The Delaware State Bar Association offers a variety of seminars for the continued professional development of its members.

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Friday, May 20, 2022 - 9:00 AM
Women and the Law Retreat 2022
9.0 hours CLE credit (includes 4.0 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
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Join the most vibrant group of people in the Delaware Bar as they discuss matters which matter to women.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:00 AM
Arbitration Training and Certification in Personal Injury 2022
2.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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Attorneys who wish to be certified by DSBA as a Personal Injury Law Arbitrator should take this course, along with the General Arbitration Training course (offered February 10, 2022). Experienced arbitrators in these areas of law will provide attendees with wisdom and insight as to the best practices for handling a personal injury arbitration.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00 PM
New Admittee Social 2022
0.8 hour CLE credit
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Congratulations and welcome to the Delaware Bar! Join us for a short CLE and social to mingle with fellow attorney, judges, section chairs, and DSBA staff. During the first hour, you will hear from the Young Lawyers section, the Delaware State Bar Association, the Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education, the Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program, the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and hear from a panel of distinguished speakers.  Our CLE portion will focus on how new attorneys can take ownership of their career and how to get involved in the Delaware legal community. Our panelists practice in a a wide range of specialties and will discuss their early years of practice, encourage questions, and provide insight. 

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Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 1:00 PM
The Basics of Trial: Litigation Nuts & Bolts 2022
2.0 hours CLE credit
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Hear the tips and tricks that have helped other young lawyers thrive in the courtroom. We will cover opening and closing arguments, direct and cross examination, and hear from presenters about what they wish they knew when they started out. Attendees will leave with new found confidence in your ability to take a case to trial.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 9:00 AM
Commercial Law Considerations: Enforcing Security Interests and LIBOR Transition
1.5 hours CLE credit
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This seminar will be broken into two parts: Enforcing security interests under Article 9 of the UCC and LIBOR Transition 2.0: Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act and SOFR Update. Sign up today!

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Friday, June 17, 2022 - 8:00 AM
Bench and Bar 2022 - Come Together
3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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Register now for the Bench and Bar 2022 - 2.5 CLE credits will include keynote speakers Deborah Enix-Ross (President-elect of the American Bar Association) and David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times, and a Panel headed by the Chief Justice discussing Diversity Initiatives in Delaware. Our theme this year is "Come Together" because it is the first live Bench and Bar since 2019 and there will be loads of Beatles-themed food and entertainment, including the Beat-tells, a Philadelphia Beatles tribute band. Excellent people, excellent music, excellent food, and, of course, the U of D Moo Mobile!!!

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A Primer on Restorative Justice
Expires: Nov. 9th, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
In this Zoom workshop, participants will be provided a brief overview of Restorative Justice; how it is defined, the historical and cultural roots of these practices, and how it is applied currently in Delaware and across the globe. Participants will leave with a working definition of Restorative Justice, and an understanding of what this looks like in practice, including the legal ethics to be considered. VDSB11092020A_PRI

Bankruptcy in the Age of Coronavirus and Beyond 2020
Expires: Jun. 3rd, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit
This program provides a review of the Bankruptcy Court’s procedures since March 18, 2020, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic upon existing and new bankruptcy cases. The program will also discuss what the bankruptcy procedures may look like going forward and how the COVID-19 pandemic may affect future bankruptcy filings.Vdsb06032020BANKR

Bankruptcy Nuts and Bolts: A Primer for Chapter 11 Cross-Training 2020
Expires: Jun. 23rd, 2022

3.0 hours CLE credit
A course perfect for these unusual times. Seasoned professionals dive right into the workings of Chapter 11 in order to assist those unfamiliar with bankruptcy law to adjust their professional skills to handle cases which might be more prevalent than their usual practice.

Beyond the Bench: 1st in a Series - Joshua Martin & E. Norman Veasey
Expires: Nov. 16th, 2022

1.0 hour CLE credit
Please join us for a new series of CLEs in the form of a Zoom Dialogue, each for 1.5 hours of CLE credit. Retired Delaware Federal and State Court Judges (2 in each session) will discuss anecdotes on and off the bench, anxieties of moving to the next chapter, and what they have done or are now doing with their careers. This series should be of particular interest to current members of the Bench, who may find themselves looking to begin new chapters following their judicial careers. It should also be of interest to members of the Bar who may aspire to have careers on the bench in the future. It will give them a glimpse into what may follow. This first presentation features Joshua Martin III, the first black Superior Court judge and E. Norman Veasey, former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court.VDSB11162020BEYON

Collectively Coping with the Coronavirus Pandemic Crisis 2020
Expires: Sep. 29th, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit
Many lawyers out there are anxious, which is why we created this Zoominar. They are hurting financially, worried about future revenue, anxious about their health and the health of their staff, etc. Most legal conversations that we have nowadays eventually veer off into a discussion on how we are all coping with COVID-19. We thought a general presentation on how we are all collectively coping with the crisis would be helpful, including tips and tricks from others on how to get through this pandemic together! VDSB09292020colle

COVID-19-Spawned "Busted Deals": Contractual Rights, Obligations and Defenses to Performance 2020
Expires: Jul. 28th, 2022

3.0 hours CLE credit
The focus of this program will be a discussion of COVID-19 influenced and related litigation, specifically on enforcement and defenses to compliance with contractual obligations. Recognized by Chief Justice C. J. Seitz as relevant topics that lawyers in Delaware need to know, we offer this CLE. The Delaware primary trial courts, the Court of Chancery and the Superior Court, as well as the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, have been experiencing a significant increase in litigation surrounding the effects of the pandemic on contractual rights, obligations and defenses to performance.VDSB07282020COVID

