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, 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.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Understanding Social Security Retirement 2019
1.0 hour CLE credit
Brown Bag Lunch and Learn - There are a variety of Social Security laws in place governing how Social Security Retirement and Survivor programs are run, how a person can qualify for benefits, and what those benefits can provide when retiring. This 1-hour course will explore these areas in detail and give tips and strategies to make you a more successful advocate. For those of you near retirement age, this information may be useful to you personally as well. Seminar will feature discussions on attorney's fees, taxes, benefits, death of a client, benefits, work after retirement, timing of claims, and beneficiaries.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Fundamentals of Family Law 2019
6.3 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This course, which is one of the seven Fundamentals courses offered by DSBA, focuses on the challenges and rewards of helping clients navigate through the various facets of family law. A comprehensive curriculum looks at the assessments lawyers must make in dealing with their clients, in working within the rules of ethics, and discussions of special topics of interest to family law practitioners such as custody and child support issues. Program Highlights include: Termination of Parental Rights/ Dependency/Neglect; Protection from Abuse and Domestic Violence; Ethics and Family Law; Guardianship; Child Support; Custody and Visitation; Divorce and Ancillary Matters; Juvenile Justice
Thursday, September 26, 2019
The Test of Time 2019: A 30-Year Lookback at Paramount Communicatinos, Inc. v. Time Inc.
3.0 hours CLE credit
Part of the DSBA “Anniversary Series,” this panel presents the recollections of key lawyers and one Justice of their participation in the landmark Paramount Communications, Inc. v. Time Inc. litigation 30 years ago in 1989. The panelists will review the key moments in the litigation, their hopes and concerns at the time about the merits of their respective cases, and their insights about major tactical decisions in the case. Finally, the group will comment on the impact of the litigation and the court opinions it generated, and whether those opinions have - yes, pun intended - stood the test of time. Program Highlights - the key players and factual developments in the Time/Warner/Paramount takeover battle; Framing the arguments in the case: Revlon, Unocal & Blasius; Looking back at the impact of the case on corporate law.
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