ABA Young Lawyers Division Spring Conference – Pittsburgh – May 16-17 – Free Student Admission

Did you know that the ABA’s YLD 2014 Spring Conference is being held here in Pittsburgh at the Renaissance Hotel?  And that admission is free for law school students?  Our own Allegheny County Bar Association’s YLD has received several prestigious ABA Awards of Achievement, and they are very proud to be hosting this year’s national conference (www.ambar.org/yldspring).  Joe Williams (DL ’09), Incoming Chair of the ACBA YLD, and an associate attorney with Pollock Begg Komar Glasser & Vertz LLC, said “This will be a rare opportunity to meet the ABA YLD Assembly, as this is the first time in ten years that the conference is being held here in Pittsburgh.”

In addition to several educational programs, the conference includes a welcome reception at Reed Smith LLP, which will be a great opportunity for Duquesne Law students to network with young lawyers from all over the country.

The CSO will be coordinating RSVPs for this event, and Samantha Coyne, Employer Outreach Manager, will be attending the welcome reception.  Samantha has included information on three programs that would be especially interesting to our students, but keep in mind that you are welcome to attend any and all of the sessions.

Please see Arlene Miller in the CSO if you are interested in registering (there is a brief form to be completed that Samantha will forward to the ABA).  She also asks that you indicate at that time which programs you will be attending.  Please note that all students are welcome to attend.  RSVPs are due Monday, May 12, at noon.  If you have already registered for this event, would you please email me at coynes1@duq.edu?

The CSO understands that you are in the midst of exams, so the timing of these events may be challenging, but we would be delighted to have a group of enthusiastic Duquesne Law students accompany Samantha!  When we have received all of the RSVPs, she will follow up with meeting details regarding times and places.  Please let her know if she can provide any additional information (412-396-2593 or coynes1@duq.edu).



FRIDAY, MAY 16, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Symphony Ballroom B, The Inside Scoop: The Ins and Outs of Working with In-House Counsel

The diverse panel of in-house counselors will provide young lawyers with the inside scoop on working with, and keeping happy, your general counsel – complete with tips, pitfalls, and the keys to finding and keeping business.
Program Chair/Moderator: Marla N. Presley (L ’03), Jackson Lewis P.C., Pittsburgh, PA
Speakers:  Tom Frooman, Cintas, Loveland, OH, Joanne La Rose, FedEx Ground, Pittsburgh, PA

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Symphony Ballroom B, Practicing Sports Law in the 21st Century

A panel of experienced sports law practitioners will explain how they got involved in this area of law, share some of their most interesting sports law experiences, and discuss the variety of legal issues that arise in this specific practice area with an emphasis on current issues and trends.
Program Chair/Moderator: Erin Lucas Hamilton, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Pittsburgh, PA
Speakers:  Brian H. Simmons (L’99), Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC Pittsburgh, PA, Travis Williams (L’96), Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh, PA

FRIDAY, MAY 16, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Symphony Ballroom C, Persuasive Use of Exhibits in Trial

Kirsha W. Trychta is a professor at Duquesne Law School. Kirsha will talk about how a young lawyer can be more persuasive in the courtroom and she will weave various trial graphics and courtroom presentation points into her actual presentation. This promises to be an engaging, interesting and informative presentation for all those who attend!
Program Chair/Moderator: Scott W. MacMullan, Scott MacMullan Law LLC, Annapolis, MD
Speaker: Kirsha W. Trychta (L’06), Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA

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