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, 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
6.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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This course, which is one of the seven Fundamentals courses offered by DSBA, focuses on the inner-workings of a law office and best practices for starting and maintaining a law practice, including the use of technology to further the mission of the lawyer/client relationship. Panelists will discuss Law Office Practice, Lawyer-Client Relations, Technology Issues, Avoiding a Disciplinary Complaint, Wellness and Life Balance.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017
What I Wish I Learned in Law School About...Jury Selection
1.0 hour CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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In this continuing series, “What I Wish I Learned in Law School About…,” speakers focus on the enigmatic process of selecting the right jury panel for a case. Join experienced practitioners discuss the ins and outs of preemptory challenges and challenges for cause, proper voir dire questions, and jury panel composition.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Appraisal: Before and After 2017
4.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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The law surrounding appraisal rights continues to develop in Delaware. Recent developments affect the merger process from the inception of any merger negotiation through an appraisal trial. Among other issues is concern for the sale process itself as the nature and quality of that process will affect the prospects that the court will rely on the merger price as the most reliable indicator of fair value. Boards must be attentive therefore to director and financial advisor conflicts and the manner in which bids are solicited and considered. Clients are arguably best served if transactional and litigation attorneys collaborate before any negotiations begin. A panel of seasoned professionals will identify how recent developments in the case law affect best practices for transactional and litigation attorneys in merger transactions where appraisal is a right and a potential remedy.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Money Stuffed Under the Mattress: A Discussion with the Principals of Sealy Mattress vs. Sealy 2017
3.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association
Dover - Kent County
Georgetown - Tunnell & Raysor
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Part of the “Anniversary Series” – a look back at great Corporate cases in Delaware history. It was a case of unfair dealing and undervalued stock. Join the plaintiff’s attorneys who fought for and won an injunction against directors who undervalued the Sealy stock as they attempted to buy out minority Delaware shareholders for a merger with an out-of-state corporation and hear from the defense attorneys who fought on behalf of the directors. An all-star panel, including former Justice Jack B. Jacobs (then, the Vice-Chancellor who granted the injunction) as they step you through the facts of Sealy Mattress vs. Sealy, Inc. 532 A.2d 1324 (1987) and concentrate on the issues of directors’ duty of fairness and valuation of stock, as well as remedies. It is an oft-cited case which has stood its ground for three decades.

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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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