Criminal Court Mediation in Delaware 2020
Expires: Jul. 15th, 2022

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Mediation is a process by which parties to a dispute use a neutral party to facilitate a mutually agreeable resolution to their conflict. It is a confidential process in which the mediator, a third-party neutral, directs settlement discussions, but does not render a judgment on any issue in dispute. Mediation is a non-adversarial way to resolve conflicts in Criminal Court. The role of the mediator is to help the parties understand and focus on the important issues needed to reach a resolution. The process is valuable because it allows victims to have more of a say in the process and allows the parties to not only resolve the issue at hand but address any underlying conflicts that may have contributed to the crime. VDSB07152020CRIMI

Delaware Corporate Law: A CLE in 2 Parts 2020
Expires: Nov. 12th, 2022

4.0 hours CLE credit
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Justice Traynor and Distinguished Litigators Discuss Recent Developments in the Case Law ; Can you Implement the Business Roundtable Statement if the Corporation is not a B Corp? A Roundtable Discussion Among Distinguished Corporate Governance Attorneys.Vdsb11122020delaw

Family Law Update 2020
Expires: Dec. 11th, 2022

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program; Making the Most of Your Expert; Family Court Rules Update; The State of the Family Court; Love In the Time of COVID;Case Law Update. Vdsb12112020famil

Fundamentals of Civil Litigation 2020
Expires: Oct. 8th, 2022

6.0 hours CLE credit
This course, one of the seven Fundamentals courses, will give an overview of civil litigation best practices for each of the courts in Delaware, from the filing of a complaint to the completion of an appeal. VDSB10082020funda

FUNDAMENTALS OF WILL DRAFTING AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION 2020
Expires: Sep. 17th, 2022

6.0 hours CLE credit
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 practice in this area.Vdsb09172020funda

Individual Liberties and the Response to COVID-19: Domestic and International Perspectives 2020
Expires: Jun. 19th, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit
The battle against COVID-19 has been compared to fighting a war. And just as individual liberties are sometimes curtailed during wartime, they may also be curtailed as governments respond to the pandemic. Citizens ordered to stay home, businesses shuttered, large gatherings banned, vital health services suspended, and travel curtailed. And much of this is happening with what some think is insufficient due process. Come join us for a program that explores how the United States and other countries are balancing individual liberties against the compelling governmental interest in protecting public health.VDSB06192020INDIV

Labor and Employment Law in Delaware and How It Has Been Affected by the Pandemic 2020
Expires: Jun. 16th, 2022

1.8 hours CLE credit
As the world enters an economic cycle on the scale of the Great Depression, lawyers must look to the way this pandemic has changed how things work and how we must change the way we work. This seminar will look at the effect this has had on the labor market and the rights of employees and business owners and how attorneys can protect their clients' varied interests.VDSB06162020LABOR

LONG-TERM CARE IN COVID-19: Navigating Legal, Medical and Ethical Issues for Providers and Older Adults 2020
Expires: Aug. 19th, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This course will guide professionals through the experience of elder law issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. Course material will touch on the happenings affecting seniors and their families, long-term care facilities, and planning considerations. Real-world virtual notarization will be discussed, and additionally, the importance of estate planning and asset protection during this time will be covered. VDSB08192020long_

Making Your Case with a Better Memory 2020
Expires: Dec. 8th, 2022

6.0 hours CLE credit
In Paul Mellor’s highly engaging interactive session, you’ll learn from a memory master how fun and easy it is to remember names and faces, speak without notes, beat absent-mindedness, and gain control of your day without the fear of forgetting. The answers are already in your head. VDSB12082020MAKIN

Office and Trial Practice 2020: The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic
Expires: Oct. 29th, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
These are interesting times for the practice of law! Hear from the Chief Justice and leaders in the bar on the top ways to manage staff anxiety and address new work-life balance challenges. Our panel will provide best practices on how to interact with clients, the Court and colleagues during this unprecedented period. We will be discussing the ways to adapt to an ever-changing legal climate and new policies and procedures. Keynote: The Intersection of Public Health and the Law in Response to a Pandemic. VDSB10292020OFFIC

Recent Developments and Changes in Commercial Law 2020
Expires: Nov. 17th, 2022

3.0 hours CLE credit
This annual seminar on the development of Commercial Law looks at the statutes, case law, and practices which affect the life blood of Delaware- Program Highlights : Analysis of Contractual Considerations in Light of COVID; Recent Developments in Unclaimed Property in Delaware; Recent Statutory Amendments and Cases Involving Delaware Corporations; Recent Statutory Amendments Involving Delaware Statutory Trusts; Recent Statutory Amendments and Cases Involving Delaware LLCs and Limited Partnerships. VDSB11172020RECEN

Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery 2020
Expires: Nov. 18th, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
2020 has been unprecedented year in numerous ways: The pandemic causes law firms and businesses to quickly adapt to remote work, electronic hearings, and a host of new technology tools and security risks. New privacy and security issues emerged as businesses had to juggle the need to keep employees safe while transitioning to a largely remote workforce and operations. Ransomware and cyber extortion have exploded in frequency, volume and impact on organizations around the world. California began enforcing a new privacy and data security law that sweeps many national businesses into its wake, and a current ballot initiative may add more complexity to those already challenging compliance obligations. The European Union’s high court invalidated and called into question two of the most common methods businesses use to transfer data to the United States. As if that weren’t enough, the 2020 election could usher in changes at the federal level that may finally lead to a national consumer privacy law. How do these events affect Delaware lawyers and their clients? Come hear about the latest data privacy and security issues impacting Delaware lawyers and their clients. 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. VDSB11182020RECEN

Religious Freedom Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic 2020
Expires: Jun. 10th, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit
In response to the global public health crisis posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state and local governments are ramping up social distancing practices and directives, including the closing of venues that typically attract large gatherings. What are the religious liberty implications of the pandemic-related restrictions on assembling for religious purposes? And what other questions are presented by responses to the pandemic, both in terms of impact on religious organizations and as they relate to other church-state concerns? This seminar will delve into these concerns. VDSB06102020RELIG

