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Student Registration Scholarship Available for Institute for Energy Law Conference

APPLY NOW:  SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE TO ATTEND INSTITUTE FOR ENERGY LAW/EMLF 6th LAW OF SHALE PLAYS CONFERENCE

SEPTEMBER 10-11, 2015

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

As a new member of the Institute for Energy Law, the Law School is able to provide a scholarship for one current student (any class level) to attend the Institute for Energy Law/EMLF 6th Law of Shale Plays Conference on September 10-11, 2015.  The conference includes two evening networking receptions as well as several seminars throughout the day. All candidates should be prepared to attend as many sessions as their academic schedule permits.  This is a wonderful way to network with local and national energy law practitioners.

In order to be considered for the scholarship, please send an email to Samantha Coyne, Employer Relations Manager, at coynes1@duq.edu, explaining why you think you should be chosen to attend this event.  The deadline for applications is Tuesday, September 8.  Questions?  Contact Samantha Coyne at coynes1@duq.edu.

More information about the event can be found at:  http://www.cailaw.org/institute-for-energy-law/events/2015/law-of-shale-plays.html?utm_source=Informz&amp ;utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Event+Details

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2016 Graduates – Fall Alumni Reception

2016 Graduates
are invited to the

Pittsburgh Fall Alumni Reception
Thursday, September 24 * 5:00-8:00 p.m. * DoubleTree Downtown Pittsburgh

RSVP required by September 18
Online
Email: lawalumni@duq.edu
Phone: 412-396-5216

Order business cards to distribute at this networking event or any others this year!
The CSO will provide 30 complimentary business cards to law students.
Orders must be submitted via SharePoint by
Monday, September 14, at 6:00 p.m.
(Use your DORI log-in to access SharePoint.)

*You are welcome to attend as much of the reception as your schedule permits.

 

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Student Invitation to the ACBA WLD Business Development Summit

The Career Services Office is providing registration for three (3) students to attend
the ACBA Women in the Law’s 3rd Annual Business Development Summit
to be held on July 23, 2015.

Business development is a critical element to being a successful lawyer, regardless of where you are in your career (junior, mid-career or senior attorney) or where you are practicing (law firm, in-house, non-profit or government).

But what are the characteristics that make a successful rainmaker? Research shows that the characteristics of rainmakers are quantifiable and not bound by gender. This half-day program will explore the research and provide practical tools for developing the important traits that will lead you to success.

The 3rd Annual Summit IGE/WLD Business Development Summit for Women attorneys will feature a keynote address by Patricia K. Gillette, Esq., a panel discussion with successful business developers from law firms and in-house, and facilitated breakout sessions designed to help you better understand and hone these traits so that you can incorporate them into your own business development efforts to create and grow your book of business. The half-day of dynamic programming will conclude with a networking lunch.

The program will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at the Marriott City Center (near Consol Energy Center) from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30 a.m.  Students must be able to attend the entire program.

In order to be considered for a registration, please send an email to Maria Comas at comas@duq.edu by Monday, July 13, and explain why you think you should be chosen to attend this event. If you have any questions, please contact comas@duq.edu or 412-396-6279.

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

APPLY NOW:  TWO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE TO ATTEND
2ND APPALACHIA YEP GENERAL COUNSEL FORUM,
TUESDAY, JUNE 16TH, 5:30 PM

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 coynes1@duq.edu, 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 coynes1@duq.edu.

More information about the event can be found at http://www.cailaw.org/institute-for-energy-law/events/2015/yep-general-counsel-forum-appalachia.html?utm_source=Informz&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=Event+Details

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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 jessica.gangjee@klgates.com.  Space will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay your RSVP!

(Note: Please copy Maria Comas (comas@duq.edu) 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 (comas@duq.edu) if you will be arriving late or leaving early.

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Practice Area & Concentrations Fair

Tuesday, February 24, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom

Meet attorneys working in various practice areas.
Learn more about the Course Concentrations by talking with Deans and Faculty Advisors.

