The Delaware State Bar Association offers a variety of seminars

for the continued professional development of its members

Every Tuesday in September 2014
Begins Tuesday, September 9 for a total of 4 sessions
The Nuts and Bolts of Work/Life Balance
4.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics (or 1.0 hour CLE credit per session)
Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE
The single most important asset in any law practice is you, the lawyer. Good health and work balance are essential to the lawyer and the law practice. Fitness to practice law means more than legal expertise. It also means those qualities of physical, mental, and psychological health that enable a lawyer to carry out the responsibilities owed to clients and to the legal profession. Join us for interactive sessions that will deal with real life, as well as the professional issues that lawyers and judges face. DSB09092014NUTS_
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
No-Exceptions Compliance Audits
2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE
Learn the requirements and best practices of maintaining a law firm’s books and records in compliance with the Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct. Get tips to prepare for, and have, a no exception compliance audit. This seminar is for attorneys, accountants, legal administrators, bookkeepers, and any legal professional who are involved in financial recordkeeping for an attorney. DSB09162014NO-EX
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Tuesday, September, 23, 2014
IP and the Corporate Lawyer
2.5 hours CLE credit including 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics
Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE
Webcast to Tunnell & Raysor, Georgetown, DE
For the joint venture or strategic alliance of jointly developed IP, do you collaborate together or go it alone? This seminar will provide the corporate lawyer with information on the various structures available and will cover the ethical implications involved in these transactions. What are your client’s motivations for collaboration? What are the consequences of failing to manage the process, or failing to monitor your collaboration partner? This seminar will provide a working knowledge of this important process. DSB09232014IP_AN
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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Supreme Court Review 2014: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels
3.3 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington DE
Webcast to Tunnell & Raysor, Georgetown, DE
Professor Alan E. Garfield, Distinguished Professor of Law at Widener Law, will discuss significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions and Beth H. Christman, Esquire, Patricia O. Vella, Esquire, and Nicole Marie Walker, Esquire, will talk about leading Delaware Supreme Court decisions. DSB09302014SUPRE
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Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Legal Standard for Civil Commitment: Updates, Procedures, and Ethical Issues
3.0 hours CLE credit for Delaware and Pennsylvania attorneys including 1.0 hour of Enhanced Ethics
Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington DE
Webcast to Tunnell & Raysor, Georgetown, DE
Respondents in civil involuntary commitment hearings are entitled to legal representation, even if they cannot afford counsel. However, civil involuntary commitment hearings can often be confusing for attorneys because they involve quick time frames, clients who may have compromised capacity, and specialized medical assessments. Additionally, Delaware recently completed an overhaul of its civil commitment law, making changes to the legal standard for civil commitment. This course is designed to give attorneys a working knowledge of civil commitment proceedings, with special emphasis on recent changes to the law, court procedures, working with individuals with mental health needs, and ethical issues, which may arise. DSB10092014LEGAL
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Monday, October 13, 2014
Stories Mediators Tell: From Rookie to Veteran, Exploring the Spectrum of Mediation
1.5 hours CLE credit
Buena Vista Conference Center, New Castle, DE
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Legislative Drafting Seminar
3.0 hours CLE credit
Delaware State Bar Association, Wilmington, DE
Webcast to Tunnell & Raysor, Georgetown, DE
This seminar will introduce you to the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual and will offer tips for drafting accurate, clear and uniform legislation. As The Honorable Felix Frankfurter, U.S. Supreme Court Justice, said, “To be sure, laws can measurably be improved with improvement in the mechanics of legislation, and the need for interpretation is usually in inverse ratio to the care and imagination of [drafters] . . ..” If you work on drafting legislation, comment on proposed legislation, or just need to know how legislation is composed, attend this seminar. DSB10142014LEGIS
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Office and Trial Practice 2014
6.8 hours CLE credit including 4.0 hours Enhanced Ethics
Chase Center on the Riverfront, Wilmington, DE
This year’s program features former Chief Justice of Rhode Island, Frank J. Williams, a noted Lincoln scholar, discussing “Lincoln – A Litigator and A Judge.” The morning program has our all-star speakers discussing Ethical Problems in Family Law, Taking Care of Your Client By Taking Care of Yourself, Rules for Practicing Lawyers to Follow, Cutting Edge Issues on Social Media Ethics, Practical Ethics in Representing Clients. Following Justice Williams is a panel on deposition practice, then Order in the Court: What Delaware Judges Want You to Know, with five prominent judges. DSB10292014OFFIC
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Friday, December 12, 2014
Family Law Update 2014
6.0 hours CLE credit
Christiana Hilton, Newark, DE
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