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

CANCELLATION FEE – When cancelling a live seminar, DSBA will assess a cancellation fee of $25 to defray the costs associated with registration, data entry, processing, filing, and other tasks associated with your transaction.  For more information, go to https://www.dsba.org/c-l-e/

PLEASE NOTE:  BEFORE YOU PURCHASE ANY VIDEO SELECTIONS, YOU MUST BE CERTAIN YOU ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE DELAWARE CLE COMMISSION, INCLUDING ANY REQUIREMENTS ON THE NUMBER OF HOURS (12) WHICH MUST BE TAKEN AT A LIVE CLE DURING A TWO-YEAR COMPLIANCE REPORTING PERIOD. (This requirement has been suspended temporarily until December 31, 2021).

Fundamentals – To see the schedule for upcoming Fundamentals courses, click — HERE.

Two Year Rule – CLE COMMISSION RULES require that YOU MUST WATCH ANY PURCHASED VIDEO WITHIN TWO YEARS OF THE DATE IT WAS FILMED.

PENNSYLVANIA CREDITS are now available for all ONLINE VIDEOS and ZOOMINARS – which aired after May 15, 2020.  ($3/credit may be assessed.) Sign up for seminar, then email ltucker@dsba.org to inform her of the need for PA credits.  (We will eventually have this available online.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Introduction to Fastcase Webinar 2020
1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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This training is designed for all Fastcase users, from new to experienced users. DSBA offers all its members free access to this excellent research tool which the ABA has indicated is equally used by lawyers as LEXIS or Westlaw. The presentation covers basic legal research tips for efficient, effective legal research as well as a tour of Fastcase features with a focus on case law searches and statute searches in Fastcase 7.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 10:00 AM
CLE on Tap 2020: Diversity in the Craft Alcohol Business in Delaware
2.0 hours CLE credit
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Understand the Law of the Craft Brewing Business as well as Home Brewing and Brew Pubs. Discuss the current trends in this industry and examine how diversity figures into various enterprises.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 4:00 PM
The Delaware State Court and Widener University Delaware Law School Two-Part COVID-19 Summit 2020
3.5 hours CLE credit
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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.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 11:45 AM
Office and Trial Practice 2020: The Effect of the Coronavirus Pandemic
2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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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

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 8:30 AM
SHORT TOPICS IN REAL ESTATE 2020
3.8 hours CLE credit
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This year's program includes: Land Use Update, Recent Case Law Update; Reassessment in Delaware; Recent Amendments to the DE LLC Act and Commercial Real Estate Transactions; Title Insurance in 2020; Mechanic's Liens and Transactions; The Impact of Coronavirus on the Real Estate Industry.

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Monday, November 16, 2020 - 4:00 PM
Beyond the Bench: 1st in a Series - Joshua Martin & E. Norman Veasey
1.5 hours CLE credit
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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.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:00 PM
Behind the Cool Image 2020-2021: Lawyering in the 21st Century Workshop 2 - The Burden of Proof; Letting Go of Unwanted Perfectionism
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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A SERIES OF FOUR WORKSHOPS IN 2020 - 2021. Who should attend? Everyone! Whether you have been practicing 2 years or 40 years. Lawyers and judges will learn new strategies for fitness through positive change and wellness. DE-LAP's Behind the Cool Image: Lawyering in the 21st Century is pleased to host: “ASK WHAT MATTERS?!” a Well-Being consulting, training, and coaching company for Law Firms and the Legal Community, who will facilitate DE-LAP’s monthly, free webinars on Zoom.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 9:00 AM
Recent Developments and Changes in Commercial Law 2020
3.0 hours CLE credit
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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

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 10:00 AM
Transitioning Toward Authenticity - Issues Facing Transgender People 2020
2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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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.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 12:00 PM
Behind the Cool Image 2020-2021: Lawyering in the 21st Century Workshop 3 - Take Charge: Navigating Work, Home and other Competing Priorities
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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A SERIES OF FOUR WORKSHOPS IN 2020 - 2021. Who should attend? Everyone! Whether you have been practicing 2 years or 40 years. Lawyers and judges will learn new strategies for fitness through positive change and wellness. DE-LAP's Behind the Cool Image: Lawyering in the 21st Century is pleased to host: “ASK WHAT MATTERS?!” a Well-Being consulting, training, and coaching company for Law Firms and the Legal Community, who will facilitate DE-LAP’s monthly, free webinars on Zoom.

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 12:00 PM
Behind the Cool Image 2020-2021: Lawyering in the 21st Century Workshop 4 - POWER UP: PRACTICAL APPROACHES FOR ACCESSING AND MAINTAINING ENERGY AND ENGAGEMENT
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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A SERIES OF FOUR WORKSHOPS IN 2020 - 2021. Who should attend? Everyone! Whether you have been practicing 2 years or 40 years. Lawyers and judges will learn new strategies for fitness through positive change and wellness. DE-LAP's Behind the Cool Image: Lawyering in the 21st Century is pleased to host: “ASK WHAT MATTERS?!” a Well-Being consulting, training, and coaching company for Law Firms and the Legal Community, who will facilitate DE-LAP’s monthly, free webinars on Zoom.

