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
Thursday, January 30, 2020
The Irishman: Separating Fact from Fiction 2020
2.0 hours CLE credit
Martin Scorsese's The Irishman tells the true story of mob hitman and World War II veteran Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran. The film follows Sheeran in his later years of life as he reflects on the events that defined his career as a notorious hitman, particularly the role he played in the disappearance of labor leader and his longtime friend Jimmy Hoffa. The film also looks back at Sheeran's involvement with the Bufalino crime family. - Bufalino had introduced Sheeran to Teamsters International President Jimmy Hoffa. Hoffa, who became a close friend, allegedly used Sheeran for muscle, including the assassination of recalcitrant union members and members of rival unions threatening the Teamsters' turf. According to Sheeran, the first conversation he had with Hoffa was over the phone, where Hoffa started by saying, "I heard you paint houses" — a mob code meaning: I heard you kill people, the "paint" being the blood that splatters when bullets are fired into a body. Sheeran later became acting president of Local 326 of the Teamsters Union in Wilmington, Delaware. - In 1972, Sheeran had been charged for murder in the 1967 death of Robert DeGeorge, who was killed in a shootout in front of Local 107 headquarters, however, the case was dismissed on the grounds that Sheeran had been denied a speedy trial. He was also alleged to have conspired to murder Francis J. Marino in 1976, a Philadelphia labor organizer, and Frederick John Gawronski, killed the same year in a tavern in New Castle, Delaware. The Irishman is based on homicide investigator, prosecutor and eventually, Chief Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware, Charles Brandt's 2004 book I Heard You Paint Houses. - This seminar will describe the background of the principals in the movie, the reasons and occasion for Delaware’s participation in the conviction of the Irishman, the decisions, experiences and occurrences that led up to and followed the trial of Frank Sheeran by the then Attorney General and prosecuting Deputy Attorney General of the State of Delaware in State v. Sheeran.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Behind the Cool Image 2020: Lawyering in the 21st Century- Workshop 4 - There is a Champion in Each of Us
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
A five-part series on wellness. Register for one or get a discount for all five. Workshop 4: A Blueprint for Self-love and what you need to know to nourish yourself. Learn how to be assertive without being aggressive. Learn to say no and put your oxygen mask on first. Realize that some selfish is good selfish and aides in total wellness.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism 2020
6.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The Silver Anniversary Remix: Greatest Hits and Emerging Issues - Celebrate the 25th anniversary of this annual excellent seminar. This year's topics include: ODC Update - What's new in the World of Professional Responsibility? Marijuana and the Law - Criminal, Civil and Ethical Issues; Greatest Hits Remix I - Social Media in the Practice of Law; Greatest Hits Remix II - Handling Difficult Cases and Clients Professionally in Superior and Federal Court; Dealing with the Difficult Client in the Court of Chancery; A Town Hall Discussion on Professionalism- The Culture of Contempt and the Delaware Way.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Mental Health Defenses in Delaware 2020
2.0 hours CLE credit
This program will discuss the origins of mental health defenses and mental health issues in criminal cases in Delaware. The presentation will begin with origins of the insanity defense, and then discuss Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity, Guilty but Mentally Ill, Extreme Emotional Distress, and issues related to competency. The program will also address the legal precepts pertaining to each issue.
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Behind the Cool Image 2020: Lawyering in the 21st Century- Workshop 5 - Wellbeing Through Time Management for Lawyers
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
A five-part series on wellness. Register for one or get a discount for all five. Workshop 5: A blueprint for Self and Time Management – just for legal professionals. Learn the elements of a time management plan and how to successfully implement it. Learn how to quash that procrastination. (Workbook available)
Monday, March 23, 2020
Destination CLE 2020: Big Island
15.5 hours CLE credit (includes 11.0 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
Have you ever taken a vacation and still earned CLE credits? DSBA has partnered with DestinationCLEs to bring you to Hawaii's big island for a three day seminar filled with instruction and excursions. Learn about Lawyer Wellness, the Future off Law through AI, apps and other new trends, Valuation of Business, Professional Ethics, Client's Financial Statements, Virtual Law Practice and much more. Network and experience the beautiful scenery. Opt-in excursions are also available. You won't be able to register online with DSBA, so please download the brochure and go to the DestinationsCLE website to learn more or to sign up. We'll take care of recording your credits, you enjoy the CLE! (PA credit not available)
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