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.

Pitt Law Post Graduate Fellowship Matching Program

Many of our graduates are experiencing considerable career uncertainty as they prepare for the administration of online bar exams. For that reason, Pitt Law has developed a Post Graduate Fellowship Matching Program in which our recent graduates may work part-time up to ten (10) weeks at a host site while participating in concurrent CLE and leadership programming. We seek organization's participation as a host site, providing a Fellow with approximately 30 hours of work per week for a period of up to ten (10) weeks. Pitt Law will offer a stipend directly to each Fellow who has been matched with a host organization or law firm to compensate them for their time. This opportunity would place the Fellow in a position to find subsequent full-time work, while allowing attorneys to better serve clients with a growing need for legal help during this crisis.

The CLEs for the Post Graduate Fellowship Matching Program will occur in the eight weeks from Aug. 12 - Oct 14.

While not required, if your organization has the financial capacity to subsidize the cost of the stipend, the assistance would be welcome. Your contribution would be made directly to Pitt Law and applied to the Post Graduate Fellowship Matching Program. Any amount in support of the program would be deeply appreciated. To make a gift, click here

Aug. 12: Nuts & Bolts of First Year Lawyering

Thurs: Aug. 12: Nuts & Bolts of First Year Lawyering

Pitt Law alumni Lawrence Lebowitz (JD ‘87), Katie Jacobs (JD ‘09), Alex Lacey, Maria Salvatori (JD ‘15), and Eric Elliott of Dentons Cohen & Grigsby discuss the foundational skills essential to recent law school graduates from noon-1 p.m.

This program has been approved by PA CLE for 1 hour of Ethics Credit. There will be a fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to the Class of 2021 and those not seeking CLE credit.

Thurs., Aug. 19: Considerations of Equity and Inclusive Excellence

Join Professor Tomar Pierson-Brown, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusive Excellence, and Vincent Johnson, Director of the Equity and Inclusive Excellence, for a compelling conversation around approaching diversity from an equitable and inclusive mindset on Thurs., Aug. 19 from noon-1 p.m.

This program has been approved by PA CLE for 1 hour of Ethics Credit. There will be a fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law faculty and staff, the Class of 2021, and current Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff and those not seeking CLE credit. 

Thurs., Aug. 26: Health and Wellness: Finding Balance

Join Pitt Law alumna Aleksandra (Sasha) Phillips (JD '10) of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott, and the Hon. Nora Barry Fischer of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of PA, as they discuss strategies for maintaining health and wellness as a legal practitioner from noon-1 p.m.

This program has been approved by PA CLE for 1 hour of Ethics Credit. There will be a fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law faculty and staff, the Class of 2021, and current Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff and those not seeking CLE credit. 

Thurs., Sept. 2: Common Ethical Issues Faced by New Lawyers

Join Pitt Law alumni Jay Silberblatt (JD '80) and Tony Thompson (JD '06) as they discuss important ethical issues often faced by recently admitted attorneys from noon-1 p.m.

This program has been approved by PA CLE for 1 hour of Ethics Credit. There will be a fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law faculty and staff, the Class of 2021, and current Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff and those not seeking CLE credit. 

Thurs., Sept. 9: Concepts of Drafting Legal Documents

Join Pitt Law alumni Endia Vereen (JD '15) and Brandon Uram of Steptoe & Johnson PLLC as they address concepts of drafting commercial legal documents helpful to first-year attorneys from noon-1 p.m.

This program has been approved by PA CLE for 1 hour of Substantive Credit. There will be a fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law faculty and staff, the Class of 2021, and current Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff and those not seeking CLE credit. 

Thurs., Sept. 30: Pro Bono: How to Incorporate and Balance it in Your Career

Pitt Law alumnus Lawrence Gurrera (JD '09) and Mollie Rosenzweig will discuss how recently admitted attorneys can effectively incorporate pro bono practice into their career as part of their continuing professional development and commitment to serving the broader community.

This program has been approved by PA CLE for 1 hour of Substantive Credit. There will be a fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law faculty and staff, the Class of 2021, and current Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff and those not seeking CLE credit. .

Thurs., Oct. 7: Practical Guidance on Filing Motions and Navigating State and Federal Court Systems

Pitt Law alumni Taylor Gillan (JD '16) and Ben Gobel (JD '10) will provide practical, helpful tips on how to prepare and file motions while navigating state and federal court systems in Allegheny County will provide practical, helpfful tips on how to prepare and file motions while navigating state and federal court systems in Allegheny County. 

This program has been approved by PA CLE for 1 hour of Substantive Credit. There will be a fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law faculty and staff, the Class of 2021, and current Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff and those not seeking CLE credit. 

Register here.

Thurs., Oct. 14: What's "New" in Legal Employment?

Join Pitt Law alumnae Mariah McGrogan (JD '14) and Kareemah Mayer (JD '18) for. a discussion of basic employment law principles interspersed with examples of how these concepts might impact newly admitted attorneys.

This program has been approved by PA CLE for 1 hour of Substantive Credit. There will be a fee for processing CLE credit for this event. Attendance is free to Pitt Law faculty and staff, the Class of 2021, and current Pitt Law students, faculty, and staff and those not seeking CLE credit. 

Register here.