Two Student Registrations Available to the Institute for Energy Young Energy Professionals Forum


The CSO is providing tuition for two current students (any class level) to attend the Institute for Energy Law’s Young Energy Professionals 2nd Appalachia General Counsel Forum. The IEL YEPs will host six general counsel to share professional and career advice.  The evening will begin with a reception, followed by a panel discussion, after which each general counsel will join a smaller group of young attorneys for dinner and a more intimate conversation.  This is a wonderful way to network with local energy law practitioners.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, please send an email to Samantha Coyne, Employer Relations Manager, at, explaining why you think you should be chosen to attend this event.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, June 2.  Questions?  Contact Samantha Coyne at

More information about the event can be found at

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Business Cards Available

The Career Services Office will provide students with business cards to use for networking purposes. This is your last chance to order cards this academic year!

If you would like to receive 30 complimentary business cards, please complete an order form by Monday, April 20, at 12:00 noon.

You can find an order form on Sharepoint. (Please use your Multipass/DORI credentials to log-in.)

When the cards are available, they will be placed in your student mailbox. Please contact Maria Comas ( if you have any questions.

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Tips for a Successful Job Search in Washington DC

Friday, April 10, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 301

Christy Gamble (L’13), U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Counsel, will talk with students about her successful job search efforts to find a post-graduate position in Washington DC.  Learn how Ms. Gamble made professional connections in that area while still a student (and after graduation) and hear her tips for you as you think about interning and working in that area.  Lunch provided.  Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect-Events tab.

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Friday, April 10, 2015 (This program has been postponed to September 2015. 4/10/15 MC)
CNX Center
1000 Consol Energy Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317-6506

RSVP Required

Students are invited to attend a “Lawyers on Location” luncheon at CONSOL Energy which will include lunch with company representatives and a tour of the company’s new headquarters. Nicholas J. DeIuliis, a Duquesne Law graduate and President and Chief Executive Officer, will be our host.  CONSOL Energy, a publicly owned Pittsburgh-based producer of natural gas and coal, is one of the leading diversified energy companies in the United States of America.

This Lawyers on Location is part of a continuing series developed by the CSO whereby students are invited to visit various workplaces to see the law in practice. Lunch will be provided and formal business dress is required.  TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED TO AND FROM THE EVENT.

Space is limited! Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect (under the “Events” tab).

You will be contacted by the CSO with final details regarding the event when all RSVPs have been received.  Questions? Please contact Samantha Coyne at

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Law Practice Today – The Multi-Gen and Multi-Cultural Issue

The March edition of the ABA’s Law Practice Today is available.  Be sure to check out this month’s articles, including:

Integration Starts With Respect

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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Exploring Traits of Successful Junior Lawyers

K&L Gates Offices (210 Sixth Avenue, Downtown)
Monday, April 13 * 5:00 p.m.

First year students are invited to attend a panel discussion featuring a diverse group of legal professional for an interactive discussion on how best to prepare and present yourself as you enter the legal market and explore traits of successful junior lawyers.

The panelists include:

The panel will be moderated by Michael Zanic, Partner, K&L Gates LLP. A cocktail reception will follow for all participants.

Professional attire required.

This program is open to all first year students attending Duquesne University School of Law and University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  Registration is limited to the first 25 students to RSVP at each school.

Please RSVP no later than Wednesday, April 8 to Ms. Jessica Gangjee at  Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay your RSVP!

(Note: Please copy Maria Comas ( on your RSVP.)



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Disability Rights Law Lunch & Learn

Thursday, March 26, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 301
Co-sponsored with the ACBA Disability Rights Committee

A panel of attorneys who handle cases involving disability rights issues will tell students about their work and answer students’ questions about this area of law.  The following attorneys plan to attend:
Ramona Arena Baker, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Law Clerk
Lawrence Gurrera, Edgar Snyder & Associates
Jim Ehrman, Margolis Edelstein
Art Feldman, Solo Practitioner
Alysia Keating, Allegheny County Bar Association Director of Diversity & Gender Equality
Paul Sullivan, The Law Office of Paul R. Sullivan, Jr.

Also attending from Bender Consulting Services, an employment consulting firm, are Joyce Bender, CEO, and Mary Brougher, Executive Vice President of Operations.   Lunch provided.  Please RSVP on DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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Speed Networking with the Women’s Bar Association

Monday, March 23, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Room 414

Co-sponsored with the Women’s Law Association

This event is open to all students!  In groups of 3 or 4, students will have the opportunity to meet attorneys working in various settings and practice areas.  Jennifer Mason, Partner at Clark Hill PLC and WBA Co-President, will offer keynote remarks.