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Monday, March 22, 2021 - 9:00 AM
Destination CLE 2021: Big Island
15.5 hours CLE credit (includes 11.0 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
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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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ADR: Getting to Settled 2018
Expires: Nov. 7th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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.VDSB11072018ADR_G

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Best Practices: Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors in the Court of Chancery 2018
Expires: Nov. 28th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit
This seminar will address best practices for the filing and conduct of Assignments of the Benefit of Creditors in the Delaware Court of Chancery.  In particular, this seminar will explain the process, timing and procedural best practices and review the statutory predicate for these proceedings.  In addition, the panel will detail what sort of factual circumstances best lend themselves to this approach as an alternative to a federal bankruptcy filing.VDSB11282018BEST_

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Family Law Update 2018
Expires: Dec. 7th, 2020

6.3 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This annual family law seminar focuses on several important issues: Dividing Student Loan Debts in Divorce; Effects of the New Tax Code on Alimony and Other Ancillary Matters; Counseling a Client with Addiction; Update from the Family Court Bench; Child Support Update; 2018 Case Law Update.VDSB12072018FAMIL

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Litigation Academy: Session IV - Expert Witnesses, Research & Daubert
Expires: Oct. 31st, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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. VDSB10312018LITIG

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Litigation Academy: Session V - The Client as a Witness
Expires: Nov. 13th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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. VDSB11132018LITIG

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Litigation Academy: Session VI - Jury Instructions, Closing Arguments and Wrapping Up
Expires: Dec. 5th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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. VDSB12052018LITIG

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Medicare Basics 2018
Expires: Dec. 11th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit
This comprehensive seminar focuses on who administers Medicare, who qualifies for it, what are the penalties for late enrollment, and what are the choices upon qualification, including: Medicare plus a Medicare supplement and the prescription drug plan (or creditable employer drug plan or VA prescription program). Learn about the types of plans and pros and cons of Medicare Advantage and Medicare Health Plan. Have a discussion on the Employer Group Health Plan due to currrent employment of a beneficiary or spouse, as well as what internet resources can be sued to research more on this type of case. VDSB12112018medic

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Meditation for Lawyers, the Ultimate Relaxation Response (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 3)
Expires: Nov. 20th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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.VDSB11202018MEDIT

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Office and Trial Practice 2018
Expires: Nov. 1st, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
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.VDSB11012018OFFIC

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Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery 2018
Expires: Nov. 14th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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. VDSB11142018RECEN

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The Ethics of Adoption 2018
Expires: Dec. 13th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit
In the CLE seminar that followed a screening of Elf, a panel discussed adoption, which involves the rights of three "triad members": the birth parents, the child, and the adoptive parents. Professionals working in adoption need to act ethically to ensure the rights of all parties are protected at all points in the process. VDSB12132018movie

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The Role of the Ad Litem Attorney in Chancery Court Guardianships 2018
Expires: Nov. 29th, 2020

3.8 hours CLE credit
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. VDSB11292018THE_R

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A Report Through the Looking Glass: Cleaning Up After Guantanamo Bay (originally part of Bench and Bar 2019 DSB06142019)
Expires: Jun. 25th, 2021

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Originally part of Bench and Bar 2019, this was the plenary session seminar delivered by Brigadier General John G. Baker, Chief Defense Cousnel for the Military Commissions Defense Organization. In his capacity as the CDC, he oversees a joint service and total force staff of more than 156 military and civilian lawyers and other staff. General Baker's speech was received well by attendees who were startled by some of the revelations about the way defendants' rights were ignored and the problems facing those accused of terrorism.VDSB06252019A_REP1

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Another Dimension to Diversity 2019: Learning from the Experience of Lawyers with Disabilities
Expires: Nov. 19th, 2021

2.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Topics: 1) Scared. Ashamed. Crippled: How One Lawyer Overcame Living with Depression in Big Law; 2)Lawyers with Physical Disabilities and How Law Firms Can Accommodate Them; 3) How Law Firms Can Accommodate Lawyers with Mental Illness. VDSB11192019ANOTH

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Behind the Cool Image 2019: Lawyering in the 21st Century- Workshop 1 - An Attorney's Wellness Blueprint: A New Vision of Wellness
Expires: Oct. 1st, 2021

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 1: We will explore and outline how you can be your best by designing what works for you in the way of your personal and professional wellness toolkit. We will discuss the ABA Wellness Task Force, the Nuts and Bolts of our Wellness Inventory and how you can design your own guide to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellness. If you want, we even have the tools for your own personal Assessment, Action Plan, Virtual Coach, Progress Tracker, Self-Study Center and Resource Center – all free. VDSB10012019AN_AT

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Behind the Cool Image 2019: Lawyering in the 21st Century- Workshop 2 - Lawyering as a Spiritual Path
Expires: Nov. 5th, 2021

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 2: A Blueprint for an Attorney’s Spiritual Path. Lawyers routinely deal with human greed, ego, and selfishness in their envi-ronment and culture, including their own. To deal with this, we need a life that includes balance and reflection. In fact, it is part of our wellness inventory. Join R.J. Scaggs, Esquire, Partner, Morris James and Alice O’Brien, LMHC, to reflect on what you can design in your own spiritual path.VDSB11052019LAWYE

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Billing Models and Alternative Fee Arrangements for Small Firms (originally part of the Small Firms Conference 2019)
Expires: Mar. 29th, 2021

0.8 hour CLE credit
Flat fees make clients happy, hourly fees are all about attorney discipline and contingent fees are like a trip to the casino – all have their place – let’s talk! Learn about three billing methods, (list them) and discuss some billing “pitfalls” that even clever attorneys make. If time permits, join a discussion of the three party relationship involved with defense work, the responsibilities unique to representing clients when retained by a third entity, and the duties to make that three part relationship clear to the Defendant/Client.Vdsb04192019billi

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Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts for Business Lawyers 2019
Expires: Apr. 11th, 2021

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This program will explain the technical and legal fundamentals of blockchain technology and smart contracts for corporate and commercial lawyers as well as for litigators. Panelists will define key terminology, describe use cases for blockchain in M&A, corporate governance and commercial law, and introduce other uses such as smart cities, connected vehicles and equipment rentals. Learn what to expect when litigating blockchain and smart contract disputes, and hear legal updates on issues of security, privacy, jurisdiction and liability.VDSB04112019block

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CLE on Tap 2019: The Craft Beer Revolution- How it has Dramatically Changed Alcohol Law
Expires: Oct. 18th, 2021

