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
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Movie Night at DSBA - My Cousin Vinny
1.0 hour CLE credit
With nearly a full hour of trial on film, My Cousin Vinny is a favorite of law professors, but it’s also a wonderful comedy and was a big box office hit. Director Jonathan Lynn has a law degree from Cambridge and he took his background and made a great film even better. My Cousin Vinny is a film that stands up, from the classroom to the Supreme Court. Hey, you might even learn something! About the CLE: Our panelists will talk about wrongful convictions and their impact on policy, the system, the wrongfully convicted and our ability to prevent future injustice. An overall wrongful conviction estimate of a half percent extrapolates to about 5,000 wrongful felony convictions and the imprisonment of more than 2,000 innocent persons in the United States every year. The DOJ has initiated an Actual Innocence Project, designed to ensure that there are no persons serving time in Delaware correctional facilities who have evidence that establishes their innocence. In the movie My Cousin Vinny, two innocent college students on their way to school have been charged with the murder of a convenience store owner. The circumstantial evidence looks damning, but the worst thing they have going against them is their lawyer’s sweeping lack of legal experience. A wrongful conviction means that people may have been convicted without full access to justice. Providing that access means ensuring that people who have committed crimes are appropriately punished, and it means ensuring that people who have not committed crimes are not punished. We will discuss the assurance that we are fulfilling that responsibility. Justice means that consideration of information from those who are in possession of physical, scientific, or documentary evidence suggesting no criminal wrongdoing. This may include forensic evidence, audio or video evidence, electronic evidence such as e-mail or phone records, or other physical evidence.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Short Topics in Real Estate - 2019
3.8 hours CLE credit
This year's fantastic program includes: Introduction to the Delaware Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act DUCIOA) Ombudsman’s Office; Primer on Obtaining Property Tax Exemptions for Charitable, Educational, or Religious Organizations; Delaware Property Rights Update; Real Estate issues in Bankruptcy and Insolvency;Delaware Case Law Update; Current Trends in Title Insurance Claims ... Following the seminar, there will be a social gathering at Bardea Food & Drink located at 620 N. Market Street.
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Property Reassessment in Delaware 2019
3.0 hours CLE credit
This is the first course in the "Past is Prologue Series" brought to you by the Senior Lawyers Section of the DSBA. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Statutory and Constitutional Provisions on Reassessment; The History of Reassessment Efforts in Delaware; Review Materials from the Assessment Practice Review Committee of the Dept. of Finance from 1994-1995; The Substitute Bill and Reasons for It; The Process of Reassessment of an Entire State; Perspective on the Reassessment Process, Background Information, and Review of Newspaper Articles etc. from 1994-1995; The Appraiser’s Role in Assessment Appeals; How to Challenge a Property’s Tax Assessment – Process, Pointers, Pitfalls
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Workers' Compensation 2019
6.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This annual seminar on Workers' Compensation issues will focus on the following issues/presentations: Address from the Industrial Accident Board; Continuances: Why, How, and When to Request Them; “It’s in There”: The Did-you-Knows? of the Workers Compensation Act; Pharmaceutical Philosophies; Keynote Address: The Art of Statutory Interpretation; Case Law Update; Occupational Disease; The Magic of Mediation; Idiopathic Idiosyncrasies; Ethical Issues of Discovery.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary (TGNCNB) Cultural Competency and Beyond 2019
1.5 hours CLE credit
Recently, perhaps no other social issue has been on the minds of so many than transgender issues. The objectives of this seminar include increasing awareness of TGNCNB issues, reducing implicit biases and stereotypes, identifying vocabulary and scenarios, learning how to "make mistakes", correct and grow from them, and empowering attendees to confidently address TGNCNB communities in court and beyond. Learn more about pronouns, honorifics, gender identity vs. gender expression, what genderqueer and genderfluid means, and how to be an ally and much much more!
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Superior Court Mediation Training at the DSBA - A 6-Hour Refresher Seminar 2019
6.0 hours CLE credit
Attention: Mediators - Your certification with Superior Court may be ending soon! No problems. Here's a way to get it renewed painlessly and relatively quickly. 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. TOPICS: Identify surface and underlying situational issues; Practice various techniques and strategies in mediation; Implement flexible approaches to critical thinking and summarizing skills; Determine your communication style and how it can be effectively used in mediation; Improve your basic interpersonal skills of listening, testing, understanding and questioning; Develop and apply persuasion skills; Analyze your approach to behavior labeling and argument dilution.
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