Professor Yochum earned his B.A. in 1974 from Carnegie Mellon and his J.D. in 1977 from Georgetown University. He trained as a tax lawyer, became a bankruptcy hobbyist, and now primarily toils over issues of professional responsibility. He has been the Chairman of the Law School’s Continuing Legal Education Committee (CLE) for more than a decade. Professor Yochum is a frequent lecturer for regional and national organizations, such as the Allegheny County Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and numerous other bar associations and accounting groups, including the regional Tri-State Bankruptcy Annual Symposium, the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees.