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Free webinar: Attorney General’s Honors Attorney & Internship Programs

You’re Invited to a Webinar Answering Questions on:


Hosted by: Rena J. Cervoni, Deputy Director and Trisha A. Fillbach, Assistant Director

Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management

During the webinars, participants will:

  • Obtain a brief overview of this year’s programs;
  • Receive answers to questions about the application and hiring timeline; and
  • *Participants are encouraged to review the application prior to the webinars and have questions. *


Please RSVP to for one session. RSVP will close on Thursday, August 24, 2017 or when filled. Please include your name, law school attended, and the webinar date you choose to attend.  (Participation is limited to the first 100 respondents for each session.)

Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. (Eastern Standard Time)
Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:30 A.M. (Eastern Standard Time)  


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Student Opportunities to Participate in the ACBA!

The Allegheny County Bar Association (ACBA) has two opportunities for upper division Duquesne Law students to serve as student representatives in certain divisions this year.  A student representative is needed for the Women in the Law Division and the Young Lawyers Division.  The student representatives are asked to attend monthly meetings of the respective divisions, participate in projects/activities as they can, and to promote relevant programs & events to your classmates.  Both of these positions are great ways to make professional connections with local attorneys, judges, and other students.  According to students who have held these positions in previous years, the time commitment is not overly burdensome.

The Women in the Law Division is open to all attorney & student members of the ACBA, and its goal is to promote the success and advancement of women attorneys in Allegheny County.  WLD Council meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month (August – May) from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at ACBA Offices (Koppers Building, downtown).

The Young Lawyers Division is open to members of the bar who have been licensed for 10 years or less and law students.  The YLD provides young lawyers with a means of gaining broader participation in bar activities, a forum for continuing legal education, and a vehicle for social exchange with their contemporaries at the bar.  YLD Council meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of the month (August – May) from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. at ACBA Offices (Koppers Building, downtown).

If you are interested in serving in either or both roles, please email a letter of interest (cover letter) and resume to Maria Comas ( by Friday, September 2, at 12:00 noon.  Students may apply for both positions, but two different students will ultimately be selected.  The students selected for these positions will be asked to join the ACBA if they are not already members.  (Student membership is $30/year.)

I serve on WLD Council, and I will gladly answer any questions you have about the ACBA.  This is a great way to get involved as a law student!  Stay tuned for other ways to engage with the ACBA this year!

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Fall 2016 Recruitment Information

Greetings from the Career Services Office (CSO)!  We hope that your summer has been productive and enjoyable so far.  This memo is designed to provide you with information about Fall Recruitment, including On-Campus Interviews, judicial clerkship deadlines, and other upcoming deadlines and programs.   Please read this entire document so you can be as informed as possible about upcoming fall recruitment activities.  Please contact Maria Comas ( or 412-396-6279) with any questions you have about any of this information.

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PSO Law Night

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) invites students to the Fourth Annual Duquesne & Pitt Law Night – an evening of networking and music – on Friday, January 29 at Heinz Hall (Downtown). Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by “Rachmaninoff’s Third Concerto” at 8:00 p.m. Duquesne Law students’ tickets will be paid for by the Law School. Tickets must be reserved by submitting an RSVP on DuqLawConnect or sending an email to by Friday, January 22, at 5:00 p.m. Students may purchase guest tickets at a price of $45/ticket by calling Erin Lynn at the PSO at 412-392-3324. Students are responsible for their own parking/transportation costs.

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PBA Intellectual Property Law Meeting Open to Law Students

The Pennsylvania Bar Association Intellectual Property Law Section invites Duquesne Law students to join their next meeting on Monday, December 14.  The meeting will feature M. Kelly Tillery, Esq., Pepper Hamilton LLP, Philadelphia, PA.  Mr. Tillery will speak on the topic of “What can be done against sellers of counterfeit/knock-off products that appear on Amazon?” (Outline)

Section members, colleagues and law students are encouraged to participate.  Following the presentation, a section business meeting will be held (agenda and additional meeting materials).