Section 203 of the Delaware General Corporation Law: Where it Came From, Where it is Now and Where it's Headed 2020
Expires: Oct. 14th, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit
This seminar looks at the origins of Section 203, the ongoing and current issues related to applying 203 and considers whether this rule should be modified or repealed.VDSB10142020SECTI

Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Conference Part 2: MEPs, Complaints, Malpractice and Ethics
Expires: Sep. 24th, 2022

2.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.5 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
Multiple Employer Plans & Complaints, Malpractice and Ethics - Pt. I - Multiple employer plans (“MEPs”) are unique arrangements under which multiple employers join forces to participate in a single retirement plan that promises such benefits as streamlined administration, consolidated investment opportunities, and reduced fiduciary liability for adopting employers. We will explore the underpinnings of MEPs from an Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) and from an Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) perspective and provide useful information in determining whether a MEP would be an appropriate mechanism by which to establish and operate a qualified retirement plan. Pt. II - Panelists will discuss legal malpractice claims and disciplinary complaints made by dissatisfied clients against their lawyers. Charles Slanina, Esquire of Finger and Slanina, LLC and Kathleen Vavala, Esquire of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel will discuss common client-generated disciplinary complaints and how to avoid and successfully defend them, including mishandling client funds, deficeint fee agreements, duties to third parties and fee disputes.VDSb09242020small

Superior Court Mediation Training 2020, Part 2
Expires: Jun. 25th, 2022

9.0 hours CLE credit
This course completes the original Mediation Training from April 2020 over Zoom. Participants who took the first half of the course received theoretical and practical tips on mediation cases. This second half focuses on the basics of handling a case for the Court and works with experts and mentors to hone skills.VDSB06252020SUPER

Supreme Court Review 2020: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels
Expires: Nov. 20th, 2022

3.0 hours CLE credit
This seminar will give an overview of the year’s developments in Corporate Law, Criminal Law, and Family Law through the decisions rendered by Delaware’s Supreme Court. This will be followed by a discussion the highlights of the recently concluded 2019 - 2020 Supreme Court term and preview some of the significant cases in the Court’s current 2020 - 2021 term. Discussion will include CORPORATE LAW, CRIMINAL LAW, FAMILY LAW and U.S. Supreme Court cases from the past year and those that are upcoming.VDSB11202020SUPRE

The Delaware State Court and Widener University Delaware Law School Two-Part COVID-19 Summit 2020
Expires: Oct. 27th, 2022

3.5 hours CLE credit
The Summit will be presented on two consecutive days for a total of 3.5 CLE credit hours. The Chief Justice, the Chief Judge of each State Court and the Dean of Widener University Delaware Law School will brief the Delaware Bench and Bar on the state of each organization as a result of COVID 19. Questions will be entertained.Vdsb10272020ThE_D

The Disproportionate Rate of the Effects of COVID-19 on Minorities and Their Ability to Work from Home 2020
Expires: May. 27th, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit
The effects of COVID-19 on the health of racial and ethnic minority groups is still emerging; however, current data suggest a disproportionate burden of illness and death among racial and ethnic minority groups. The conditions in which people live, learn, work, and play contribute to their health. These conditions, over time, lead to different levels of health risks, needs, and outcomes among some people in certain racial and ethnic minority groups. This CLE will explore the disproportionate rate of the effects of COVID-19 on the ability of minorities to work from home, with an emphasis on the considerations pertaining to health, civil rights, and community access to services. VDSB05272020THE_d

The Effects on the Hospitality Industry During the COVID-19 Pandemic 2020
Expires: Jun. 4th, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit
A Roundtable Discussion with Leaders from the Restaurant, Hotels, Beach & Summer Tourism, Casinos and Gaming, and Supermarket Sectors. Find out what has happened, what is trending, and where we go from here as lawyers and businesspeople.VDSB06042020THE_e

Transitioning Toward Authenticity - Issues Facing Transgender People 2020
Expires: Dec. 1st, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Grace L. Mead, Esquire and Sarah McBride will speak to a wide range of issues faced by transgender people, including those faced by openly transgender women in professional environments like law. They will begin by framing the moderated discussion with an overview of the international medical consensus driving recent court decisions and policy-making. They will also discuss the changes in the legal and societal landscape from when each began grappling with her identity many years ago to the Supreme Court’s decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia this summer. They encourage participants to submit questions to Grace in advance at gmead@stearnsweaver.com in order to make as much of the two hours as possible.VDSB12012020trans

Virtual Hearings Before the Board and Discovery, DMEs and Practical Reminders During the COVID-19 Crisis 2020
Expires: Jul. 29th, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit
The Covid-19 epidemic has brought to a head an issue that has been debated for years: how practical are virtual hearings and what needs to be done to make them work? In this seminar, we identify practical steps lawyers and their firms can take to offer strategies in adapting to COVID-19 for Hearings before the Board along with practical reminders and current updates regarding Discovery, Depositions and DMEs.VDSB07292020VIRTU

What Delaware Lawyers Need to Know About Privacy Law 2020
Expires: Jun. 22nd, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The past several years have seen extensive developments in privacy protection. Several states have sought legislative solutions to privacy law concerns, and the impact of foreign privacy laws (such as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) has become more strongly felt in the United States. Arguably the most comprehensive legislation – the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) – is scheduled to become effective later this year, and its impact on lawyers and their clients nationwide is expected to be extensive. Privacy-related legal developments have also been accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic. The legal profession is adapting to the use of new technology in the practice of law for a variety of tasks, forcing lawyers to consider their ethical obligations with respect to the use of technology and maintaining confidential information in a digital remote work environment.VDSB06222020what_

When the Ink Must Be Wet: Strategies in Adapting to COVID-19 for Wills, Trusts and Contracts 2020
Expires: Jun. 5th, 2022