3.0 hours CLE credit
Live at the Wilmington Brew Works (3129 Miller Road, Wilmington 19802), Whet your appetite for legal knowledge while wetting your whistle. Travel to a local brewery and travel back in time to learn the history of beer, the 3 tier alcohol regulations and its predecessors, Find out if beer is a food or a drug. See what's happening now in regulation and what trends suggest for the future. And much much more including lunch and beer tasting with a short WBW presentation. It's an adventure that you won't want to miss out on!VDSB10182019cle_o

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Complaints, Malpractice and Ethics (originally part of Small Firms Conference 2019)
Expires: Mar. 29th, 2021

0.8 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Panelists will discuss legal malpractice claims and disciplinary complaints made by dissatisfied clients against their lawyers. Steve Taylor of the Delaware State Bar Insurance Service will discuss claims-made policies, provide examples of frequently litigated legal malpractice issues, and discuss the services and resources available to attorneys through DSBIS. Charles Slanina, Esquire of Finger & 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, deficient fee agreements, duties to third parties and fee disputes.VDSB04192019compl

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Delaware and Desegregation: Belton v. Gebhart and a history of Desegregation in Delaware (2019)
Expires: Dec. 17th, 2021

3.0 hours CLE credit
With its historic Brown v. Board of Education decision, the United States Supreme Court held segregation in public education unconstitutional and put the country on a path towards ending discrimination. Brown consisted of six consolidated cases from different states across the country, but little known is the fact that of the cases consolidated for review by the Supreme Court, only in Delaware had the state courts ordered integration. In Belton v. Gebhart, Chancellor C.J. Seitz became the first state court judge in the country to order the integration of public education. Of the six consolidated cases heard by the Supreme Court in Brown, the Chancellor’s was the only decision affirmed. In a special half-day seminar, our panelists will review the history of desegregation and integration in Delaware. Included in the program will be a special presentation from Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice C.J. Seitz, Jr., who will discuss some of his father’s notes and other private materials from the Belton case. VDSB12172019DELAW

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Elephant in the Room III: Ending the Mental Health Stigma Within the Legal Profession 2019
Expires: Apr. 3rd, 2021

5.8 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The statistics are real; the need is real; the suicides are real. For many lawyers and Judges, the stigma and isolation are real. Most important, treatment and support are real. The need for education, conversation and change are real too, both for our professional and personal wellness and health. Join us to learn how problems in our profession, our clients, our family and even within ourselves — can have solutions. Program Highlights: Head Games – Let’s Keep the Conversation Real / Keynote Address by Dan Lukasik, Esquire, Creator of “Lawyers with Depression” / How to Free Yourself from Harmful Stress or Twelve Steps to Positive Mental Health / Talk Saves Lives: We Are Our Brothers’ Keepers / What Any Legal Professional Needs to Know in Today’s World on Protecting Yourself, Your Employees, and others in a Spontaneous Crisis / Time to Change – Championing New Solutions for Old Problems. VDSB04032019ELEPH

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Enduring Trials vs. Mastering Them: A Look at Best Practices in Resolving a Civil Case (originally part of Bench and Bar 2019 DSB06142019)
Expires: Jun. 25th, 2021

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Join us for a discussion about effective strategies to employ at all stages of a civil case. How do you get your motion heard promptly by the Court? What are the tried-and-true ways to prepare effectively for oral argument, including anticipating and responding to questions from the bench? How do experienced litigators prepare for and take depositions to ready their case for trial? What do juries (or judges) respond to during opening statements? How do you give an effective closing argument? How should you approach preparing for direct and cross-examination? How should your trial strategies differ in jury and bench trials? What are the key ethical rules you must keep in mind throughout the various stages of civil litigation? Plus, what should judges do to manage civil cases and advance them to resolution? All these questions and more will be posed to a panel of experienced judges and practitioners.VDSB06252019ENDUR

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Environmental Law 2019
Expires: May. 30th, 2021

3.8 hours CLE credit
This year's program: Keynote by Randy J. Holland, Esquire; Coastal Zone Act Regulation Revisions; Per-and Poly-fluoroalkyl Substances ("PFAS"): A Family of Emerging Contaminants; The Climate and Emergency Management; How Federal Environmental Policy Under the Trump Administration Affects Delaware; Environmental Legislation from the 149th and 150th General Assemblies; Environmental Judicial and Regulatory Update and Conclusion.VDSB05302019ENVIR

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Exploring the Curiouser and Curiouser World of Family Court (originally part of Bench and Bar 2019 DSB06142019)
Expires: Jun. 25th, 2021

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This interactive seminar allows attorneys and judges to have a comprehensive look at a custody matter in the Family Court. Through a mock trial presentation with emphasis on style, performance, and expectations, a panel of jurists and practi-tioners delve into evidentiary issues and ethical responsibilities for each step in the process. There will be practical discussions on how to prepare a client for cross ex-amination and the rest of trial, dealing with clients’ apprehensions, the admissibility of technology, and using lay witness vs. expert witness rules. VDSB06252019explo

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Family Law Update 2019
Expires: Dec. 13th, 2021

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This annual Family Law seminar focuses on several important issues: International Abduction Cases; Managing the Mortgage Minefield; State of the Family Court; Psychotherapy, Co-Parenting Counseling & Visitation Resistance: Definitions & Goals; 2019 Case Law Update.VDSB12132019FAMIL

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Fundamentals of Civil Litigation 2019
Expires: Mar. 13th, 2021

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. Program will highlight practice in all Courts including US District Court, US Bankruptcy Court, Delaware Supreme Court, Delaware Court of Chancery, Delaware Superior Court, Delaware Family Court, Delaware CCP, and Delaware JP Courts.VDSB03132019FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Family Law 2019
Expires: Sep. 18th, 2021

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. VDSB09182019FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations 2019
Expires: Apr. 10th, 2021

