The Delaware State Bar Association offers a variety of seminars

for the continued professional development of its members.

 

FUNDAMENTALS SCHEDULE FOR 2017 (Registration forms will be available below, as they become available):

  • Fundamentals of Real Estate – February 15, 2017
  • Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure – March 15, 2017
  • Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration – April 18, 2017
  • Fundamentals of Law Practice Management and Technology – May 10, 2017
  • Fundamentals of Civil Litigation – June 1, 2017
  • Fundamentals of Family Law – TBA
  • Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations – TBA

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Treasure Islands: Demystifying Litigation and Asset Recovery in the Offshore World
2.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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There is a view held by some that when it comes to trying to recover money or assets from an offshore defendant or to enforcing a judgment against assets located in the offshore the risks and costs versus the ability to make a successful recovery make litigating in the offshore world prohibitive.  The purpose of this presentation is to dispel this myth. It will highlight how with a proper strategy in place a creditor or claimant can successfully bring claims, trace assets and enforce judgments in the offshore world, particularly the Cayman Islands and the British Virgin Islands. Reference can be made to examples in other jurisdictions including Bahamas, Bermuda and Turks & Caicos Islands if time permits / or in the course of any questions.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017
What I Wish I Learned in Law School About...Oral Argument
1.0 hour CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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This seminar is third in the series, “What I Wish I Learned in Law School About…” a well-regarded collection of seminars discussing topics which most young lawyers find vexing when they first start out. This particular seminar offers insight from a practitioner and judge on the art of making your argument translate from paper to podium. Previous seminars in the series included “What I Wish…Depositions” held on December 7, 2016 and “What I Wish…Annual Reviews” held on January 5, 2017 and are available to view on video through the DSBA.

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Friday, March 3, 2017
Women and the Law Section Retreat 2017 (Mar. 3 - 4, 2017)
8.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.3 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center
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Come learn, eat, network and celebrate at the 25th Annual Women and the Law Retreat. Register for one or both days of this highly-anticipated annual symposium on women's legal issues. Hotel and ground transportation options are available. Seminars include: DAY ONE: Who Run the World? Girls.; The Supreme Court of the Future: What Will Happen to Reproductive Rights and Sexual Equality?; Embracing Being Different: The Essence of an Authentic Lawyer, Leader, and Woman; How to Make it Rain; I'm Not Your "Baby"; It is Easier to Build Strong Children Than to Repair Broken Adults; When They Go Low, We Go High.; DAY TWO: Know Your Worth. Then, Add Tax.: TED Talk: Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are; Let Your Personality Be Your Profit and Not Your Punishment;

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Arbitration Training and Certification in Commercial Law 2017
2.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Attorneys who wish to be certified by DSBA as a Labor and Law Arbitrator should take this course, along with the General Arbitration Training course (offered February 8, 2016). Experienced arbitrators in these areas of law will provide attendees with wisdom and insight as to the best practices for handling an employment or labor law arbitration. Other specialty arbitration seminars will be Commercial Law Arbitration on March 7, 2017, and Personal Injury Arbitration on April 6, 2017.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017
The Elephant in the Room: The Positive (and Negative) Ways to Manage Lawyer Stress
5.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Delaware State Bar Association
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Over the last decades, the issue of mental illness, as well as physical fitness, in the legal profession worldwide has gained increasing attention. There is a growing awareness in different areas and branches of the profession of the significance of well-being and fitness to practice law. Experts will discuss problems and solutions within the legal profession. Keynote Speaker, Dr. James Walsh, Ph.D., LPCMH, will acquaint attendees with research in stress management as it relates to burnout and impairment. The typical signs and symptoms of burnout and impairment will be described. Mindfulness skills will be taught experientially and attendees will have access to mindfulness training tools that can be used to develop strong defenses against professional/executive stress and foster empowerment habits.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure 2017
0.0 hour CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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This fundamentals course is part of the required courses for new admittees to the Delaware Bar. Follow a criminal case from indictment to appeal, hearing from experienced attorneys in criminal matters. Topics will include pre-trial practice, trial practice, opening and closing arguments, sentencing, presentence investigations,mitigation, post-trial motions, Rule 61 motions, ethical issues, and candor to the court. Register now, Fundamental Courses fill up quickly.

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Thursday, March 16, 2017
Celebrating the Clover; Getting Pulled Over
2.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Unfortunately, certain holidays often result in higher rates of DUI arrests. Here’s a timely CLE to discuss the ins and outs of DUI law, court procedures from Superior Court, Family Court, CCP, JP Courts, and Alderman Courts, as well as case law, the first offender election, and ignition interlock devices.

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Friday, March 24, 2017
Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Conference 2017
5.0 hours CLE credit (includes 3.0 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, Rehoboth Beach, DE
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This program is designed and planned specifically for the solo and small firm practitioner. All programs, speakers, and vendors are addressing issues that directly affect the solo and small firm lawyer. This is the perfect opportunity to meet other solo and small firm practitioners from across the state who share similar issues. Learn, share, motivate, network, socialize and enjoy! Topics are: Your Mobile PHone, Software for Your Practice and Social Media Strategies; Planning for Setbacks and Disasters; Practicing, Parenting, and Your Home Life; Litigation Skills for the Small Firm Practitioner; the Necessity of Disability Insurance for the Small Firm Attorney; Best Practices for Financial Management; The Past Year with ODC; Negotiation Skills.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017
Arbitration Training and Certification in Personal Injury Law 2017
2.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Attorneys who wish to be certified by DSBA as a Personal Injury Law Arbitrator should take this course, along with the General Arbitration Training course (offered February 8, 2016). Experienced arbitrators in these areas of law will provide attendees with wisdom and insight as to the best practices for handling a personal injury law arbitration. Other specialty arbitration seminars included Labor and Employment Arbitration held on February 22, 2017 and Commercial Law Arbitration on March 7, 2017.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2017
0.0 hour CLE credit
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This seminar is scheduled for April 18, 2017. There is no set agenda or registration form yet available. This information has been added for your scheduling purposes only. When further information is available, a registration link will be activated.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Workers' Compensation 2017
6.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE
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This annual comprehensive seminar on Workers' Compensation issues features the following program highlights: Address from the Industrial Accident Board; Documenting the Undocumented Worker; Take Two and Call Me in the Morning - Prescription Claims; The Dearly Departed - Delaware's Death Benefit Statute; Keynote Address - the Art of Trial Advocacy; 2016-7 Case Law Review; Daubert, Motions in Limine and "Junk Science"; The Doctor Got it Wrong - Medical Opinion Mishaps; Head Cases: Medical Treatment Protocols for Concussion; Ethics of Trial Advocacy

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Fundamentals of Law Practice Management and Technology 2017
0.0 hour CLE credit
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This seminar is scheduled for May 10, 2017. There is no set agenda or registration form yet available. This information has been added for your scheduling purposes only. When further information is available, a registration link will be activated.

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Thursday, June 1, 2017
Fundamentals of Civil Litigation 2017
0.0 hour CLE credit
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This seminar is scheduled for June 1, 2017. There is no set agenda or registration form yet available. This information has been added for your scheduling purposes only. When further information is available, a registration link will be activated.

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