The Women and the Law Section and the Delaware State Bar Association founded the Roxana C. Arsht Fellowship to encourage law students, recent law school graduates and attorneys newly admitted to the Delaware Bar to pursue careers in the non-profit sector in Delaware. The Fellowship offers financial assistance for three years to each recipient selected. Applicants must be within three years of law school graduation and working with a non-profit organization that provides legal services that benefit the Delaware community, underrepresented groups, or indigent persons in Delaware. An applicant’s annual salary may not exceed $55,000. For the year 2015, the Fellowship Committee will accept applications from February 1 through March 1, 2015. Click here for more information and an application.
To order the 2015 Delaware Legal Directory, your resource for information about attorneys, law firms, and the practice of law in Delaware and available January 2015, please click here and complete the order form.
The next issue of the Delaware Law Review is now available. Please click here to view the full issue.
Click here to access the complete document, “Report of Independent Counsel on Investigation of Violations of Delaware Campaign Finance and Related State Laws”
The DSBA Mentoring Program is designed to match newly admitted Delaware attorneys and those Delaware attorneys who have been practicing for less than three years who choose to participate with more experienced members of the Delaware Bar in their substantive area of practice or some other area of interest where the requesting mentee desires mentoring.
To volunteer to become a mentor, you must:
be an active member of the Delaware Bar.
have a minimum of five years of experience.
have read the Principles of Professionalism for Delaware Lawyers and The Delaware Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct and agree to promote and foster the ideals of Professional courtesy, conduct, and cooperation during your practice and encourage and remind your mentee to familiarize himself or herself with and adhere to the Principles of Professionalism for Delaware Lawyers and The Delaware Lawyers Rules of Professional Conduct.
have not been subject to any disciplinary sanctions.
Click here for the volunteer form.
If you are a new or recently admitted attorney and you would like to apply for a mentor, click here.
If you have any questions, please contact Rina Marks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 302-658-5279.
Voluntary Good Practices Guidance to Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
The Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and
Terrorist Financing (the “Voluntary Guidance”) has been developed by the ABA Task Force on Gatekeeper
Regulation in the Profession, working with other state and local bar associations, including with members of
the Delaware State Bar Association, and specialty bar organizations. The genesis of the work of the ABA
Task Force was a serious concern that mandatory gatekeeper requirements being promoted through federal
legislation and potential regulations would significantly affect confidential attorney/client relationships and
privilege. The Delaware State Bar Association supports this initiative and the Voluntary Guidance. Below
are links to two publications from the ABA Task Force for more information.
Voluntary Good Practices Guidance for Lawyers to Detect and Combat Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing
FAQs on the Gatekeeper Initiative and Voluntary Good Practices Guidance
The DSBA has endorsed the Voluntary Good Guidance and has embarked on a series of efforts to promote it
to all Delaware attorneys. We take seriously these efforts to help combat criminal activity in ways that are
consistent with our duties to our clients, the courts and the profession.
Final Report of Survey of DSBA Members To Assess the Presence of Conditions that Hinder Their Practice of Law
Click here to access the DSBA Disabilities Survey Report conducted on behalf of the Delaware State Bar Association by the Center for Community Research and Service in the School of Public Policy and Administration of the University of Delaware.
DSBA Members: Put the DSBA Bar Journal in the palm of your hand!
Available for Android and coming soon for iPhone and iPad. It’s free to download and use.
The Journal of the Delaware State Bar Association app allows you to view current and past issues going back to 2009 on your Android device*.
* Requires PDF viewer (Available on the App Store).
To download the app, visit http://m.dsbaj.hsysi.com on your smart phone’s browser or you may vidis the Android App store to download the app to your phone.