environmental permitting and regulation, asset purchasing and leasing, asset development and title issues and midstream and pipelines. The women are all leaders in their field of expertise and provided attendees with a glimpse into operations in the Appalachian region. Keynote speaker Stacey Olson, President of Chevron Appalachia, LLC, Chevron North America Exploration and Production shared her experiences and insights about opportunities and challenges in the industry.
Alzheimer's/Dementia-Related Cognitive Impairment in the Law Firm Setting: Raising Awareness and Reviewing Options
Abraham Lincoln, The Lawyer
Compliance in a Post GDPR World: The Global Trend of Stricter Data Privacy and How that is Impacting Companies
The Pennsylvania Constitution at 50
Quelling the Silver Tsunami: Compassionate Release of Elderly Offenders
Pittsburgh Baseball Drug Trials: A Look Back to 1985
Litigating Innocence: The Pennsylvania Innocence Project
Shifting Tides: Contemporary Issues in American, English, and European Law
The Prohibition Era and Policing: A Legacy of Misregulation