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, March 28, 2017
Labor and Employment Update 2017
4.8 hours CLE credit (includes 1.5 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
Delaware State Bar Association
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Evidentiary and Trial Practice in Employment Litigation; The Intersection Among the Americans With Disabilities Act as Amended, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and their Delaware State Corollaries; Hostile Work Environments and Constructive Discharge Thresholds; E-Discovery and Employment Litigation; Employment and Labor Ethics Update; Federal and State Legislative and Case Law Updates 215

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Superior Court Mediation Training at the DSBA
18.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Delaware State Bar Association
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LIMITED TO 30 REGISTRANTS - This year, the Superior Court will conduct its annual Mediators’ Training Program through the DSBA. If you are interested in mediating civil cases for Superior Court, you must complete this training. The Court has also adopted a recertification plan where your mediation certification through the Court will need a refresher course after 7 years. Mediation is often considered the most effective method of alternative dispute resolution. This will be your opportunity to be added to the list of certified mediators by DSBA and the Superior Court. Registrants for this training will receive instruction in all aspects of mediation including acting as a neutral, confidentiality, mediation ethics, crafting and writing agreements, and much more. Upon completion of the training, each registrant will have the opportunity to assist in settling five cases for the Superior Court as part of an annual “settlement week.” This training will include general mediation techniques and methods, but will also focus on cases and issues which are particular to mediation in Superior Court including, but not limited to, workers’ compensation issues, boardable expenses, insurance issues, and liens. Note: Registrants must commit to all three days of training. Due to the nature of mediation training, we will not be able to provide a video for missed days and to be certified, one must take the full three-day training and complete the five mediations for Superior Court.

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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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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Game of Drones, Autonomous Vehicles and Other Connected Devices
2.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Delaware State Bar Association
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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A panel of experts explores the brave new world of “thinking” machines and its implications on ethics, criminal law, civil litigation, hacking and privacy. The first segment, “Game of Drones, A Song of Eyes and Fear” looks at drone technology, risk management, authorization for use of drones for governmental bodies, and the emerging legal issues resulting from use of drones. The second segment, "Cell Phones and Social Media Evidentiary Issues" looks at the implications of cell phones and social media. “License, Registration and Software Update History,” focuses on autonomous (self-driving) cars and their impact on the legal profession, whether it be the reduction of insurance claims, or the increase of potential litigation. “My Refrigerator Stole My Identity” focuses on the increasing number of home appliances and gadgets which store personal information and can be vulnerable to cybersecurity issues. Panelists will also look at litigation issues related to such hacks. Finally, "What the Camera Sees" will explore the evidentiary issues related to body cameras, ATMs, automobiles, etc.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2017
6.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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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 mock client interviews to demonstrate the sorts of things you will need to know to practice in this area.

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Short Topics in Real Estate 2017
3.8 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Hear from experienced real estate attorneys on current trends in environmental law, property rights and title insurance claims, as well as an update on the newest Delaware cases affecting real estate law and an ethics update. Sessions include: Delaware Case Law Update; Environmental Law Update; Current Trends in Ethics; Delaware Property Rights Case Law Update; Current Trends in Title Insurance Claims. After the seminar, enjoy a social gathering at Cocina Lolo.

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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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Thursday, May 4, 2017
Elder Law Basics 2017
6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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This program will focus on the important topics which affect representation of elderly clients including: reverse mortgages; elder abuse, fraud, & scams targeting seniors; Medicaid/Medicare; Supported Decision Maker Act and DMOST; guardianships; power of attorney/advanced health care directive; ethics-diminished capacity of clients; DMV loss of licensure; long-term care insurance.

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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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