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Lawyers on Location: FedEx Ground

Lawyers on Location: FedEx Ground
Friday, October 16 * 1:00-3:30 p.m. * FedEx Ground Offices (1000 FedEx Drive, Coraopolis, PA 15108 – near IKEA)
Students are invited to attend a “Lawyers on Location” luncheon and tour of FedEx Ground’s Moon Township headquarters. Numerous FedEx Ground in-house counsel (including Duquesne Law graduates) will be there to answer questions, give advice and offer suggestions for you as you plan your legal career. This is an outstanding opportunity to build your network! The event is open to all students, and we encourage you to take advantage of the chance to learn more about the in-house counsel experience.

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. Students must provide their own transportation.

RSVP required. Space is limited to the first 25 students who 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.

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U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Legal Honors Program Information Session

Wednesday, August 26 * 12:00-1:00 p.m. * Room 301

The U.S. Dept. of Housing & Urban Development Office of General Counsel is hiring for its 2016-2017 Legal Honors Program.  Current 3D, 4E & 4P must apply by September 4, 2015.  If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity, plan to attend this program featuring Sarah Pietragallo, Esq., who will be able to answer questions about the position and the application process.  Lunch will be provided.  RSVP welcomed, but not required, via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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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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LAWYERS ON LOCATION: CONSOL ENERGY

Friday, April 10, 2015 (This program has been postponed to September 2015. 4/10/15 MC)
CONSOL Energy
CNX Center
1000 Consol Energy Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317-6506
12:30-2:30pm

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 coynes1@duq.edu.

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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 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 comas@duq.edu.  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 comas@duq.edu 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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Taxation LLM Information Session

Thursday, March 12, 12:00-1:00 p.m. and 5:00-6:00 p.m., Room 304
Professor Robert Wootton of Northwestern Law School will tell students about his school’s LLM Program in Taxation.  The graduate tax program at Northwestern Law has been in existence for over a decade and is regarded as one of the best in the country.  Any student with an interest in tax law is invited to attend (regardless of your current class year).  Lunch/dinner provided.  **Pending student interest, Professor Wooton will give a second presentation at 5:00 p.m.  Please RSVP if you plan to attend either program.  RSVP to comas@duq.edu or on DuqLawConnect.

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Growing Judges Program

Friday, February 27
12:15-1:00 p.m., Room 302

The Growing Judges Program features a panel of diverse trial court judges who will tell students about their experiences running for the position as well as other insights from their perspectives from the bench. The panel will be moderated by Judge Lisette Shirdan-Harris, and Judges Ida Chen, Sierra Thomas Street and John M. Younge, all of the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, will serve on the panel. President Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper (Philadelphia) will offer welcoming remarks. These judges will be in Pittsburgh for a trial court judges’ conference and offer this program throughout Pennsylvania.

The judges will make a special announcement for Duquesne Law students. Law alumni and other local attorneys have been invited to attend this event as well.

Lunch will be provided. So we may have an accurate count for lunch and handouts, please RSVP if you plan to attend. Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab or at comas@duq.edu.

We look forward to seeing you there as we welcome the judges to our Law School!

GROWING JUDGES PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
Honorable Sheila Woods-Skipper, President Judge, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Lisette Shirdan-Harris, Moderator, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable John Younge, Panelist, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Sierra Thomas Street, Panelist, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Ida Chen, Panelist, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)

OTHER JUDGES ATTENDING THE GROWING JUDGES PROGRAM
Honorable Garrett Page, Court of Common Pleas (Montgomery County)
Honorable Lillian Ransom, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Cheryl Austin, Court of Common Pleas (Montgomery County)
Honorable Karen Shreeves-Johns, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Lori Dumas, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Jonathan Irvine, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Genece Brinkley, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Craig Washington, Court of Common Pleas (Philadelphia County)
Honorable Linda Fleming, Court of Common Pleas (Cambria County)

 

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Interviewing Skills Panel Discussion

Wednesday, February 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m., Room 203
Co-sponsored with the ACBA Young Lawyers Division

The panel will discuss practical tips and considerations to keep in mind as you interview for law clerk, summer associate, internship and post-graduation positions.  The panel will be moderated by Amie Mihalko Wolff (L’08), Gordon & Rees LLP.  Panelists include Jill Beck (L’06), Superior Court of Pennsylvania; Jenna Murray (L’12), Strassburger McKenna Gutnick & Gefsky; and Katlin Zarisky (L’11), Gordon & Rees LLP. Lunch provided.  Please RSVP via DuqLawConnect – Events tab.

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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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