The Delaware State Bar Association offers a variety of seminars

for the continued professional development of its members

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Is Delaware's Death Penalty Already Dead? A Review of Rauf v. State and the Delaware Statute
1.5 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Panelists will chronicle the narrative of the Rauf v. State case in which the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the state's death penalty statute is unconstitutional. Experienced defense lawyers Santino Ceccotti and Kevin O'Connell, former Chief Justice E. Norman Veasey, and former state Attorney General and current U.S. Attorney Charles Oberly, will join with moderator and former Superior Court judge Charles Toliver to discuss the ramifications of the Rauf decision, it's potential retroactive application, and its application to pending cases.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Rules of the Road: A Lawyer's Guide to DUI/DWI (New Castle County)
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Delaware State Bar Association
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This seminar will cover the basics of handling a DUI or DWI case, including interviewing the client, discovery, motions and trial. Learn from an attorney who has extensive experience and can provide real world narratives about this practice of law.  Whether you practice in a small or large firm, are new to this area of law or simply need a refresher to catch up on new procedures, this seminar is for you.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Public Speaking for Lawyers
3.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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One of the most important skills for lawyers is the ability to speak in public, whether it be a before a forum of hundreds or a conference room with only a handful of people present. It is expected that you, as an attorney, have the gift of rising from your seat and providing concise and relevant remarks. Such occasions arise in both your professional and personal lives. This course will provide you with the tools to conquer any public speaking environment, including firm presentations, large audience addresses, toasts and eulogies. Even if you never had the desire to become a trial lawyer, you still have occasions when you’re called upon to provide remarks and this course will prepare you for such events. Join John E. Savoth, Esquire, past Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and adjunct professor of public speaking at Widener University Delaware Law School as he teaches you how to prepare for your audience, practice your words, and control your body and voice to become a more effective speaker.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
® ™ (Trademark Basics)
1.5 hours CLE credit
Dover - Kent County
Delaware State Bar Association
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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This seminar discusses the importance of selecting a strong trademark that is both federally registrable and legally protected, but that is also usable and practical. The speaker will highlight issues to consider when choosing a mark such as avoiding an established trademark or potentially confusing marks. This seminar will also instruct attendees as to the importance of doing a thorough search and the potential grounds for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to refuse a registration. Further discussion will include topics such as potential trademark infringement litigation and avoiding scams from disreputable trademark service companies.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Rules of the Road: A Lawyer's Guide to DUI/DWI (Kent County)
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Dover - Kent County
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This seminar will cover the basics of handling a DUI or DWI case, including interviewing the client, discovery, motions and trial. Learn from an attorney who has extensive experience and can provide real world narratives about this practice of law.  Whether you practice in a small or large firm, are new to this area of law or simply need a refresher to catch up on new procedures, this seminar is for you.

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Supreme Court Review 2016: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels
3.3 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Distinguished panelists led by moderator, Justice Karen L. Valihura, discuss the past year's Delaware Supreme Court decisions, as well as relevant U.S. Supreme Court opinions. In addition, they will preview cases and issues likely to be decided in the upcoming year.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Rules of the Road: A Lawyer's Guide to DUI/DWI (Sussex County)
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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This seminar will cover the basics of handling a DUI or DWI case, including interviewing the client, discovery, motions and trial. Learn from an attorney who has extensive experience and can provide real world narratives about this practice of law.  Whether you practice in a small or large firm, are new to this area of law or simply need a refresher to catch up on new procedures, this seminar is for you.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Teddy Roosevelt for President 2016
3.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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This election year more than ever, the people are clamoring for an alternative to the two main party candidates, with mutterings of a third party alternative and a pining for the good old days of the past. Enter, Teddy Roosevelt, powerful and popular former president and father of the Progressive Party, offering us all an alternative to the drudgery of today’s political climate. DSBA is proud to present President Roosevelt to provide you with wit, wisdom and insight on the laws he implemented during his two administrations, from breaking up the big corporations to protecting the environment to protections for consumers and the working class. Do these issues sound familiar? Join actor and historian Peyton Dixon and U.S. Constitution scholar Donald Scarinci, Esquire as they bring you a lively discussion about Theodore Roosevelt, the laws enacted during his terms, and their relevance to today’s issues and problems.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Life Expectancy Set Asides and Reverse Mortgages
2.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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This seminar recaps the 2015 Reverse Mortgages seminar and covers relevant new changes related to Life Expectancy Set Asides (LESA). Discussion will center around all aspects of this type of home loan, including how FHA applies its formulas to various loans, which factors are used to determine mortgage interest costs, use of principal limits, financial assessments, and the residual income requirement. Reverse mortgage specialist, William Bagnell will take attendees through the various steps and paperwork necessary to secure the loans and will focus on the new laws surrounding the Life Expectancy Set Aside (LESA) which is now required in certain situations.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
The Court and the World: American Law and The New Global Realities: A Conversation with Justice Stephen Breyer
1.0 hour CLE credit
The Hotel duPont
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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will discuss topics from his book, "The Court and the World." Lunch will be served one hour prior to the seminar. Attendees will receive a copy of Justice Breyer's book which discusses the U.S. Supreme Court's decisions and how they relate to an increasingly interconnected world. From terrorism to international trade to the rise of social media, Justice Breyer discusses the Supreme Court's role in understanding and considering the ramifications of its decisions not just in America but in the global community.

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