COVID-19 Response

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The Barco Law Library is open during regular library hours for Pitt Law faculty and students only.  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are not open to Pitt users outside of Pitt Law; and we are not open to the public.

Live CLE Events

To mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Pitt Law is offering CLE programs via live distance learning events and our video archive.  The PA CLE Board has authorized attorneys to complete all 12 of the 2020 CLE requirement through participation in approved online programs.  

Effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 the CLE Board adopted a temporary policy to recognize live online programming by accredited distance learning providers as live (non-capped) credit towards lawyers' CLE requirement. Should you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact the PA CLE Board at (717) 231-3250 or via email at pacleb@pacle.org.


Click on the title to be taken to the registration page for the following events. All times are Eastern Standard Time

Date/Time Program CLE Information
Thurs., Nov. 4 The American College of Bankruptcy and Pitt Law host After the Pandemic, presented by Troutman Pepper, an opportunity to hear from leading judges, professors, and practitioners on how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting large and small businesses, consumers and the economy. The program will be in-person in the Teplitz Memorial Moot Courtroom and via Zoom. Register here. This program has been approved by PACLE for 3 hours of Substantive Credit. There will be a $30 processing fee. The program is free to attorneys seeking CLE credit in states other than PA and to all Pitt faculty, students, and staff, and those not seeking CLE credit. 
Thurs, Oct. 21 at 5:00 PM RELIGIOUS PLURALISM, VACCINE RESISTANCE, AND CIVIC DISCOURSE presented by the Center for Bioethics & Health Law
Professor Robert Audi, John A. O'Brien. Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will address three problems. The first is how democratic societies should accommodate religious convictions in determining healthcare policies in a political framework that separates church and state. The second is how to approach certain issues concerning vaccine resistance and the abortion issue pertaining to the use of fetal cell lines in vaccine development and production, particularly in the light of conflicting rights that complicate resolution. The third issue is how to lower the temperature of public discourse, particularly in relation to “heated” topics: how might we enhance civility and mutual understanding, both in and outside government, in determining laws and public policies? These issues will be clarified in relation to an ethical framework for determining appropriate accommodations of religion in democratic societies. Register here. Attendees not affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh are invited to attend remotely via Zoom.
This program has been approved by PACLE for 1.5 hours of Substantive Credit. There will be a $30 processing fee. The program is free to attorneys seeking CLE credit in states other than PA and to all Pitt faculty, students, and staff, and those not seeking CLE credit.