Upcoming Seminars

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

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Opioid Epidemic and the Law 2018
3.0 hours CLE credit
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With changes in medical standards of care regarding pain management, there has been a significant increase in the amount of opiate prescriptions and, consequently, a remarkable increase in opiate-related overdoses and death. Families are beginning to hold doctors legally accountable for the opiate-related deaths of their loved ones. What developments should lawyers be aware of and what are the potential legal impacts of these developments?

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Friday, September 28, 2018
Supreme Court Review 2018: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels
3.0 hours CLE credit
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Program Highlights: Delaware Supreme Court decisions on Corporate Law, Criminal Law and Family Law; 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Cases and Upcoming Cases; Important Constitutional Law Issues.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Income Tax Withholding for Non-Residents in Real Estate Transactions/Revised Form 5403 (2018)
1.0 hour CLE credit
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Recent legislation requires non-resident sellers of Delaware real estate to report capital gains realized on the sale of real estate and to submit estimated state income tax on such gains. A non resident seller under this legislation includes not only individuals or corporations not incorporated in Delaware, but also non-resident pass-through entities (such as LLCs) that have one or more non-resident members. Come learn more about this significant and technical change with experts in property law and the changes from the Division of Revenue.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Recent Developments and Legislative Changes in Commercial Law 2018
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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This seminar will provide an overview of the current hot topics in Delaware commercial and entity law. The program will begin with a discussion of important developments in unclaimed property law, including the recent adoption of a new unclaimed property act in Delaware, and changes being made to the Delaware unclaimed property program. The program will then focus on how blockchain technology and smart contracts may impact commercial lawyers now and in the future. The program will end with discussions on significant changes and case law involving Delaware corporations and Delaware alternative entities, including limited liability companies and limited partnerships.

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Friday, October 12, 2018
CLE on Tap 2018
2.0 hours CLE credit
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For the first time, DSBA will offer a CLE course that takes place on the ride to and from Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, Delaware. This course will be presented by Adam L. Balick, Esquire of Balick & Balick, LLC. Adam Balick represents clients in all three of the firm’s principal practice areas: health law, commercial litigation, and alcoholic beverage licensing. As the former Chair of Delaware’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission, Mr. Balick oversees the firm’s liquor licensing practice, representing liquor suppliers, wholesalers and retailers, including national restaurant chains, in connection with procuring and maintaining Delaware liquor licenses. The first hour will take place on the bus that will leave the Chase Center on the Riverfront (free parking available). This will be followed by a tour and lunch at Dogfish Head Brewery. The second hour of CLE will take place on the return trip.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Wellbeing and Physical Fitness (Behind the Cool Image 2018 Workshop 2)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. This workshop will focus on embracing physical exercise and how to fit it into daily routines despite a busy legal career.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2018
6.0 hours CLE credit
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This course is one of the seven Fundamentals courses which new bar members must take to comply with their Continuing Legal Education Commission requirements. Attendees will learn from experienced practitioners about the basics of estate planning and estate administration. This engaging and interactive program is designed to equip those new to the practice area with the tools needed to succeed and is full of practical tips. You will even get to see a case study to demonstrate the sorts of things you will need to know to practice in this area.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session III - Trial Presentation, Witnesses, Opening Statements & Technology
3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The third session is on Pretrial Actions such as the filing of motions to dismiss or 12b6 motions, depositions, experts, pretrial stipulations, privilege logs and an attorney's obligation to review discovery with an ethical focus on proponent and recipient privilege logs. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session IV - Expert Witnesses, Research & Daubert
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The fourth session is on Expert Witnesses and finding the right expert for your case, what research you should conduct, and how you should conduct direct or cross examination, as well as considerations about Daubert motions and live or video testimony. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session V - The Client as a Witness
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The fifth session is on Addressing the Distinct issues that come with preparing your client and calling your client as a witness. There will be an ethical focus on the duty of candor to the court with regard to the client's testimony. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Meditation for Lawyers, the Ultimate Relaxation Response (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 3)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. Always popular and also back by popular demand, Dr. Jim Walsh will discuss and show us where the mind goes, our energies follow – Meditation Training for Lawyers.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
The Role of the Ad Litem Attorney in Chancery Court Guardianships 2018
3.8 hours CLE credit
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Topics: Overview of the Guardianship Process-The Role of the Attorney ad Litem (AAL)-New Chancery Rules Affecting Guardianships-Supported Decision Making-Contested Proceedings-A View from the Bench: The Masters' Perspective on the Role of the AAL and Contested Guardianship matters in Chancery Court

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session VI - Jury Instructions, Closing Arguments and Wrapping Up
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The sixth session is on Pretrial Actions such as the filing of motions to dismiss or 12b6 motions, depositions, experts, pretrial stipulations, privilege logs and an attorney's obligation to review discovery with an ethical focus on proponent and recipient privilege logs. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Rational Thinking or How to Challenge Your Flawed Thoughts (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 4)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. Resilience thrives on positive thoughts not negative. Learn tips and skills for overcoming toxic thinking.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Yin Yang: Assertiveness and Anger Management for Lawyers (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 5)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. Learn how to be assertive without being aggressive.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Wellbeing Through Time Management for Lawyers (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 6)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. Well-known Virginia attorney Daniel Robey will show us how to achieve less stress through time management.

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