The following attorneys’ attendance is confirmed (as of 2/10/15):

Edward J. Abes, Esq.
Abes Baumann
www.abesbaumann.com
Table: Sports Law & Workers’ Compensation

Catherine R. Cirrincione, Esq.
Pepper Hamilton
www.pepperlaw.com
Table:  Intellectual Property

Peter D. Giglione, Esq.
The Massa Law Group
Table: Civil Litigation

Barbara Griffin, Esq.
Allegheny County Bar Foundation
www.acbf.org
Table: Public Interest

Dawn K. Gull, Esq.
McCarthy McDonald Schulberg & Joy
www.mmsj.com
Table: Family Law

Patricia Wozniak Henk, Esq.
Law Office of Patricia Wozniak Henk
www.patriciawhenk.com
Table: Collaborative Law

Nicola Henry-Taylor, Esq.
Law Office of Nicola Henry-Taylor LLC
www.henry-taylorlaw.info
Table: Family Law

Edward F. Hirshberg, Esq.
Goehring Rutter & Boehm
www.grblaw.com
Table: Civil Litigation

Paula Hopkins, Esq.
Paula Hopkins, Attorney at Law
www.paulahopkins.com
Table: Collaborative Law

Shanicka L. Kennedy, Esq.
Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office
Table: Criminal Law – Government

Justin J. Ketchel, Esq.
Justin Ketchel Law
www.justinketchellaw.com
Table: Criminal Law

Daniel Kunz, Esq.
Kunz Law Office
Table: Sports Law

Ayanna M. Lee-Davis, Esq.
Saul Ewing LLP
www.saul.com
Table: Energy Law

Anne Marie Mancuso, Esq.
Justin Ketchel Law
www.justinketchellaw.com
Table: Criminal Law

Rebecca J. Maziarz, Esq.
Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.
www.dmclaw.com
Table: Health Law

Julian Neiser, Esq.
Cook & Associates
www.pittlawyers.com
Table: Civil Litigation

Melissa Ruggiero, Esq.
Former International Legal Officer & Consultant
(The Hague and Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Table: International Law

Matthew J. Scanlon, Esq.
Scanlon & Wojton
www.swlegalteam.com
Table: Personal Injury

Stacey L. Steiner, Esq.
Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office
Table: Criminal Law – Government

Edward Stevenson, Esq.
Neighborhood Legal Services Association
www.nlsa.org
Table: Public Interest

Danielle Vugrinovich, Esq.
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.
www.marshalldennehey.com
Table: Labor & Employment Law

Timothy Wojton, Esq.
Scanlon & Wojton
www.swlegalteam.com
Table: Personal Injury

Tracy L. Zihmer, Esq.
The Lynch Law Group
www.lynchlaw-group.com
Table: Estate Planning

Attorneys working in additional areas of law have been invited, and this list will be updated as necessary.

The evening’s format will be as follows: tables correlating to practice areas & concentrations will be set up around the room, and lawyers and faculty will be asked to sit at the table that corresponds to their area. Students will circulate around the room at your own pace, according to your interests. There are no expectations of job placement at this program – it is informational only.  Professional attire required.  RSVP required at DuqLawConnect – Events tab or at comas@duq.edu.  Students do not have to attend the entire program; please attend for as long as your schedule permits.

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Fellowship & Pro Bono Opportunities for 2016 Graduates

Wednesday, January 21 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 204
Wednesday, January 28 * 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 308
Co-sponsored by the Office of Clinical Legal Education and Career Services Office
Join the Law Clinic and Career Services Office as we describe local paid summer fellowship opportunities – including the Law School’s PILA and McGinley Public Service Fellowships and the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Summer Fellowship – as well as various pro bono opportunities available to 2D/3E/3P students.

The application deadlines for the fellowships are upcoming (beginning in early February), and these programs offer wonderful opportunities to work with members of our community who need legal assistance. Information about finding fellowships outside the Greater Pittsburgh area and signing up for pro bono projects will also be covered.  Lunch provided. Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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Did you miss one of the 1L Job Search Series Programs?

The following 1L Job Search Series Programs will be repeated early in the Spring Semester so you can get your materials ready for job & internship opportunities ahead of you.

NOTE – The schedule has changed since it was originally published.  The resume and cover letter programs have been combined into one so students interested in attending the Legal Skills Program on January 13 may do so without a scheduling conflict.

Crafting a Legal Resume & Drafting a Cover Letter Workshop – 1L Job Search Series
Wednesday, January 14 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. OR 5:00-6:00 p.m. * Room 304

Attend this workshop so you are prepared to submit application materials to employers for summer opportunities.  Bring your laptop if you would like and revise your resume and cover letter as we go through the program.  This program is part of the 1L Job Search Series offered by the CSO, and it is a repeat of the workshops that were offered in the Fall Semester.  Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

1L Summer Job Search
Thursday, January 15, 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 304
Friday, January 16, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 308
At this program, we will discuss summer job opportunities, timing recommendations and resources available to you as you embark on your summer job search.  This program is part of the 1L Job Search Series offered by the CSO, and it is a repeat of the workshops that were offered in the Fall Semester.  Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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