1.5 hours CLE credit
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify, attorneys and law firms can expect ongoing disruption to key contractual relationships for a variety of reasons, including government-imposed restrictions on their activities, temporary shutdowns, communications interruptions, as well as tax issues and other concerns. The COVID-19 impacts are expected to extend beyond the resumption of business activities and will affect future relationships. In this seminar, we identify practical steps lawyers and their firms can take to monitor risks and offer strategies in adapting to COVID-19 for Wills, Trusts and Contracts. VDSB06052020when_1

Workers Compensation Seminar 2020: Practically Speaking
Expires: Sep. 15th, 2022

6.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Program Highlights: Address from the Industrial Accident Board; In the Beginning: Initiating the Claimant's Case; Initiating the Employer's Defense; Discovery and Pre-Trial Matters; Keynote Address - The Art of Lawyer/Client Relations by Joshua W. Martin III; Witness and Client Preparation; Expert Witness Preparation; Trial Practice and Presentation; Case Law Update; Hot Topics in Ethics. VDSB09152020WORKE

Workers' Compensation Winter Seminar 2021
Expires: Jan. 19th, 2023

3.3 hours CLE credit
Program Highlights: Case Law Update, Keynote Address by the Hon. Cerron Cade, Secretary of Labor for the State of Delaware; Petitions for Review; Bad Faith Litigation; Contractor and Subcontractor Issues; Shifting Liability.VDSB01192021worke

Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism 2021
Expires: Feb. 12th, 2023

3.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The annual ethics seminar will have the following agenda: The ODC's New Ethics Hotline and other developments; Mediating Disputes in the Age of Video Conferencing; Ethical Issues in Zoom Depositions; and Trial by Video Conference.VDSB02122021RUBEN

Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations 2021
Expires: Mar. 10th, 2023

7.3 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This course, which is one of the seven Fundamentals courses offered by DSBA, focuses on the important relationship between lawyers and their clients. A comprehensive curriculum looks at the decisions lawyers must make in dealing with their clients, in working within the rules of ethics, and in seeking assistance when situations become difficult. VDSB03102021FUNDA

Labor and Employment Law Update 2021
Expires: Mar. 9th, 2023

3.8 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Join us for a Zoom CLE offering the latest developments in Labor and Employment Law. Our expert speakers will provide critical updates on the most pressing legal issues affecting today’s workplace. Employment attorneys, paralegals, and HR professionals will not want to miss this program, with sessions addressing employment rights and responsibilities, workplace safety in a pandemic, legislative activity, ethical issues, and company downsizings. Vdsb03092021labor

Understanding and Combating Cyber Fraud Targeting Financial Accounts 2021
Expires: Feb. 17th, 2023

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Cyber fraud schemes are not new. Between 2013 and 2019, the FBI tracked nearly $14 Billion in losses tied to “business email compromises.” BEC’s, as they are called, most often involve the misuse of actual or spoofed email accounts to facilitate the re-direction of electronic payments or transmission of other sensitive information. Cyber-related fraud schemes have exploded in our transformative period of remote working. Join us for a moderated panel discussion of the current state of affairs with email-facilitated, payment re-direction schemes, including how to guard against them and what to do if you or your clients fall victim to them. The panel also will discuss the ethical and legal implications of these schemes for Delaware lawyers and their clients. Panelists from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, FBI, PNC Bank, ODC, Supreme Court Commission on Law & Technology, and cybersecurity investigation industry will share their perspectives on the threats, the ethical and legal implications, the best defenses, and how to respond if victimized.VDSB02172021under

Fundamentals of Family Law 2021
Expires: Feb. 23rd, 2023

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. Vdsb02232021funda

The Impact of Videoconference Technology on ADR and Litigation: Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls 2021
Expires: Apr. 14th, 2023

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Presentation of the DSBA ADR Section’s Kimmel-Thynge Award to Yvonne Takvorian Saville, Esquire, Weiss, Saville & Houser, P.A. The Use of ideoconferencing Technology in ADR:Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls The Use of Videoconferencing Technology in Litigation: Best Practices and Potential Pitfalls. VDSB04142021THE_I

Cyber Exposures for Law Firms 2021
Expires: Apr. 27th, 2023

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Cyber-attacks are on the rise for law firms. Suffering a data breach can be devasting for a law firm’s reputation and bottom line. How can a current or prospective client trust a firm that has suffered a breach? This program will examine the reasons why law firms are targets, real life loss and claims examples, and tips and tactics law firms can take to mitigate this ever-increasing risk.VDSB04272021CYBER

Delaware's Aging Population: Riding the Gray Wave 2021
Expires: Apr. 23rd, 2023

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
A typhoon is coming. Delaware’s increasing 65+ population with an increased need for services will put a strain on Delaware’s future. How is Delaware preparing for this drastic population change? What can Delaware do proactively to lessen the impact of the demographic shift? Many tough decisions lay ahead for present and future attorneys and their clients.Vdsb04232021delaw

Hot Topics in Government and Consumer Law 2021
Expires: Apr. 22nd, 2023

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.5 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
Ethics Law for Government Employees, Housing Assistance, Eviction Law & More. The first CLE session provides an overview of state law ethics requirements for government employees, how the State Public Integrity Commission works and more. The second session will provide a brief overview of the Delaware Landlord Tenant Code with a particular focus on substantive, practice, and procedural impacts of the COVID pandemic and related trends. Presentation also includes practice-focused perspective and outlook concluding with an overview of the Federal Emergency Rental Assistance statutory provisions and Delaware Housing Assistance Program eligibility requirements and application overview. VDSB04222021hot_t

