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Seminar Information

Available Seminars

The following list of seminars are being offered by the Center for Law and Public Policy. To read more information about the courses below, click the seminar title to expand the corresponding tab. You may register online to attend.

Advanced Crime Scene Investigator Course

Seminar Location: Allegheny County Police Training Academy

The five-day course will include instruction from many of the area's best:

  • Commander Ron Freeman, retired Pittsburgh Police officer with 34 years in the homicide squad and a regular instructor in forensics and death investigations
  • Dr. Karl Williams, Chief Medical Examiner of Allgheny County
  • Craig Moore, retired police officer from Ontario, Canada
  • Detective Brian Kohlhepp, of the Ross Police Forensic Investigation Unit
  • Wayne Reutzel and Hugh Shearer, certified fingerprint examiners, each with over 30 years of experience in examination and crime scene work
  • Tom Morgan, a 10-year veteran of the ACOME Firearms Section

* Group discounts available via the electronic brochure.

The Allegheny County District Attorney will pay $100 toward the fee for the first 20 officers from an Allegheny County agency who register for the course. A 10% discount is offered if an agency sends 3 or more people and 20% if 5 or more attend.

Training approved by the Pennsylvania State Division of the International Association for Identification

Lessons in Ethics: The Evil DECEASED Lawyer Roy Cohn

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 4.0 Ethics

Seminar Location: California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center

Presented by:

  • Professor Mark D. Yochum, Duquesne University School of Law
  • Krista-Ann Staley
  • Babst Calland

The "evil lawyer" has been a trope, sadly coloring the profession for more than a thousand years. Roy Cohn presents a spectacular example, in the documented history of his life and in the many dramatic representations of his life and crimes. Due to the nature of the subject matter and the habits of Roy Cohn, adult language will be used.

Marcellus Shale: Where Are We Now?

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 4.0 Substantive

Seminar Location: California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center

Moderated by Raymond Schmaus, President, Armstrong Search Associates. Presenters include Kenneth Fleeman, Engineering Manager Arbata Energy, R. Douglas DeNardo, Rothman Gordon,  Robert J. Burnett, Houston Harbaugh, Krista-Ann Staley


Seminar Locations

Seminars currently offered are being held at the following locations:

Allegheny County Police Training Academy
700 West Ridge Drive (North Park), Allison Park, PA 15101

California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center
135 Technology Drive, Canonsburg, PA 15317