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, September 11, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session I - Pretrial Strategy
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
DSB09112018LITIG
The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The first session is on Pretrial Strategy and how you learn what you need to know to effectively develop trial strategy, focusing on motions to dismiss, requests for admissions, and interrogatories and the appropriate use of these pleadings so as not to overburden or harass opponents or make litigation more expensive. 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, September 12, 2018
Fundamentals of Law Practice Management and Technology 2018
6.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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This course which is one of the seven Fundamentals courses offered by DSBA focuses on the inner-workings of a law office and best practices for starting and maintaining a law practice, including the use of technology to further the mission of the lawyer/client relationship.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
Movie Night at DSBA 2018 - Confirmation (NEW DATE)
1.0 hour CLE credit
DSB09132018MOVIE
In the movie, "Confirmation," Judge Clarence Thomas's nomination to the United States Supreme Court is called into question when Anita Hill, a former colleague, testifies that he sexually harassed her. In the wake of the sexual abuse scandals coming out of Hollywood, the political arena, the media, the literary world, and the hospitality industry, this movie cannot be more timely. Social media is abuzz with #metoo and unwanted sexual conduct can lead to legal ramifications. Toward the end of the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, sexual harassment allegations by Anita Hill, a law professor who had previously worked under Thomas at the United States Department of Education and then at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), were leaked to the media from a confidential FBI report. The allegations led to a media frenzy and further investigations. Televised hearings were re-opened and held by the Senate Judiciary Committee before the nomination was moved to the full Senate for a vote. Thomas was confirmed by a narrow majority of 52 to 48.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Litigation Academy: Session II - Dispositive Motions, Depositions, Pretrial Stips & Privilege
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
DSB09182018LITIG
The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The second 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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Friday, September 28, 2018
Supreme Court Review 2018: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels
3.0 hours CLE credit
DSB092829018SUPRE
Program Highlights: Delaware Supreme Court decisions on Corporate Law, Criminal Law and Family Law; 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Cases and Upcoming Cases; Important Constitutional Law Issues and Mock Argument.

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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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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, 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)
DSB12052018litig
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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