Workers Compensation Seminar 2021
Expires: May. 4th, 2023

6.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Program Highlights: Address from the Industrial Accident Board; Novel Issues of Scope and Course; Idiosyncratic Idiopathic Issues; COVID-19 & Other Occupational Diseases; Keynote Address - The Art of Creating Common Law by the Honorable Karen L. Valihura; Case Law Update; Hot Topics in Medical Treatment; Liens Reimbursement & Subrogation Issues; Discovery Dispute; Ethics in the Era of COVID

An Interview with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Civil Rights 2021
Expires: Apr. 7th, 2023

2.0 hours CLE credit
Although this nation was founded on principles of civil rights — the idea that every person is born equal, regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation and other identifying markers — civil rights cases are filed across the nation each year. When civil rights are violated, attorneys need to consider not only current legislation, but also constitutional amendments and their application to the law. Dr. King and other civil rights activists made a lasting impact utilizing nonviolent protests and a consistent message. The push for civil rights is still paramount. The strides made by Dr. King and other civil rights activists lead us to the place we are today, but, we still have a ways to go. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis at the age of 39. The year 2018 marks 50 years after his death. For almost 20 years, the Rev. John Moore, Sr. of Magnolia has brought his impersonation of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to various audiences, complete with the revolutionary’s intonations and inflections. The Rev. Moore makes 30 to 40 appearances a year as a King reenactor, taking the message up and down the state. Although Rev. Moore grew up in tough circumstances in Philadelphia, he completed a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force and is now the Vice President of Resource Development for United Way of Delaware. Rodney A. Smolla, Esquire is an award-winning author and First Amendment scholar. He is currently the Dean of Widener University Delaware Law School. Dean Smolla will pose questions to “Dr. King” that help the audience understand the Civil Rights points made in Dr. King’s speeches and writings. VDSB04072021AN_IN

Small Firms Town Hall Update 2021
Expires: May. 19th, 2023

3.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Virtual Technologies & Other Tools for Litigators: New Ways to Manage Litigation During the COVID-19 Crisis, Covid 19 Funding Opportunities for Small Firms, Office Practices and Procedures That Will Remain Post Pandemic, Office of Disciplinary Counsel Update and Delaware Lawyer Assistance Program. VDSB05192021small

Delaware Corporate Law 2021: A CLE in two parts
Expires: May. 25th, 2023

4.0 hours CLE credit
Part 1: Guidance from the Delaware Courts: A Conversation with Practitioners and a Member of the Court of Chancery; Part 2: The Reality Facing Directors.VDSB05252021delaw

Business Divorce 2021
Expires: May. 6th, 2023

2.0 hours CLE credit
Sometimes, your client’s best-laid business plans go astray. This seminar will help you learn the basics about business divorce, whether it is dissolution of a corporation or another entity, a squeeze-out merger, a reverse stock split or litigation about any of the foregoing and more. Business divorce practitioners will discuss best practices and issues to be aware of when facing a fight between business owners.VDSB05062021BUSIN

Bankruptcy Disclosures and Reporting 2021
Expires: Jun. 24th, 2023

2.0 hours CLE credit
Recent Developments in Retention and Disclosure & An In-Depth Review of New Monthly Operating Reports with the Office of the United States Trustee. VDSB060242021BANKR

Things that Hold Lawyers Back: Impostor Syndrome, Fear of Failure, Fear of Success 2021
Expires: Jun. 30th, 2023

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Despite evidence of accomplishments and abilities, millions of people at all levels and across all industries secretly worry they are not as smart or talented or qualified as others “think” they are. It’s called impostor syndrome. Fortunately, there is a solution.In this highly practical webinar, you’ll learn from the leading impostor syndrome expert what impostor syndrome is, where it comes from, and how impostor feelings translate into behaviors which, left unchecked, it can lead to costly consequences not only for individuals but for their organizations as well. In addition an accomplished panel of attorneys will share their experience and advice. Together you’ll walk away with practical, immediately usable strategies to help yourself and/or the people you lead, manage, mentor, or parent to overcome this common and needless form of self-doubt.  In the second half of the seminar, our panelists and doctors will discuss Fear and how it affects behavior and attitudes in the workplace. VDSB06302021THING

Hot Topics in Blockchain Technology 2021
Expires: Jul. 13th, 2023

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Blockchain and Banking: come hear how these developments will transform banking and facilitate a transition to a new digital financial system. Legal Issues with Non-Fungible Tokens: this panel will focus on the myriad legal issues presented by NFTs. VDSB07132021HOT_T

Immigration Law: Everything Non-Immigration Attorneys Should Know 2021
Expires: Jul. 15th, 2023

2.5 hours CLE credit
The first segment of this presentation will be an overview of immigration law, with additional information on ways that non-citizens may come to the U.S. both as permanent resident immigrants and non-immigrants as well as how a lawful non-citizen can naturalize to become a U.S. citizen. The removal process and criminal issues in immigration - this begins with a Warrant to Arrest an Alien who is alleged to be removable, the Notice to Appear, the Immigration Court Proceedings, types of relief that can be requested, and possibilities for appeals. Criminal issues in immigration - this involves what crimes have what effects on a person who wants to immigrate, or one who is already a lawful permanent resident and which persons can obtain waivers for criminal grounds for inadmissibility or removal. VDSB07152021IMMIG The second segment of this presentation will discuss: Basic immigration concepts Family-Based Immigratio Employment-Based Immigration

Behind the Cool Image: Lawyering in the 21st Century's Post-Pandemic Environment 2021
Expires: Sep. 14th, 2023

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Many of us navigated through the pandemic with a great deal of resilience, while experiencing also some emotional disorientation by not understanding what was happening next.  For that reason, DE-LAP, has partnered with the DSBA, to bring you our traditional Behind the Cool Image series.  This year, however, we will explore monthly issues that concern the change and mental health factor of the pandemic and the post pandemic world. VDSB09142021BEHIN