6.2 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. Topics will include: What Is a Conflict of Interest?; Avoiding Disciplinary Complaints; Working with the Difficult Client; Lawyers Assistance Program and Professional Guidance Committee; The Bounds of Zealous Advocacy; Your Client and Ethical Considerations in Alternative Dispute Resolution; Fee Disputes: How to Avoid Them and How to Address Those That Arise; The Delaware Way. Vdsb04102019funda

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Fundamentals of Real Estate 2019
Expires: Nov. 6th, 2021

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
One of the 7 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. VDSB11062019funda

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Global Sustainability and the Law
Expires: Dec. 12th, 2021

0.0 hour CLE credit (includes 1.5 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
Why should a Law Firm become Sustainable? Explore the Business Case, the Rules of Professional Conduct and the Principles of Professionalism and how they can assist a firm in becoming sustainable and how you can help your clients develop environmentally sound business plans using the tools available from the ABA, DSBA, the Global Reporting Initiative, the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board and other national and international organizations.VDSB12122019GLOBA

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Hot Topics in Delaware Corporate Law - Updates that Transactional Lawyers and Litigators Need to Know: A View from the Bench and the Bar 2019
Expires: May. 23rd, 2021

4.0 hours CLE credit
This Panel of outstanding litigators and transactional attorneys, and a member of the Delaware Supreme Court will discuss recent statutory and case law developments in Delaware’s corporate law. Among the topics to be addressed include MFW and Corwin, appraisal, broken deal litigation, how to use new series provisions in LLC and LPs, developments relating to e-signatures and an update on fiduciary duty issues. This CLE should be of benefit to litigators and transactional attorneys seeking to understand how recent case law and statutory amendments may affect their practice.Vdsb05232019hot_t

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Labor and Employment Law Update 2019
Expires: Mar. 28th, 2021

4.8 hours CLE credit (includes 0.8 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This year's agenda: Pros and Cons of Forced Arbitration; Litigating the Delaware Wage Payment and Collection Act; Trade Secrets Theft, the Delaware Computer Crimes Statute, and What an Employer Should Do After Discovering That a Former Employee Has Stolen Data; Restrictive Covenants and Other Employment Considerations in Business Transactions; Restrictive Covenant Litigation in the Court of Chancery; 2019 Labor and Employment Delaware Legislative Update. VDSB03282019labor

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Legal and Accounting Expertise on the New Section 199A Qualified Business Income Deduction 2019
Expires: Feb. 7th, 2021

2.0 hours CLE credit
Get help understanding the new tax laws, specifically the 199A QBID for filing your 2018 taxes. Join our legal and financial experts as they walk you through the more technical aspects of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. VDSB02072019LEGAL

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Legal Ethics and Social Media and Marketing for Small Firms (originally part of the Small Firms Conference 2019)
Expires: Mar. 29th, 2021

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
In this workshop, you will learn how to uphold legal ethical standards while achieving a “wow” factor in your marketing initiatives, including social media. Topics include compliance considerations, content curation, and practical techniques for humanizing your brand. By the end of this workshop, you will walk away with ideas you can use immediately for marketing your small firm.Vdsb04192019legal1

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Mediation in Delaware Courts 2019
Expires: Nov. 20th, 2021

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
(NOT MEDIATION TRAINING) - Participate in the inaugural Presentation of the ADR Section's Kimmel-Thynge Award to Morton Richard Kimmel, Esq (posthumously) through h is son, Lawrence Spiller Kimmel and to Hon. Mary Pat Thynge, Chief Magistrate Judge of the US District Ct; Learn about mediation programs and practices in Delaware's Federal Courts, including the 3rd Circuit; How best to de-escalate conflicts during mediations; Delaware State Court Mediation. VDSB11202019MEDIA

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Movie Night at DSBA 2019 - Gideon's Trumpet
Expires: Oct. 16th, 2021

1.0 hour CLE credit
To start off National Celebration of Pro Bono in October of this year, this Movie Night program will feature the television film Gideon’s Trumpet. The film, starring the great actor Henry Fonda as James Earl Gideon, is a compelling portrayal of the events leading up to the Supreme Court’s historic 1963 decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, as well as the events following the Supreme Court’s decision, including Gideon’s re-trial. The film is based on the book by the great legal writer Anthony Lewis, who for decades covered the Supreme Court and other legal issues for the New York Times. Gideon v. Wainwright established the constitutional right to free court-appointed legal counsel for the indigent in most criminal cases. In addition to exploring the factual and legal issues posed by Gideon, the discussion will explore the film as an early, and still compelling example, of first-rate television and film portrayals of complex legal issues, including the challenges to television and film writers in creating such portrayals within the time and dramatic constraints of television and film. Included in the price is a $10 donation to the Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ).VDSB10032019movie1

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Office and Trial Practice 2019: How the RICO Act Brought Down the US Mafia
Expires: Nov. 14th, 2021

3.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.3 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
On the 50th Anniversary of Publication of Mario Puzo's "The Godfather". Learn about the History of the Sicilian Mafia and its Development in the US Mafia. How the FBI and the US Attorney's Office used RICO to bring down the Mafia. The Legal and Ethical Traps for the Unwary (or Inexperienced) in the Use of the Civil RICO Statute. AS A SPECIAL BONUS - All registrants are entitled to attend a free showing of the original Godfather movie on November 7 at DSBA! VDSB11142019Office

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Practicing While Maintaining Work Life Balance (originally part of Small Firms Conference 2019)
Expires: Mar. 29th, 2021

0.8 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
In any other business there would be multiple employees to do what is expected of any small firm or solo attorney – sales and service! How to keep your eye on your “long game” is the key to work-life balance. We will give you some tips on how we are managing this juggling act.VDSB04192019pract

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Property Reassessment in Delaware 2019
Expires: May. 9th, 2021

