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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 Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Legal Profession

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Ethics

Date: August 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Presented by: Casey P. Mullen, Esquire

Seminar content will address substance abuse/addiction within the legal community as delivered from an attorney's personal perspective.

Dealing with the Practical and Emotional Issues of Estate Planning

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Substantive

Date: August 30, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

Presented by: Rebecca A. Bowman, Esquire

This intermediate-level seminar will assist practitioners to be more effective in dealing with all the estate planning issues that serve as barriers to actually getting the tasks completed.

Domestic Violence and the Law in Pennsylvania

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Substantive

Date: August 31, 2017 - 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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

Presented by: Kristin A. Clingerman, Assistant District Attorney, Washington County, PA

This seminar will address current status of the law and related issues regarding domestic violence in Pennsylvania.

Ethics Roundup with Professor Mark Yochum

Seminar Credits: PACLE Approved: 3.0 Ethics

Date: August 31, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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

Presented by: Professor Mark Yochum, Duquesne University School of Law

Topics presented to include technology and professional ethics plus positional conflicts and pro-bono activity.


Law Enforcement Seminars

Crime Scene Investigation

Date: September 11, 2017 through September 15, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Seminar Location: Upper Darby, location specifics TBD

Presented by: Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Township Police

This course is approved by The IAI to satisfy training requirements for initial or continuing education in Crime Scene certifications.

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
  • Day Two: Latent Prints, scene and lab processing
  • Day Three: Forensic Photography, equipment, techniques, digital imaging
  • Day Four: DNA, Touch DNA, presumptive testing, collection
  • Day Five: Death Investigation, Accidental and Natural, Homicide

*** A discount of $100 will be applied to the first 15 Delaware County Police Officers who are registered and paid for this course.

Criminal Investigations

Date: October 9, 2017 through October 13, 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 Criminal Investigations awarded to those that complete this course. Possessing this certificate is a great resume builder and aids when testifying in court, and demonstrates that you are trained in criminal investigations.

MPOETC approved

The training will consist of five days, and the following topics will be covered:

  • Computer and High Tech Crimes - Special Agent Gregg Frankhouser, FBI - Pittsburgh
    • Cell and smartphones
    • Dealing with computers
    • Digital evidence
  • Crimes against Persons
  • Sex Assault Investigations - Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
    • Rape
    • Child sex assaults
    • Special victims
    • Victim advocates/SANE
  • Open Source and Advanced Investigative Techniques
    • Using technology in Investigations
    • Facebook
    • Advanced Google searches
    • Searching other social media
    • Geotracking
    • Apps and privacy apps
    • Phone and victim phones
  • Death Investigations - Commander Ron Freeman
    • Homicide
    • Natural Death
    • Medico-legal death investigations
  • Forensics - Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
    • Crime scene processing
    • Available resources
  • Interview and Interrogation - Commander Ron Freeman and Chief Dennis Logan, Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.)
    • An entire day is spent on this topic
  • Search Warrants - Dan Konieczka, Esquire
    • Search Warrant Construction
    • Affidavit of Probable Cause
    • Current Case Law
  • Trial Preparation -  Deputy District Attorney Rob Schupansky
    • Trial
    • Testifying
    • Working with your DA
    • Working with defense attorneys

Trial Roundtable:
Judge Cashman, Court of Common Pleas; Michael Machen, Criminal Defense Attorney and Rob Schupansky, Deputy District Attorney

Media Relations:
Det. Brian Kohlhepp

Lecturers:

  • Judge David Cashman,
    • Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
  • Commander Ron Freeman,
    • Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.)
  • Chief Dennis Logan,
    • Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.),
    • Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office
  • Deputy District Attorney Rob Schupansky
    • Crimes Persons, Child Abuse, and Homicide Units
    • 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
    • Practicing Criminal Defense Attorney for 29 years and former Chief Public Defender of Allegheny County
  • Dan Konieczka, Esquire
    • Former Deputy District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office

Lecturer and Program Coordinator:
Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police