Cyber Security for the New Normal in Law Practice 2021
Expires: Sep. 9th, 2023

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Law firms, in particular, are currently under siege from clever cybercriminals on the hunt for a variety of enticing and lucrative data. The often-costly consequences of cyberattacks, both financially and to a firm's reputation, are inevitable and in many cases can put a firm out of business. This webinar presentation will discuss: Covid-19 Effects on Cyber Threats; Why Law Firms; Cyber Losses; Risk Management; Cyber Insurance. Please enter this code VDSB09092021CYBER

Renewable Energy, Invasive Plants, Problematic Balloons & Much More: A Recap of the 2021 Environmental Legislation
Expires: Sep. 22nd, 2023

1.0 hour CLE credit
Join Delaware State Senator Stephanie Hansen as she helps clarify the environmental laws that have recently passed this year and those waiting to become law.  Included in her discussion will be laws affecting our air, our water and our land.  Learn more about SB 33 which updates Delaware’s rules for emissions and use of renewable energy; SB 2 which makes it easier for citizens to join public solar energy projects; SB 22 which bans certain invasive plants including popular plants such as vinca or Bradford pears; SB 24 which is awaiting the governor’s signature to ban balloon releases which have caused numerous environmental problems; SJR 2 which protects wetlands and HB 8 which protects drinking water, and much, much more.  This seminar isn’t just for environmentalists…it’s for all of us to know what changes might affect how we live within our environment. VDSB09222021RENEW

Hookah and the Indoor Clean Air Act 2021
Expires: Sep. 29th, 2023

1.0 hour CLE credit
Reginald Patterson from the Delaware Division of Public Health will speak on the Indoor Clean Air Act; it’s successful legacy; and the issue of Hookah smoking in commercial facilities. In addition, Ben Seidel, Founder, President, & CEO of The Real Hospitality Group will discuss the challenges of keeping people from smoking in hotels. VDSB09292021HOOKA

Fundamentals of Real Estate 2021
Expires: Oct. 5th, 2023

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
One of the seven Fundamentals courses for all new attorneys. If you are new to real and personal property law, either as a new admittee or you're handling a pro bono case or just need a refresher, this seminar is invaluable. Experts in the field will discuss the real estate essentials of settlements, titles searches, financing, land use, and escrow.VDSB10052021FUNDA

Social Security Disability Insurance for Your Practice: Supplemental Income & Ethical Considerations/Overpayments: Appeals &
Expires: Oct. 20th, 2023

2.0 hours CLE credit
The first half of this program will cover an Overview of Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income and Ethical Considerations for your practice. What can you do when Social Security tells your client they have been overpaid and want $20,000 back within thirty days.  Don’t panic.  In this session, you will learn about the many ways to fight Social Security Overpayments in ways that preserve your client’s income.  Even if you have never handled an overpayment case, you will learn practical tips so that you can help your client and set their mind at ease.  Contrary to popular belief, most Social Security overpayments can be managed or even eliminated. VDSB10202021SOCIA

Supreme Court Review 2021: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels
Expires: Oct. 21st, 2023

3.0 hours CLE credit
This seminar will give an overview of the year’s developments in Corporate Law, Criminal Law, and Family Law through the decisions rendered by Delaware’s Supreme Court. This will be followed by a discussion the highlights of the recently concluded 2020 - 2021 Supreme Court term and preview some of the significant cases in the Court’s current 2021 - 2022 term. Discussion will include CORPORATE LAW, CRIMINAL LAW, FAMILY LAW and U.S. Supreme Court cases from the past year and those that are upcoming.VDSB10212021SUPRE

Demystifying the Path to the Judiciary 2021
Expires: Oct. 29th, 2023

2.0 hours CLE credit
If you are interested in a judicial career or how you can support someone who is interested, this program will provide insight into the process - from applying for a judicial vacancy, the Judicial Nominating Commission Process, the Senate Approval process to what it is really like being a judge. We will also discuss how we can increase diversity on the bench. This will be an interactive program. VDSB10292021demys

Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure 2021
Expires: Nov. 10th, 2023

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This course, which is one of the seven Fundamentals courses offered by DSBA, focuses on the anatomy of the criminal trial from the initial arrest through plea negotiations and trial and to post-trial procedure. Speakers and panelists will focus on each stage in the criminal process and provide insight from experienced practitioners.VDSB11102021FUNDA

Office and Trial Practice 2021
Expires: Nov. 16th, 2023

2.0 hours CLE credit
Attorneys from the Office of the Governor and the Delaware Department of Justice, Civil Division will discuss their advisory roles in the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  The panelists will describe the process of drafting the State’s Public Health Emergency Orders, including the edits needed to address the continually evolving situation, and will also discuss the collaboration between the Governor’s Office and various State agencies, stakeholders, and constituents to help Delaware “flatten the curve.” During the COVID-19 pandemic, financial and economic factors had a significant impact on Landlord-Tenant issues.  The attorneys in the panel will discuss their roles in handling the legal response to those issues, including the availability of rental assistance and federal funding as well as the eviction moratorium. The panelists will describe different perspectives of the challenges various groups have faced, and may continue to face, as a result of these issues.VDSB11162021OFFIC

Unions Strikes and Labor Law Issues 2021
Expires: Nov. 4th, 2023

1.5 hours CLE credit
This seminar will cover Creative Labor, Unions in the Entertainment Industry:  a brief history of collective bargaining and the labor movement in Hollywood, up to the recent talent agency contract campaign by the Writers Guilds and the near-strike by the union representing below-the-line crew members, the IATSE, as well as COVID and Collective Bargaining: employers, regardless of size and industry, face critical and continuing challenges with managing exposure and vaccination protocols. The discussion will focus on an employer’s rights and responsibilities when fashioning and enforcing policies to address COVID exposure and mitigation.VDSB11042021UNION

Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery 2021
Expires: Dec. 15th, 2023