3.0 hours CLE credit
This is the first course in the "Past is Prologue Series" brought to you by the Senior Lawyers Section of the DSBA. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Statutory and Constitutional Provisions on Reassessment; The History of Reassessment Efforts in Delaware; Review Materials from the Assessment Practice Review Committee of the Dept. of Finance from 1994-1995; The Substitute Bill and Reasons for It; The Process of Reassessment of an Entire State; Perspective on the Reassessment Process, Background Information, and Review of Newspaper Articles etc. from 1994-1995; The Appraiser’s Role in Assessment Appeals; How to Challenge a Property’s Tax Assessment – Process, Pointers, Pitfalls. VDSB05092019PROPE

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Recent Developments in Data Security and E-Discovery 2019
Expires: Oct. 8th, 2021

3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Panel I - Recent Developments in Data Security - These continue to be challenging times for lawyers navigating the murky waters of data security and client confidentiality. Reports indicate that 2019 may be the worst year yet in terms of the number of records compromised in data breaches. Major metropolitan court systems and municipalities have been disabled by ransomware. Several states have recently amended their laws governing data breaches, data brokers, and connected devices. How do these events 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. Panel II - Recent Developments in E-Discovery - Already ubiquitous in nearly all litigation, E-Discovery continues to expand and constitute a substantial portion of the litigation process. This panel will discuss recent guidance from Delaware and other courts on predictive coding, spoliation, privilege, and other discovery objections, and discuss the role of E-Discovery in recent high profile “ripped from the headlines” matters. Stay up-to-date with the latest developments and hear perspectives from E-discovery practitioners and vendors on these and other developments. VDSB10082019RECEN

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Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar 2019: Truly Hot Topics - The Seven Deadly Sins
Expires: Feb. 8th, 2021

6.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This year's hot agenda: Introduction to the New Chief Disciplinary Counsel; PRIDE- Communications with Clients, Third Parties & the Courts; GREED - Unreasonable Fees, Fraudulent Billing, Fee Disputes; ENVY - Potential Federalization of Corporate Law-then, now and on the horizon; SLOTH - Stepping up Your Game - an interactive quiz show; GLUTTONY - Having too much on your plate; WRATH - Angry pleadings, Deposition Misconduct, and Judicial Sanctions; LUST - Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession. VDSB02082019ruben

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Selected Topics in Government and Consumer Law 2019
Expires: Feb. 28th, 2021

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Topics include: CYBERSECURITY 2019 - Identity Theft, Data Breaches, and Attorney Ethical Obligations - Understand common identity theft schemes and how consumers, including lawyers, can protect themselves. How stolen data is often used by thieves and fraudsters, using real cases prosecuted by the Delaware DOJ. How state regulators investigate data breaches and the ethical obligations and duties lawyers must have. INTRODUCTION TO EMINENT DOMAIN AND TRANSPORTATION LAW -Covering federal and state laws applicable to condemnation proceedings. A typical condemnation proceeding from beginning to end and important federal and state court decisions. THE LOW-INCOME TAX CLINIC AND EMERGING ISSUES IN TAX REPRESENTATION - Tax attorneys and Delaware’s Taxpayer Advocate will discuss the Low-Income Tax Clinic program, Taxpayer Advocate Service, and the unique challenges and obstacles the LITC faces in the course of representing taxpayers. Topics will include worker classification, the ESL clinic, and Tax Court representation.Vdsb02282019selec

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Short Topics in Real Estate - 2019
Expires: May. 7th, 2021

3.8 hours CLE credit
This year's fantastic program includes: Introduction to the Delaware Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act DUCIOA) Ombudsman’s Office; Primer on Obtaining Property Tax Exemptions for Charitable, Educational, or Religious Organizations; Delaware Property Rights Update; Real Estate issues in Bankruptcy and Insolvency;Delaware Case Law Update; Current Trends in Title Insurance Claims ... Following the seminar, there will be a social gathering at Bardea Food & Drink located at 620 N. Market Street.

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Small Firms and Solo Practitioners Conference 2019
Expires: Mar. 29th, 2021

5.7 hours CLE credit (includes 2.5 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
You don't need to fly solo! This one day conference which highlights the difficulties and successes of the small firm and solo practitioner provides advice and creative information for attendees with the following program: Legal Ethics and Social Media and Marketing; Staffing - Keeping Things Productive and Legal; FastCase Member Benefit Presentation; Complaints, Malpractice and Ethics; Billing Models and Alternative Arrangements; Practicing While Maintaining Work Life Balance. Attendees may sign up for a free shuttle to take them to and from the venue (Dover Downs). [If registering online, you will need to call DSBA 658-5279 to reserve the shuttle but all other aspects will be available to register online.VDSB03292019small

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Superior Court Mediation Training at the DSBA - A 6-Hour Refresher Seminar 2019
Expires: Sep. 10th, 2021

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. Vdsb09102019super

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Supreme Court Review 2019: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels
Expires: Nov. 1st, 2021

3.0 hours CLE credit
This annual excellent seminar takes a look at developments in the past year within Criminal Law, Family Law and Corporation Law. Discuss US Supreme Court Cases from the past year as well as those on the high court's docket for the upcoming session. Important constitutional law issues will be explored through a mock oral argument.VDSB11012019SUPRE

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The Path to True Love and Trial Seldom Run Smooth (originally part of Bench and Bar 2019 DSB06142019)
Expires: Jun. 25th, 2021

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This session will include an interactive discussion between the panel and the audience about the different ways the bench and bar can enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the criminal justice system. Throughout each topic, the discussion will focus on putting the best case forward for the State and the defendant, the diligence required to practice in criminal law and the complex ethical considerations. Topics will include: (1) Discovery under Rule 16; (2) The Plea Process; and (3) Severance Issues. VDSB06252019THE_P

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The Relevance of Moral Leadership in Law, Business and Politics: MLK Breakfast Seminar 2019
Expires: Jan. 21st, 2021