The following attorneys plan to attend:
Brett Huston, Clark Hill PLC
Dan Domenick, Domenick Legal Group, PLLC
Sarah Andrews, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP
David Monaghan, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, PC
Maureen Shannon, Training & Talent Development Professional (formerly with K&L Gates)
Carol Hesz, Judicial Law Clerk – Federal Judiciary
Melissa Ruggiero, Office of Conflict Counsel
Anna Ciardi, Cordell & Cordell
Stephanie Jones, Domenick Legal Group PLLC

The networking portion of the program will last for approximately one hour, followed by a reception.  Registration is required & limited to the first 20 students to RSVP.  Spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.  RSVP required on DuqLawConnect – Events tab.  Students may arrive late or leave early due to class schedules.  Please send a note to Maria Comas ( if you will be arriving late or leaving early.

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Speed Networking Opportunities

At three upcoming speed networking events, students will have the opportunity to meet local judges and attorneys who work in various practice areas throughout the region.

If you’re new to networking, this is a great way to start making professional connections.  In a format similar to speed dating, you’ll talk with the attorneys at 7-minute intervals and then have a chance to continue conversations at the reception that follows.

Space is limited for each event!  RSVP’s are required.  Sign-up today via DuqLawConnect or via email at  You may attend as many of the speed networking events as you would like. (If you need to arrive late or leave early, please send an email to so we can plan accordingly.)

Speed Networking with Law Alumni Board of Governors
Wednesday, March 18, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Room 414

Co-sponsored with the Duquesne Law Alumni Association
The following judges and attorneys plan to attend:
Hon. Gary Caruso, Mediator and Retired Judge, Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas
Kathleen M. Charlton, Partner, Charlton & Charlton
Rebecca Gruen, Medical Legal Consultant
P. Brennan Hart, Partner, Pietragallo Gordon Alfano Bosick & Raspanti, LLP
Hon. Michael E. McCarthy, Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County
Garry Nelson, Solo Practitioner; Former Allegheny County District Attorney
Scott T. Redman, Law Office of Scott T. Redman
Kimberly S. Tague, Director, Strassburger, McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky
Theodore M. Trbovich, Solo Practitioner

Speed Networking with the Women’s Bar Association
Monday, March 23, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Room 414
Co-sponsored with the Women’s Law Association
Jennifer Mason, Partner at Clark Hill and WBA Co-President, will offer keynote remarks.  Additional attorneys attending the event will be announced.

Speed Networking with the Allegheny County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
Wednesday, March 25, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Room 414

Co-sponsored with the ACBA Young Lawyers Division
Attorneys names will be announced.

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Student Debt News from Equal Justice Works

Get Free Help with Your Student Debt. Win $50. That’s a win-win!

Three lucky lawyers or law students who download Equal Justice Works’ comprehensive student debt e-book, Take Control of Your Future: A Guide to Managing Your Student Debt, before Friday, April 3 will win $50 Amazon gift cards. Just download your free copy today and you’ll be automatically entered to win.

Take Control of Your Future is a comprehensive guide to managing student debt, with chapters on understanding student loans and loan consolidation, planning before borrowing, income-driven repayment plans and a step-by-step guide to earning Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

One reviewer noted “This book is particularly helpful for anyone working in the non-profit field who earns a lower wage and has mounds of student loan debt.”

And another said “I’ve been dealing with my student loan holder for the last three years on my past due account. It wasn’t until I read ‘Managing Your Student Debt that I discovered the loan holder wasn’t giving me all the options. By using the guide I’ve been able to work things to my benefit. I encourage everyone to read this book!”

Upcoming Free Student Debt Webinars

Equal Justice Works will host the following free student debt webinars in March and April:

Keep Up To Date on Student Debt Issues

Make sure to follow our blog on the Huffington Post to keep up to date on student debt issues. We’ve been writing recently about Campus Debit Cards: Good for You or Your University?, Have We Already Solved the Student Debt Crisis? and 6 Reasons to Love (Okay, Grudgingly Accept) Your Student Loans.

Share and Get Involved

Please forward this email to anyone you think might benefit. To stay up to date, follow us on Twitter (@EJW_org, #studentdebthelp) and on Facebook.

(Via email received from Equal Justice Works 3/11/15.)

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