3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Panel I Recent Developments in Data Security How do these events affect Delaware lawyers and their clients? Come hear about the latest data privacy and security issues impacting Delaware lawyers and their clients. 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. Panel II Recent Developments in E-Discovery This panel will get you up-to-date with the latest e-Discovery developments, including recent court decisions and pending rule changes.VDSB12152021RECEN

Planning Your Next Arbitration: Best Practices and Pitfalls 2021
Expires: Dec. 1st, 2023

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Understand private arbitrations and administered arbitrations, determine what issues are arbitrable and the scope of the arbitrator’s powers, hear what you should do AND what you should avoid, follow the latest caselaw and arbitration trends and delve into the ethical matters that might come up during arbitration.  Some of the Bar’s best arbitrators will educate and entertain!  And, this year, the Kimmel-Thynge Award will be presented to David White.VDSB12012021PLANN

Family Law Update 2021
Expires: Dec. 10th, 2023

6.5 hours CLE credit (includes 2.5 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Family Court Rule Updates; Protection From Abuse Pet Peeves; Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program; The State of the Family Court; Mindfulness Meditation; and Case Law Update. VDSB12102021FAMIL

Daubert and Expert Testimony 2022
Expires: Jan. 4th, 2024

1.5 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Expert testimony can sometimes be the most difficult evidence introduced at trial. Delaware’s rules and case law have wrestled with how lawyers and judges determine whether an expert witness’s testimony is based upon the requisite valid reasoning to be properly applied to facts in issue. Former Chief Justice Myron Steele and attorney Connor Bifferato consider Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals (1993) and Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael (1999) and the factors that a judge may consider in evaluating whether expert testimony will be used for the purposes counsel intends. And, here’s a chance to learn everything you wanted to know about Ipse Dixit!. VDSB01042022DAUBE

Dr. King and His Vision For a Beloved Community (Martin Luther King Breakfast)
Expires: Jan. 17th, 2024

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
In this thought-provoking talk, Deborah Archer, President of the ACLU, explores the effects of crime-free housing ordinances and ways to address exclusion in housing. Dr. King's vision of the Beloved Community was one of an integrated country where people were invested in each other's well-being and where justice and equality ruled all aspects of the community. Ms. Archer particularly focuses on various community initiatives like the interstate highway system, mortgage programs and other physical or psychological barriers which have had a negative effect on persons of color within the community.VDSB01172022DR_KI

Are You Smarter Than a 3L? 2022
Expires: Jan. 27th, 2024

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Remember Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader? This one-hour CLE is a spin on that concept in which you, as a lawyer, will be tested on your current knowledge of legal ethics. Are you smarter than a 3L when it comes to answering simple questions about legal ethics. VDSB01272022ARE_Y

Talking To a Jury 2022
Expires: Jan. 26th, 2024

2.0 hours CLE credit
Studies have shown that how you tell your client’s story to the jury is case determinative.  An expert story-teller can often overcome evidentiary holes or difficult facts.  Human nature takes over in the minds of jurors because everyone likes to be both informed and even somewhat entertained.  One particularly telling statistic is that jurors tend to have made up their minds after opening statements.  Listen to some experts at developing the story for the jury and learn about what you can do and what you shouldn’t do to present your case in the best possible way.VDSB01262022TALKI

27th Annual Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism 2022
Expires: Feb. 11th, 2024

4.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The Beatitudes of Professional Conduct - Program Highlights: Blessed are the Pure at Heart - Staying Abreast of Developments in Legal Ethics; Blessed are those that Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness - Protecting the Attorney-Client Privilege in Litigation; Blessed are Those that Mourn - Client Confidentiality in the World of Trusts and Estates; Blessed are the Geeks - Ethical Issues in the Use of Technology; Blessed are the Peacemakers - The Role of Special Masters in Addressing Issues of Ethics and Professionalism.VDSB0211202227TH_

Precise Powerful and Persuasive: Legal Writing for Litigators 2022
Expires: Feb. 15th, 2024

4.5 hours CLE credit
Join judges and practitioners from the District Court, US Bankruptcy Court, Supreme Court, the Court of Chancery and Superior Court as they discuss the best way to advocate in writing for clients.  Get valuable tips on brief writing and motions from the people who write AND read submissions in both the State and Federal Courts.  This is a practical course that no one should miss.VDSB02152022PRECI

Limiting Trial Court Sanctions- Delaware Supreme Court Decisions Addressing Attorney Misconduct
Expires: Feb. 24th, 2024

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Join us for a discussion about the recent Lin Wood decisions and others using the Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Proffesional Conduct. We will hear from Delaware ethics experts about these recent decisions and their application.VDSB02242022Limit

Labor and Employment Law Update 2022
Expires: Mar. 25th, 2024

3.3 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Join us for the annual Labor and Employment seminar! This year, the seminar will look at the facets of the lawyer/employer/employee relationships and how ethical behavior, honesty, and due diligence affect the work environment. VDSB03252022LABOR

Maximizing Legal Analytics as a Competitive Advantage in Delaware State Trial Courts 2022
Expires: Mar. 29th, 2024

2.5 hours CLE credit
Join the Delaware State Bar Association and Trellis for an engaging webinar as we cover how legal analytics enables you to analyze the behavior and history of your judge, competitive counsel, prospects, and clients to gain crucial insights into litigation history and ruling tendencies. We’ll show you how to leverage state trial court - and verdict - data to be more efficient, more proactive, and achieve better results for your clients. You’ll learn how to maximize legal analytics to gain a competitive advantage, win cases and bring in more money when litigating in Delaware state trial courts.   Topics will include:   Judge Analytics and Ruling History Draft Stronger Motions, Faster Case Valuation and Verdict Data Strategic Delaware State Court Research  Alerts - Stay Informed   Discover how you can capitalize on legal analytics in Delaware state court data to make more informed decisions. We encourage you to join this informative session to add value to your practice. We'll get things started March 29 at 12:00pm EST. Hope to catch you there! VDSB03292022MAXIM

