Monthly Archives: August 2013

DSBA Mentoring Program

The DSBA Mentoring Program is designed to match newly admitted Delaware attorneys and those Delaware attorneys who have been practicing for less than three years who choose to participate with more experienced members of the Delaware Bar in their substantive area of practice or some other area of interest where the requesting mentee desires mentoring.

To volunteer to become a mentor, you must:

be an active member of the Delaware Bar.
have a minimum of five years of experience.
have read the Principles of Professionalism for Delaware Lawyers and The Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct and agree to promote and foster the ideals of Professional courtesy, conduct, and cooperation during your practice and encourage and remind your mentee to familiarize himself or herself with and adhere to the Principles of Professionalism for Delaware Lawyers and The Delaware Lawyers Rules of Professional Conduct.
have not been subject to any disciplinary sanctions.

Click here for the volunteer form.

If you are a new or recently admitted attorney and you would like to apply for a mentor, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Rina Marks at rmarks@dsba.org or 302-658-5279.

Voluntary Good Practices Guidelines

Voluntary Good Practices Guidance to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
The Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and
Terrorist Financing (the “Voluntary Guidance”) has been developed by the ABA Task Force on Gatekeeper
Regulation in the Profession, working with other state and local bar associations, including with members of
the Delaware State Bar Association, and specialty bar organizations. The genesis of the work of the ABA
Task Force was a serious concern that mandatory gatekeeper requirements being promoted through federal
legislation and potential regulations would significantly affect confidential attorney/client relationships and
privilege. The Delaware State Bar Association supports this initiative and the Voluntary Guidance. Below
are links to two publications from the ABA Task Force for more information.

Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

FAQs on the Gatekeeper Initiative and Voluntary Good Practices Guidance

The DSBA has endorsed the Voluntary Good Guidance and has embarked on a series of efforts to promote it
to all Delaware attorneys. We take seriously these efforts to help combat criminal activity in ways that are
consistent with our duties to our clients, the courts and the profession.