Upcoming Seminars

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

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Wellbeing and Physical Fitness (Behind the Cool Image 2018 Workshop 2)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. This workshop will focus on embracing physical exercise and how to fit it into daily routines despite a busy legal career.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2018
6.0 hours CLE credit
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This course is one of the seven Fundamentals courses which new bar members must take to comply with their Continuing Legal Education Commission requirements. Attendees will learn from experienced practitioners about the basics of estate planning and estate administration. This engaging and interactive program is designed to equip those new to the practice area with the tools needed to succeed and is full of practical tips. You will even get to see a case study to demonstrate the sorts of things you will need to know to practice in this area.

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Thursday, October 18, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session III - Trial Presentation, Witnesses, Opening Statements & Technology
3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The third session is on Pretrial Actions such as the filing of motions to dismiss or 12b6 motions, depositions, experts, pretrial stipulations, privilege logs and an attorney's obligation to review discovery with an ethical focus on proponent and recipient privilege logs. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session IV - Expert Witnesses, Research & Daubert
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The fourth session is on Expert Witnesses and finding the right expert for your case, what research you should conduct, and how you should conduct direct or cross examination, as well as considerations about Daubert motions and live or video testimony. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018
Office and Trial Practice 2018
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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Reflections on the 13th Anniversary of the Intelligent Design Case, Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District and its Legal Implications. Program highlights include: Mock Argument and Discussion of the Outcome of Kitzmiller; a review of the ethical issues and other considerations which involve a representative plaintiff; Wandering 40 Days in the High Profile Case Desert - what to consider when the media is really interested in your case.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018
ADR: Getting to Settled 2018
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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Get first-hand knowledge from experienced mediators who will share their best techniques on how to get things settled. Topics: The Seven Deadly Sins of Mediation - explore and analyze the worst mistakes of mediation and how to avoid them; Who Gets Grandmom's China? Learn how to resolve Estate/Trust/Will contests, sibling disputes, step-parent disputes, undue influence cases, testamentary capacity matters, fiduciary duties and all the things that happen when family and money are involved; Building Your Construction Knowledge - Learn how to build your ADR practice to include construction disputes, mechanics' liens and lis pendens cases; Mediating Elder Abuse Cases: Learn the ins and outs of mediating Nursing Home, Long-term Care and Group Home Abuse matters; Detoxifying Tort Litigation - Understanding asbestos litigation and other toxic tort cases like pelvic mesh cases; Wading Through Workers' Compensation - Understanding benefit entitlement and dealing with personalities, including a frustrated claimant, best times to mediate, settlement agreements, waivers and commutations. Ethical Issues Involving Those Who Serve as Mediators and those Who Use Them - an hour of ethics dedicated to the ADR practice.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session V - The Client as a Witness
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The fifth session is on Addressing the Distinct issues that come with preparing your client and calling your client as a witness. There will be an ethical focus on the duty of candor to the court with regard to the client's testimony. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery 2018
3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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For Data Security: How do recent amendments to Delaware’s data breach notification statute, the implementation of the EU’s GDPR, and California’s new Consumer Privacy Act affect clients and law firms in Delaware? What’s happening in litigation affecting privacy rights and data breaches? Come hear about the latest data security issues that keep Delaware lawyers awake at night. This panel will discuss recent developments in litigation, legislation and regulations relating to data security and privacy, with an emphasis on recent ethics guidance and incidents involving attorneys and law firms. For E-Discovery: E-Discovery has expanded in recent years and has become ubiquitous in nearly all litigation. This panel will discuss recent guidance from Delaware and other courts on the scope of collection, inadvertent production, predictive coding, and properly stating discovery objections. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and hear perspectives from e-discovery practitioners and vendors on these and other developments.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Meditation for Lawyers, the Ultimate Relaxation Response (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 3)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. Always popular and also back by popular demand, Dr. Jim Walsh will discuss and show us where the mind goes, our energies follow – Meditation Training for Lawyers.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018
The Role of the Ad Litem Attorney in Chancery Court Guardianships 2018
3.8 hours CLE credit
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Topics: Overview of the Guardianship Process-The Role of the Attorney ad Litem (AAL)-New Chancery Rules Affecting Guardianships-Supported Decision Making-Contested Proceedings-A View from the Bench: The Masters' Perspective on the Role of the AAL and Contested Guardianship matters in Chancery Court

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session VI - Jury Instructions, Closing Arguments and Wrapping Up
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The sixth session is on Pretrial Actions such as the filing of motions to dismiss or 12b6 motions, depositions, experts, pretrial stipulations, privilege logs and an attorney's obligation to review discovery with an ethical focus on proponent and recipient privilege logs. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Rational Thinking or How to Challenge Your Flawed Thoughts (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 4)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. Resilience thrives on positive thoughts not negative. Learn tips and skills for overcoming toxic thinking.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Yin Yang: Assertiveness and Anger Management for Lawyers (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 5)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. Learn how to be assertive without being aggressive.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Wellbeing Through Time Management for Lawyers (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 6)
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. The astute attorney, however, understands that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of physical, mental and psychological health that enables a lawyer to carry out the demands and the responsibilities to their clients and to their profession. More specifically, the fit attorney practices law while practicing personal wellness. Carol P. Waldhauser. Each Workshop is free to attend or $50 to receive CLE credit. Well-known Virginia attorney Daniel Robey will show us how to achieve less stress through time management.

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