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Register now for the MLK Breakfast and sign up for service projects to help out in the community. The keynote speaker, Mary Frances Berry is an American historian, the Geraldine R. Segal Professor of American Social Thought and the Professor of History at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also the chairwoman of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, and the former board chair of Pacifica Radio.VDSB01212019the_R

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The Road to Equity is Paved with Preparation - Chancery Changes and Judicial Exchanges(originally part of Bench and Bar 2019 DSB06142019)
Expires: Jun. 25th, 2021

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The Court of Chancery continues to evolve. There are new scheduling rules, changes in procedures and even two new Vice Chancellors. An expert panel explores practical and ethical matters and assists practitioners to understand how to adapt to the changing ways to practice in the Chancery Court. This is a chance to see what others do when they file, deliver arguments, and go to trial, as well as a chance to hear what the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellors will expect from you in the form of diligence to your case and your client’s needs and the technological considerations for which you must be prepared.VDSB06252019the_R

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The Test of Time 2019: A 30-Year Lookback at Paramount Communicatinos, Inc. v. Time Inc.
Expires: Sep. 26th, 2021

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.VDSB09262019THE_T

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Town Hall Discussion 2019: Let's Talk about Depression and Anxiety in the Legal Profession
Expires: Jan. 30th, 2021

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
According to the Rules of Professional Conduct an attorney must be fit. We know that fitness means more than just fitness of legal expertise; it means also those qualities of Physical, Mental and Psychological health that enables lawyers to withstand the demands of modern lawyering and fulfill their responsibilities to their clients, to their families and to their profession. We need an open and candid discussion about how the legal profession is at cross-roads and how to make a difference in the life of a lawyer by knowing the culture, the problems (including lawyer suicide) and the resources available for prevention and treatment.VDSB01302019TOWN_1

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Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Non-Binary (TGNCNB) Cultural Competency and Beyond 2019
Expires: May. 15th, 2021

1.5 hours CLE credit
Recently, perhaps no other social issue has been on the minds of so many than transgender issues. The objectives of this seminar include increasing awareness of TGNCNB issues, reducing implicit biases and stereotypes, identifying vocabulary and scenarios, learning how to "make mistakes", correct and grow from them, and empowering attendees to confidently address TGNCNB communities in court and beyond. Learn more about pronouns, honorifics, gender identity vs. gender expression, what genderqueer and genderfluid means, and how to be an ally and much much more!VDSB05152019trans

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Understanding Social Security Disability Programs and Practice Pointers for Attorneys 2019
Expires: Jan. 24th, 2021

1.0 hour CLE credit
This CLE aims to help attorneys under the Social Security Disability program, identify clients who may qualify for Social Security Disability Benefits, and discuss practice pointers for working with clients with complex needs.VDSB01242019UNDER

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Understanding Social Security Retirement 2019
Expires: Sep. 12th, 2021

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.VDSB09122019UNDER

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Wellbeing Through Time Management for Lawyers (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 6)
Expires: Mar. 19th, 2021

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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.VDSB03192019WELLB

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Workers' Compensation 2019
Expires: May. 14th, 2021

6.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This annual seminar on Workers' Compensation issues will focus on the following issues/presentations: Address from the Industrial Accident Board; Continuances: Why, How, and When to Request Them; “It’s in There”: The Did-you-Knows? of the Workers Compensation Act; Pharmaceutical Philosophies; Keynote Address: The Art of Statutory Interpretation; Case Law Update; Occupational Disease; The Magic of Mediation; Idiopathic Idiosyncrasies; Ethical Issues of Discovery.Vdsb05142019worke

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Workers' Compensation Breakfast Seminar 2019
Expires: Jan. 15th, 2021

3.3 hours CLE credit
Program Highlights: Keynote Address by the Honorable Paul R. Wallace; Section 2311 - Who has to Prove What?; The Impact of Pre-Existing and Intervening Injuries; Subrogation and Settlement; Surgery Issues - Cutting to the Chase; Case Law Update.VDSB01152019WORKE

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Wrongful Conviction 2019
Expires: Apr. 24th, 2021

1.0 hour CLE credit
Originally, CLE was part of Movie Night: My Cousin Vinny. Our panelists will talk about wrongful convictions and their impact on policy, the system, the wrongfully convicted and our ability to prevent future injustice. An overall wrongful conviction estimate of a half percent extrapolates to about 5,000 wrongful felony convictions and the imprisonment of more than 2,000 innocent persons in the United States every year. The DOJ has initiated an Actual Innocence Project, designed to ensure that there are no persons serving time in Delaware correctional facilities who have evidence that establishes their innocence. A wrongful conviction means that people may have been convicted without full access to justice. Providing that access means ensuring that people who have committed crimes are appropriately punished, and it means ensuring that people who have not committed crimes are not punished. We will discuss the assurance that we are fulfilling that responsibility. Justice means that consideration of information from those who are in possession of physical, scientific, or documentary evidence suggesting no criminal wrongdoing. This may include forensic evidence, audio or video evidence, electronic evidence such as e-mail or phone records, or other physical evidence. VDSB04242019MOVIE

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Yin Yang: Assertiveness and Anger Management for Lawyers (Behind the Cool Image 2018, workshop 5)
Expires: Feb. 19th, 2021

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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.VDSB02192019YING_

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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

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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.

