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

Thursday, September 7, 2017
Movie Night at DSBA 2017 - And Never Let Her Go
1.0 hour CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
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Perhaps no criminal case captured the attention of Delawareans like the State vs. Thomas J. Capano. This real-life drama had all the elements of a sensational story: a prominent wealthy and connected attorney, the Governor’s secretary and murder victim, a Federal prosecutor bent on solving this case and proving something without tangible evidence, and a “dream” defense team of respected attorneys. Now, nearly 20 years since this trial covered the front pages of the news and kept us all in suspense as the verdict was read, DSBA brings you “And Never Let Her Go,” a movie adapted from Ann Rule’s novel about the Capano case and the disappearance and murder of Anne Marie Fahey. Following the movie, all of the principals from this significant Delaware case will be on hand to give insight into how the case was prosecuted and defended and the rulings that were handed down. Join former judge William Swain Lee who rendered the initial sentence, Colm F. Connolly, the Federal Prosecutor sent by President Clinton to assist in the investigation, and two of Capano’s defense team, Eugene J. Maurer and Charlie M. Oberly. Come remember or learn anew about one of Delaware’s most important cases.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The First Amendment and Lawyer Advertising and Marketing 2017
2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Since the landmark 1977 Supreme Court decision in Bates v. State Bar of Arizona, the law governing ethical regulation of lawyer advertising and marketing has been an amalgam of state bar regulation, often informed by the ABA Model Rules, and evolving First Amendment doctrines governing commercial speech. Since Bates, the Supreme Court has decided over 30 commercial speech cases, including a large number of cases involving lawyer advertising and advertising in other professions. In addition, an emerging and related body of First Amendment law, the “professional speech doctrine,” now often intersects with regulation of more traditional forms of lawyer advertising and marketing. Changes in marketing brought on by the Internet and Social Media have added yet more complexity to the mix. This CLE program will examine regulation of lawyer advertising and marketing in Delaware and across the nation, against the backdrop of judicial decisions testing the limits of regulatory power against evolving First Amendment commercial speech doctrines.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Delaware Corporate Law Anniversary Symposium 2017
9.5 hours CLE credit
The Hotel duPont
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Celebrating the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the Delaware Court of Chancery Constitution of 1792 Adopted June 12, 1792; The 50th anniversary of the 1967 general revision of the Delaware General Corporation Law July 3, 1967; The 25th anniversary of the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act July 22, 1992

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Friday, September 29, 2017
Supreme Court Review 2017: 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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This annual CLE features a review of the U.S. Supreme Court and Delaware Supreme Court decisions in the past year and those upcoming cases which might affect the law. Practitioners will discuss corporate, criminal and family law cases from 2016 and 2017. Additionally, attendees will participate as Supreme Court Justices in a Moot Court Argument of the impending Supreme Court argument on President Trump’s Executive Order Restricting Immigration. Attendees will question the advocates for each side, both played by Dean Rod Smolla, and then deliberate and decide the outcome of the litigation. The case poses profound questions regarding Separation of Powers, Deference to the Executive on Matters Involving Foreign Policy and National Security, the Religion Clauses, and Due Process of Law.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Superior Court Mediation Training at the DSBA - A 6-Hour Refresher Seminar 2017
6.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
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Being an effective mediator means being an effective communicator. Did you know that an effective communicator asks three times as many questions as an average communicator? Based on observational research, an effective mediator searches for common ground twice as much as an average mediator. Effective communication skills of a mediator promote an excellent mediation process and mediation agreements. This seminar will assist mediators to comply with Superior Court's administrative directive requiring mediators hone their skills every seven years. Anyone who has already received the initial training either with the Court or through the DSBA may take this course to renew their certification with the Court.

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