The Delaware State Bar Association offers a variety of seminars

for the continued professional development of its members

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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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Best Practices for Pro Bono Programs at Law Firms and Corporate Law Departments
1.5 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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The term “pro bono” means “for the public good.” But for lawyers, this is more than just volunteerism; it is a means to give of one’s legal skills to benefit both the community and the profession. This seminar will instruct attendees in the best practices of how to partner with clients and other law firms, discuss economic considerations, and will tap into the genuine motivation to better the world in which we practice. There will be discussions about special challenges facing those who practice in smaller firms, Kent and Sussex Counties, and the Department of Justice. This course is for all lawyers, whether in practice by themselves or as part of a firm or corporation and will provide basic instruction as to how to become a part of the Delaware legal community’s tradition of giving back.

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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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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Revlon at 30: Is There Still Poison in the Pill?
3.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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For the past 30 years, every law student studying Corporations has learned about Delaware’s imposition of Revlon duties, which refers to the fiduciary duties of directors to the shareholders during a hostile takeover of a corporation. A distinguished panel looks back on the Revlon v. MacAndrews case and puts it in context to corporation law in 1986 and considers whether Revlon remains as relevant today as it was the Delaware Supreme Court first issued this landmark decision. Attendees will hear from several prominent corporate attorneys, as well as a leading academic on corporation law. Andrew G.T. Moore, the former Delaware Supreme Court Justice who wrote this notable opinion, will be joined by two attorneys (one appellant, one appellee) who argued before him thirty years ago.

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Office and Trial Practice 2016
7.0 hours CLE credit (includes 3.0 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE
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The Office and Trial Practice Forum is an annual CLE offering focusing on practical and ethical topics which assist practitioners in the various duties of their firm or office. The featured speaker, Dean Strang, is a Wisconsin criminal attorney whose representation of accused murderer, Steven Avery, resulted in his client's conviction being overturned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mr. Strang's discussion of systemic injustice is accompanied by other discussions by distinguished speakers on the status of the death penalty in Delaware, professionalism, disability law, and authenticity in the workplace.

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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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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Serving Those Who Serve
3.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
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Our men and women in uniform protect the interests of the community and the nation in an ever-increasing dangerous world. This seminar seeks to educate those who represent members of the armed forces and National Guard in the areas of law which affect their clients the most and provides them with concrete plans for effective representation of veterans in multiple areas of law. Attendees will learn about global health issues; insurance and benefits; suicide, addiction and other personal crises; Veteran’s Court; and pro bono opportunities, as well.

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