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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.

Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Substantive

Date: April 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Presented by: Derek J. Illar, Esquire

This seminar will cover what constitutes sexual harassment, how to create and implement effective non-harassment policies, and how to address and respond to employee complaints.

Employment Law Boot Camp

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 2.0 Substantive, 1.0 Ethics

Date: April 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Presented by: Jean E. Novak, Esquire

These seminars are basic level courses that provide great up-dates for in-house counsel, HR professionals, and general practice attorneys who counsel businesses.  Courses may be taken individually or together.  Different topics will be covered in each course.

Employment Law Boot Camp

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 2.0 Substantive, 1.0 Ethics

Date: April 28, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

Presented by: Jean E. Novak, Esquire

These seminars are basic level courses that provide great up-dates for in-house counsel, HR professionals, and general practice attorneys who counsel businesses.  Courses may be taken individually or together.  Different topics will be covered in each course.

Immigration, Healthcare and More

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 2.0 Substantive, 1.0 Ethics

Date: April 27, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

Presented by: Robert S. Whitehill, Esquire, Catherine V. Wadhwani, Esquire and William H. Maruca, Esquire

This seminar will cover immigration law in general and within a healthcare context. The seminar will begin with an overview of immigration basics.  Thereafter, the panel will discuss topics such as foreign physicians, HIPAA, patients travelling to the US for medical reasons, the effect of the recent Executive Order travel ban, and more.  The issue of dual representation will be covered.


Law Enforcement Seminars

Crime Scene Investigation

Date: May 15, 2017 through May 19, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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

There will also be a University Certificate in Applied Forensic Sciences awarded to those that complete this course. Possessing this certificate is a great aid when testifying in court, and demonstrates that you are trained and proficient in forensic sciences.

Each day of training will include a hands-on session in a different forensic discipline. All supplies will be provided.

The training will consist of five days:

  • Day One: Crime Scene Processing, scene approach, management, trace and impression evidence - Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
  • Day Two: Latent Prints, scene and lab processing - Wayne Reutzel, Certified Latent Print Examiner 30+ years experience
  • Day Three: Forensic Photography, equipment, techniques, digital imaging - Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
  • Day Four: DNA, Touch DNA, presumptive testing, collection - Sara Bitner, Allegheny Co ME's Serology Division
  • Day Five: Death Investigation, Accidental and Natural, Homicide - Cmdr Ron Freeman (ret), Pittsburgh Police Homicide 34 years

The entire week is just $395 and will be at the academy in North Park. A 10% discount is offered if an agency sends 3 or more people and 20% if 5 or more attend.