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Seminar Information

Available Seminars

The following list of seminars are being offered by the Institute 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: Beaver County 911 Center

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: A 10% discount is offered if an agency sends 3 or more people and 20% if 5 or more attend. The Beaver County District Attorney office along with the Beaver County Chiefs of Police will pay $200 toward the fee for the first 30 officers from a Beaver County LE agency.

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

View the Brochure for this event (*.PDF)

Advanced Crime Scene Investigator Course (Beaver County LE Officials)

Seminar Location: Beaver County 911 Center

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: A 10% discount is offered if an agency sends 3 or more people and 20% if 5 or more attend. The Beaver County District Attorney office along with the Beaver County Chiefs of Police will pay $200 toward the fee for the first 30 officers from a Beaver County LE agency.

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

View the Brochure for this event (*.PDF)

Criminal Investigations Course

Seminar Location: Allegheny County Police Training Academy

Lecturer and Program Coordinator: Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
Instructors: Judge David Cashman, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas; Cmndr. Ron Freeman, Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.); Chief Dennis Logan, Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.), Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Sr. Deputy Attorney General Laura Ditka, PA Attorney General's Office and former Deputy District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Special Agent Gregg Frankhouser, FBI ? Pittsburgh; Asst. Chief Richard Ealing, Asst. Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Michael Machen, Esquire, criminal defense attorney for 29 years; former Chief Public Defender of Allegheny County; Det. Dale Canofari, Pittsburgh Police Major Crimes, Homicide Squad; Dan Konieczka, Esquire, Former Deputy District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office

The course in Criminal Investigations is available through California University of Pennsylvania's Professional Studies Department.

Topical Coverage includes:

  • Computer and High Tech Crimes
    • Cell and smartphones
      • Dealing with computers and digital evidence
  • Crimes against Persons
    • Sex assaults
      • rape
      • child sex assaults
      • special victims
      • victim advocates/SANE
  • Drug Crimes
    • Investigative techniques
    • Use of Informants
  • Death Investigations
    • Homicide
    • Natural Death
    • Medico-legal investigations
  • Forensics
    • Crime scene processing
    • Available resources
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Search Warrants
    • Affidavit of Probable Cause
  • Trial Preparation
    • Trial
    • Testifying
    • Working with your DA
    • Working with defense attorneys
  • Media Relations

Criminal Investigations Course (Allegheny County LE Officials)

Seminar Location: Allegheny County Police Training Academy

Lecturer and Program Coordinator: Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
Instructors: Judge David Cashman, Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas; Cmndr. Ron Freeman, Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.); Chief Dennis Logan, Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.), Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Sr. Deputy Attorney General Laura Ditka, PA Attorney General's Office and former Deputy District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Special Agent Gregg Frankhouser, FBI ? Pittsburgh; Asst. Chief Richard Ealing, Asst. Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office; Michael Machen, Esquire, criminal defense attorney for 29 years; former Chief Public Defender of Allegheny County; Det. Dale Canofari, Pittsburgh Police Major Crimes, Homicide Squad; Dan Konieczka, Esquire, Former Deputy District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office

The course in Criminal Investigations is available through California University of Pennsylvania's Professional Studies Department.

Topical Coverage includes:

  • Computer and High Tech Crimes
    • Cell and smartphones
      • Dealing with computers and digital evidence
  • Crimes against Persons
    • Sex assaults
      • rape
      • child sex assaults
      • special victims
      • victim advocates/SANE
  • Drug Crimes
    • Investigative techniques
    • Use of Informants
  • Death Investigations
    • Homicide
    • Natural Death
    • Medico-legal investigations
  • Forensics
    • Crime scene processing
    • Available resources
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Search Warrants
    • Affidavit of Probable Cause
  • Trial Preparation
    • Trial
    • Testifying
    • Working with your DA
    • Working with defense attorneys
  • Media Relations

The Rules of Professional Conduct (2015)

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Ethics

Seminar Location: California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center

Presented by Professor Mark D. Yochum, Duquesne University School of Law

This seminar will explore the entire rules of professional conduct.  Over the past quarter of a century, the rules of Pennsylvania and the Model Rules of Professional Conduct of the A.B.A. have moved far beyond the quaint considerations of old practice.  Modern problems now dot the rules.  Lawyers seeking admission in new states are often forced to take the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam, not in existence when they originally passed the bar.  This course will note the ethics landmarks you need to know to pass an ethics exam or, perhaps, the ethics exam of life.

Lunch arrangements have been made for anyone wanting to attend both CLE sessions on August 27th. Lunch will be delivered from Galley?s Place. The menu options and prices are below.  Since lunch is delivered please have cash available for payment.  If you wish to reserve a lunch, please email crofcheck@calu.edu with your selection by August 24th!

All selections are served with chips, coke or water

  • Roasted Turkey Club (not deli meat) ?  with bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, mayo on whole wheat  - $9.00
  • Roasted Chicken Wrap ? oven roasted chicken with lettuce, tomato, spinach on wheat wrap ? $8.00
  • Hummus Wrap ? Roasted pine nuts & hummus with onion, green pepper, spinach, lettuce, tomato & mozzarella cheese - $ 7.00

Unconventional Conflicts: Sex with Clients & Opposing Positions

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Ethics

Seminar Location: California University of Pennsylvania, Southpointe Center

Presented by Professor Mark D. Yochum, Duquesne University School of Law

This seminar will explore the unconventional conflicts produced by romance with clients and, less romantically, by arguing different legal positions for different clients, so-called positional conflicts.  We will review the state and development of the rules in these areas and we will hope to provide a lesson from these examples on how lawyers treat issues of conflicts generally.  We will also see how these rules color our views of honorable professionalism and our urge to act pro bono publico.

Where Marcellus Shale is Now -- New Horizons & Opportunities

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 Joseph Morascyzk, Joe Caruso, Brian Teslovich, Cara C. Davis.