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Behind the Cool Image 2020: Lawyering in the 21st Century- Workshop 3- Build Resilience: Improve Your Law Practice
Expires: Jan. 7th, 2022

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 3: A Blueprint to be resilient and ready. Lawyers need to have mental toughness so that you can come back from set-backs, bad results, losses, etc. Learn how resilience thrives on positive thoughts not negative. Pick up tips and skills for overcoming toxic thinking while learning how to increase your happiness factors right now.VDSB01072020build

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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

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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

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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

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CyberSecurity for Your Practice 2020
Expires: Jan. 23rd, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Topic 1: Hot Targets for Hackers: Since law firms handle sensitive client information they are hot targets for hackers. While there are various kinds of hacks possible, they all have drastic impact from a financial perspective to a firm or an individual lawyer. Its commonly believed that these sorts of attacks are covered on legal professional liability (LPL) coverage, there is some truth to this assertion, but there is more to digital privacy, cyber attached, and cyber insurance than LPL is able to cover. Discuss Why Law Firms are Targets, Regulatory Gaps, Claim Statistics, Insurance Coverage Gaps; Topic 2: Cybersecurity for Small and Solo Firms: The new decade brings old and new cyber threats for lawyers. The last decade taught us that cybersecurity is not just for large organizations. Recent surveys revealed that 66 percent of small-to-medium sized businesses reported experiencing a cyber incident in the past year. The new decade will see incidents that range from the non-malicious exposure of sensitive data to extortionate, malware-based attacks. These incidents can raise both ethical and legal issues for Delaware lawyers in all types of practices, and can disrupt legal practice for any lawyer from the solo practitioner to the international organization. Please join us for a discussion of the changing cyber threat landscape, ethical considerations, and growing legal requirements and liabilities relating to cybersecurity for small firms and solo practitioners. VDSB01232020CYBER

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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

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Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure 2020
Expires: Mar. 12th, 2022

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. VDSB03122020FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Law Practice Management and Technology 2020
Expires: May. 14th, 2022

6.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
via Zoom - 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. VDSB05142020FUNDA

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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

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Hate Crimes in Delaware and the Country
Expires: Feb. 19th, 2022

2.5 hours CLE credit
This program will provide an overview of Hate Crimes and Groups, including applicable Federal and State law, as well as investigative methods. Presenters will cover evolving symbols of hate groups, use of social media, differentiating between hate crimes and bias incidents. VDSB02192020HATE_

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HOA Disputes, Blight and Body Cameras 2020
Expires: Feb. 27th, 2022

3.0 hours CLE credit
Learn about Homeowners' Association Disputes and how to navigate between the association and the homeowner; have a discussion about Fines, Fees and How to Preserve Homeownership While Addressing Vacant Structures in Wilmington; Get an Update on Privacy, Discovery and other Considerations regarding the use of law enforcement body cameras. VDSB02272020HOA_d

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How a Legendary Lawyer and White House Butler Aided Martin Luther King Jr (MLK Breakfast Seminar)
Expires: Jan. 20th, 2022

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The lives of Thurgood Marshall, Eugene Allen, and Martin Luther King Jr., intersected in fascinating and revealing ways. In a drama that still resonates powerfully today, historian Wil Haygood talks about the connection between these men, and how they battled on behalf of America.VDSB01202020HOW_A

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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

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Key to Good Health - SLEEP 2020
Expires: May. 7th, 2022

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Part 1: The Detriments of Sleep Deprivation - We live in a culture that celebrates sacrificing sleep and is oblivious to or in denial of, the impairments caused by sleep deprivation. Poor sleep is physically detrimental to the body in the form of weakened immunity, decreased sex drive, increased risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, weight gain and heart disease. Good quality and adequate quantities of sleep have been shown to be vital to maintaining optimal cognitive speed, decision making, reaction time and emotional coping skills. Learn how improving your sleep will improve your daily job performance. Part 2: Tips and Tricks for Better Sleep - Sleep is not as simple as closing your eyes and magically time travelling to morning. There are a host of ways to improve sleep quality. Learn how to improve your Sleep Hygiene to get more effective rest and recharge. We will discuss things you can do, things you should avoid and how to set up an environment supportive of sleep health. VDSB05072020KEY_T

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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

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Labor and Employment Law Update 2020
Expires: Mar. 5th, 2022

3.8 hours CLE credit (includes 0.8 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Program Highlights: Legal Trends and Considerations in Protecting and Accommodating LGBTQ+ Employees; Restrictive Covenants: Recent Developments and Best Practices for Drafting and Litigation; Employee Benefits for the Non-Benefit Practitioner; Handling Whistleblower Complaints: Essential Practices and Considerations; 2020 Labor and Employment Legislative Update.VDSB03052020LABOR

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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_

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Mental Health Defenses in Delaware 2020
Expires: Feb. 12th, 2022

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. VDSB02122020MENTA

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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

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Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism 2020
Expires: Feb. 6th, 2022

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.VDSB02062020RUBEN

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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

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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

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Superior Court Mediation Training at DSBA 2020
Expires: Apr. 20th, 2022

7.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
Normally, this is a 3 day course in all aspects of Mediation Training but due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the first day will be exclusively a Zoom Video CLE presentation and the second day will include ethics and some other training by video. The remainder of the seminar will be produced either thru Zoom or, hopefully, in person. This training is required to perform mediations for the Superior Court. The first day and a half will instruct participants in the basics of mediation, including active listening, language construction, logistics, introductions, etc. The second half of this training will involve hands on practice and assistance from trained top tier mediators in Delaware. VDSB04202020SUPER1

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The Basics of Defending a Residential Eviction Action 2020
Expires: Apr. 14th, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit
FREE ONLINE TRAINING via Zoom! Interested in assisting in pro bono representation of residential eviction cases. Like it or not, almost all lawyers will have a landlord-tenant case no matter what their specialty. This program is designed to provide the most basic tools for dealing effectively with landlord-tenant legal issues and to assist with representing a tenant in a pro bono situation. Learn about Landlord and Tenant Rights and Obligations, Summary Possession, Common Defenses and Other Issues. VDSB04142020THE_B

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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

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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

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The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Vulnerable Populations 2020
Expires: May. 15th, 2022

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
How Delaware's Civil Legal Aid Agencies are Responding - Delaware’s Combined Campaign for Justice (CCJ) was established in 1999 as a partnership of the Delaware State Bar Association (DSBA), Community Legal Aid Society, Inc. (CLASI), Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS) and Legal Services Corporation of Delaware (LSCD). These partners joined to increase the availability of civil legal services to disadvantaged people in Delaware by increasing the resources available to fund legal services. Learn how Delaware’s legal aid agencies are providing critical legal assistance to people in need during the current COVID crisis and how you can help too.Vdsb05152020THE_I

