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Posted: Thursday Mar 22, 2012

March 22, 2012

Linda L. Kelly, Attorney General of Pennsylvania, will give a talk, “Challenges for Law Enforcement in the Next Decade,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 17 at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the campus of Saint Vincent College. Sponsored by the Saint Vincent College Criminology, Law, and Society Program, admission is free and open to the public.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Nominated in February 2011 by Governor Tom Corbett, who himself vacated the office upon his election, Ms. Kelly was unanimously confirmed by the Pennsylvania State Senate on May 23, 2011. She is the seventh Attorney General of Pennsylvania to hold the office since it became an elected position in 1980. She is not seeking re-election.

A native of Allegheny County, Ms. Kelly graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and the Duquesne University School of Law and began her legal career in the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office in 1975. From that post, she was recruited by the U.S. Attorney’s office. She spent 30 years as a federal prosecutor and senior litigation counsel with the U.S. Attorney’s Western Pennsylvania office in Pittsburgh. During that time, she twice served as acting U.S. Attorney in 1998 and again in 2001.

After the September 11, 2001 attacks, she worked as the anti-terrorism coordinator for the U.S. Attorney. For the past ten years, she has served both as senior litigation counsel and the office’s anti-terrorism liaison.

Further information is available by contacting Sandra Frye at 724 805-2670 or Sandra.frye@email.stvincent.edu.


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