Arbitration Training and Certification 2022
Expires: Feb. 10th, 2024

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Back by popular demand, DSBA offers members an opportunity to be Certified as a Trained Arbitrator in one of 4 legal practices:  Family Law; Commercial Law; Personal Injury Law; and Labor & Employment Law.  To be certified, a member must take this course and at least ONE OTHER practice area course. This course will feature the nuts and bolts of any arbitration, stepping attendees through the process of scheduling and conducting the arbitration and in preparing the arbitration order.  Additionally, there will be one hour of ethics related to arbitration hearings. Subject matter courses are being planned and not yet available for registration; however, dates for these courses will be made available shortly. By taking this course and one subject matter course, the attorney may display the DSBA arbitration certification logo on the attorney's website. Certification will remain in effect for 7 years, to be renewed at that time.VDSB02102022arbit

Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2022
Expires: Mar. 30th, 2024

6.0 hours CLE credit
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. VDSB03302022FUNDA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Overview of Estate Planning Overview of Estate Administration Basics of Will Drafting Practice and Procedure Before the Register of Wills

Arbitration Training Certification in Commercial Litigation 2022
Expires: Apr. 20th, 2024

2.0 hours CLE credit
Attorneys who wish to be certified by DSBA as a Commercial Law Arbitrator should take this course, along with the General Arbitration Training course (offered February 10, 2022). Experienced arbitrators in these areas of law will provide attendees with wisdom and insight as to the best practices for handling a commercial law arbitration.VDSB04202022ARBIT

Technology, Oil, and Sharia Law: the Saga of the Exxon-Mobil vs. SABIC Case
Expires: Apr. 4th, 2024

1.5 hours CLE credit
What could go wrong with a joint venture between enormous subsidiaries of even bigger corporations involving millions of dollars, developing technology, and lots of lawyers?  The saga of the Exxon v. Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) is a tale of royalties, agreements, declaratory judgments, suits, countersuits, burden-shifting, foreign sovereign immunity, disputed federal jurisdiction and a battle of Sharia law experts.  In the center, Judge Jan R. Jurden, a Superior Court judge having to decide whether Delaware’s laws or Saudi Arabia’s laws applies.  Join Judge Jurden and some of the principals in this complex litigation to discuss the intricacies and fascinating twists that ultimately led this case all the way up to the Supreme Court.VDSB04042022TECHN

Animal Welfare and Family Law 2022
Expires: Apr. 21st, 2024

6.8 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Often there are overlaps between family law disputes and animal welfare. Many issues that arise in divorce proceedings or child neglect cases also involve situations where animals are also abused and neglected. This seminar will include an examination of the links between these cases of abuse and neglect, pending legislation to address these problems, and will focus on the partnerships that can made for lasting change. Join members of the judiciary, legislators, specialists and shelter pets! VDSB04212022ANIMA

What Non-Bankruptcy Attorneys Need to Know About Bankruptcy 2022
Expires: Apr. 28th, 2024

1.0 hour CLE credit
No matter what practice area you are in, finding yourself working with a client considering bankruptcy or in the middle of bankruptcy proceedings is more common than you think. How will bankruptcy proceeding impact their existing legal matter such as if they are in the middle of filing for divorce, facing criminal charges, or in business litigation? How do you get paid for non-bankruptcy work when clients become involved in bankruptcy and how to keep what you’re paid? Join us as we discuss numerous topics such as how to advise clients who may need bankruptcy protection, when is it time to recommend they consult with a bankruptcy attorney, and what they avoid when they prepare for a bankruptcy filing. VDSB04282022WHAT_

2020
Fundamentals of Civil Litigation 2020
Expires: Oct. 8th, 2022

6.0 hours CLE credit
This course, one of the seven Fundamentals courses, will give an overview of civil litigation best practices for each of the courts in Delaware, from the filing of a complaint to the completion of an appeal. VDSB10082020funda

FUNDAMENTALS OF WILL DRAFTING AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION 2020
Expires: Sep. 17th, 2022

6.0 hours CLE credit
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 practice in this area.Vdsb09172020funda

2021
Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations 2021
Expires: Mar. 10th, 2023

7.3 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This course, which is one of the seven Fundamentals courses offered by DSBA, focuses on the important relationship between lawyers and their clients. A comprehensive curriculum looks at the decisions lawyers must make in dealing with their clients, in working within the rules of ethics, and in seeking assistance when situations become difficult. VDSB03102021FUNDA

Fundamentals of Family Law 2021
Expires: Feb. 23rd, 2023

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. Vdsb02232021funda

Fundamentals of Real Estate 2021
Expires: Oct. 5th, 2023

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
One of the seven Fundamentals courses for all new attorneys. If you are new to real and personal property law, either as a new admittee or you're handling a pro bono case or just need a refresher, this seminar is invaluable. Experts in the field will discuss the real estate essentials of settlements, titles searches, financing, land use, and escrow.VDSB10052021FUNDA

Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure 2021
Expires: Nov. 10th, 2023

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This course, which is one of the seven Fundamentals courses offered by DSBA, focuses on the anatomy of the criminal trial from the initial arrest through plea negotiations and trial and to post-trial procedure. Speakers and panelists will focus on each stage in the criminal process and provide insight from experienced practitioners.VDSB11102021FUNDA

2022
Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2022
Expires: Mar. 30th, 2024

6.0 hours CLE credit
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. VDSB03302022FUNDA PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Overview of Estate Planning Overview of Estate Administration Basics of Will Drafting Practice and Procedure Before the Register of Wills

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24 credit hours, each compliance period (2 years), of which 4 must be enhanced ethics and 12 must be live credits.  (Live requirements waived until 12/31/2022)

Commission on Continuing Legal Education
Supreme Court of the State of Delaware
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