To join the call, dial 1-877-659-3786 and use passcode 6468808532 #.

 Monthly conference calls are open to all PBA law students and members of the section and are held the second Monday of every month at noon.

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1L Reception in Buffalo, NY

Are you a 1L student interested in working in Buffalo this summer or after you graduate from law school?  Hodgson Russ LLP is hosting a reception for students currently in their first year of study at a law school outside of the Buffalo area.  Meet attorneys practicing at Hodgson Russ, learn more about the firm and let them answer your questions about the practice of law in Western New York.

The reception will be held on Monday, January 4, 2016, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  RSVP’s are due by Monday, December 21.  More information.

Duquesne Law students who attended last year’s reception thoroughly enjoyed it!  Let the CSO know if you plan on attending!

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Opportunities with Allegheny County Dept. of Human Services

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services wants to help you gain valuable experience in the varied and challenging human services arena. Details for each program are available on the DHS website.

Local Government Case Competition

Register by November 5 – deadline coming up soon

Send résumé to

The Local Government Case Competition is an annual event that engages graduate students from local universities to identify creative solutions to difficult social problems. Competing teams work under pressure to solve a real problem, using simulated business conditions such as time-critical deadlines and incomplete information to formulate action-oriented recommendations. It is a great opportunity to work with peers from different schools, network with local public and nonprofit leaders, and win cash prizes!

Two additional opportunities

Scholars in Local Government

Register by December 5

Send application, transcripts and recommendations to

As next year’s DHS Scholar in Local Government you will be paid a competitive salary while you build relationships with professionals across the human services spectrum and establish yourself as a knowledgeable and creative problem-solver in the public sector.

DHS Internships

Ongoing opportunity

Send résumé and cover letter to

DHS internships are paid positions of varying lengths across a broad range of disciplines. Please specify which DHS office(s) you are interested in working with in your cover letter.

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Intellectual Property Student Reports Program – Seeking Student Applications

The Law Student Action Group of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law invites students to apply to our Law Student Reporters Program. Participants selected for the Program are given complimentary registration to the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s 31st Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Bethesda, MD on April 6-8, 2016. During the event, students attend the Section’s premier CLE programs and network with Intellectual Property Law attorneys from across the nation while reporting on the content of the CLE programming via social media. This is a great opportunity for students to distinguish themselves in the area of Intellectual Property Law.  Applications for the program’s first round of decisions are due by Monday, November 9, 2015 at 5PM EST. The application can be accessed here: More opportunities are available for law students who join the Law Student Action Group at  (ABA student membership is free!)

If you apply for this program and are invited to the conference, please let Maria Comas ( know as the Career Services Office may be able to assist with some limited travel expenses associated with your trip.

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EMLF Kentucky Mineral Law Conference – Student Registration

Energy & Mineral Law Foundation (EMLF) Kentucky Mineral Law Conference – October 21 & 22, 2015 – Lexington, KY
As a member school, EMLF has offered 3 complimentary conference registrations to students interested in energy law. A complete conference agenda is attached. Attorneys from the Pittsburgh area, including some Duquesne Law alumni, will be presenting at this conference.  The Career Services Office must submit student registration forms in order to receive the complimentary registration.  The Career Services Office provides limited travel reimbursement for career-related conferences and career fairs.  Interested students must contact Maria Comas ( by October 7 at 6:00 p.m. if they plan to attend so additional information can be collected.

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National Association of Law Students with Disabilities – Student Leadership Positions

The National Association of Law Students with Disabilities (NALSWD) is accepting applications for leadership positions.  Students who have a disability are invited to apply for positions such as President, Executive Director of Advocacy, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer Membership Director, and Conference Director. Junior officer positions are also available.  Applications are due by Wednesday, September 30. Additional information.

Please forward your application materials to Maria Comas ( if you would like them to be reviewed before you submit them to NALSWD.

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