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The Irishman: Separating Fact from Fiction 2020
Expires: Jan. 30th, 2022

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. VDSB01302020THE_I

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Understanding the Governor's Order Permitting Remote Notarization and Witnessing 2020
Expires: May. 5th, 2022

0.5 hour CLE credit
During the State of Emergency, the Governor has authorized the notarization and witnessing of documents remotely using video conferencing technology. This Program will help you understand the rules and procedures to follow to properly perform those tasks, as well as the development and intent of the Governor’s order. VDSB05052020UNDER

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Understanding the Protection From Abuse (PFA) Process 2020
Expires: May. 12th, 2022

3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
A PFA Order is an order of Family Court ordering someone to stop abusing another person, and may include other relief, such as ordering the abuser to stay away from the person being abused. Abuse is defined as any threatening or harmful conduct including serious emotional harm. The Courts need Volunteers to join them in handling these cases in Delaware’s Family Court.Vdsb05122020under

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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

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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_

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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

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Workers Compensation Breakfast Seminar 2020
Expires: Jan. 14th, 2022

3.3 hours CLE credit
Program Highlights include: Keynote Address by the Hon. Jeffrey J. Clark; Hot Topics in Workers' Compensation; Defining Voluntary Removal from the Workplace; Compensability of "Social Events;" Handling Motor Vehicle Collision Cases; Case Law Update.VDSB01142020WORKE

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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

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2019
Fundamentals of Civil Litigation 2019
Expires: Mar. 13th, 2021

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. Program will highlight practice in all Courts including US District Court, US Bankruptcy Court, Delaware Supreme Court, Delaware Court of Chancery, Delaware Superior Court, Delaware Family Court, Delaware CCP, and Delaware JP Courts.VDSB03132019FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Family Law 2019
Expires: Sep. 18th, 2021

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. VDSB09182019FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Lawyer-Client Relations 2019
Expires: Apr. 10th, 2021

6.2 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. Topics will include: What Is a Conflict of Interest?; Avoiding Disciplinary Complaints; Working with the Difficult Client; Lawyers Assistance Program and Professional Guidance Committee; The Bounds of Zealous Advocacy; Your Client and Ethical Considerations in Alternative Dispute Resolution; Fee Disputes: How to Avoid Them and How to Address Those That Arise; The Delaware Way. Vdsb04102019funda

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Fundamentals of Real Estate 2019
Expires: Nov. 6th, 2021

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
One of the 7 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. VDSB11062019funda

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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

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Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure 2020
Expires: Mar. 12th, 2022

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. VDSB03122020FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Law Practice Management and Technology 2020
Expires: May. 14th, 2022

6.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
via Zoom - 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. VDSB05142020FUNDA

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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

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CyberSecurity for Your Practice 2020
Expires: Jan. 23rd, 2022

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Topic 1: Hot Targets for Hackers: Since law firms handle sensitive client information they are hot targets for hackers. While there are various kinds of hacks possible, they all have drastic impact from a financial perspective to a firm or an individual lawyer. Its commonly believed that these sorts of attacks are covered on legal professional liability (LPL) coverage, there is some truth to this assertion, but there is more to digital privacy, cyber attached, and cyber insurance than LPL is able to cover. Discuss Why Law Firms are Targets, Regulatory Gaps, Claim Statistics, Insurance Coverage Gaps; Topic 2: Cybersecurity for Small and Solo Firms: The new decade brings old and new cyber threats for lawyers. The last decade taught us that cybersecurity is not just for large organizations. Recent surveys revealed that 66 percent of small-to-medium sized businesses reported experiencing a cyber incident in the past year. The new decade will see incidents that range from the non-malicious exposure of sensitive data to extortionate, malware-based attacks. These incidents can raise both ethical and legal issues for Delaware lawyers in all types of practices, and can disrupt legal practice for any lawyer from the solo practitioner to the international organization. Please join us for a discussion of the changing cyber threat landscape, ethical considerations, and growing legal requirements and liabilities relating to cybersecurity for small firms and solo practitioners. VDSB01232020CYBER

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Hate Crimes in Delaware and the Country
Expires: Feb. 19th, 2022

2.5 hours CLE credit
This program will provide an overview of Hate Crimes and Groups, including applicable Federal and State law, as well as investigative methods. Presenters will cover evolving symbols of hate groups, use of social media, differentiating between hate crimes and bias incidents. VDSB02192020HATE_

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The Irishman: Separating Fact from Fiction 2020
Expires: Jan. 30th, 2022

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. VDSB01302020THE_I

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Wrongful Conviction 2019
Expires: Apr. 24th, 2021

1.0 hour CLE credit
Originally, CLE was part of Movie Night: My Cousin Vinny. Our panelists will talk about wrongful convictions and their impact on policy, the system, the wrongfully convicted and our ability to prevent future injustice. An overall wrongful conviction estimate of a half percent extrapolates to about 5,000 wrongful felony convictions and the imprisonment of more than 2,000 innocent persons in the United States every year. The DOJ has initiated an Actual Innocence Project, designed to ensure that there are no persons serving time in Delaware correctional facilities who have evidence that establishes their innocence. A wrongful conviction means that people may have been convicted without full access to justice. Providing that access means ensuring that people who have committed crimes are appropriately punished, and it means ensuring that people who have not committed crimes are not punished. We will discuss the assurance that we are fulfilling that responsibility. Justice means that consideration of information from those who are in possession of physical, scientific, or documentary evidence suggesting no criminal wrongdoing. This may include forensic evidence, audio or video evidence, electronic evidence such as e-mail or phone records, or other physical evidence. VDSB04242019MOVIE

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