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

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Please note that PA credit is not available for video viewing of online DSBA CLEs as per PACLE Rule 107.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Another Dimension to Diversity 2019: Learning from the Experience of Lawyers with Disabilities
2.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
DSB11192019ANOTH
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

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Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Mediation in Delaware Courts 2019
3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
DSB11202019MEDIA
(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.

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Thursday, December 12, 2019
Global Sustainability and the Law
1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
DSB12122019GLOBA
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.

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Friday, December 13, 2019
Family Law Update 2019
6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
DSB12132019FAMIL
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.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Behind the Cool Image 2020: Lawyering in the 21st Century- Workshop 3- Build Reslience: Improve Your Law Practice
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
DSB01072020build
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.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Workers Compensation Breakfast Seminar 2020
3.0 hours CLE credit
DSB01142020WORKE
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.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Behind the Cool Image 2020: Lawyering in the 21st Century- Workshop 4 - Knowing What you Need to be Good to Yourself
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
DSB02042020KNOWI
A five-part series on wellness. Register for one or get a discount for all five. Workshop 4: A Blueprint for Self-love and what you need to know to nourish yourself. Learn how to be assertive without being aggressive. Learn to say no and put your oxygen mask on first. Realize that some selfish is good selfish and aides in total wellness.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Behind the Cool Image 2020: Lawyering in the 21st Century- Workshop 5 - Wellbeing Through Time Management for Lawyers
1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
dsb03032020wellb
A five-part series on wellness. Register for one or get a discount for all five. Workshop 5: A blueprint for Self and Time Management – just for legal professionals. Learn the elements of a time management plan and how to successfully implement it. Learn how to quash that procrastination. (Workbook available)

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Monday, March 23, 2020
Destination CLE 2020: Big Island
15.5 hours CLE credit (includes 11.0 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
DSB03232020DESTI
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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Family Law Update 2017
Expires: Dec. 15th, 2019

6.3 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This seminar highlights those issues which are important and sometimes vexing to family law practitioners. Included in the program will be a look at recent case law and rule changes which affect the practice and tips from seasoned lawyers on representing clients in some of the most emotionally difficult cases that attorneys face. Topics included are: CAC Interviews from Start to Finish; Overcoming the 724A Sex Offender Rebuttable Presumption and DFS v. Mark O'Bryan Decision; How to Fire a Client and How to Admit When You've Made a Mistake; Update from the Family Court; High Conflict Custody Cases & Co-Parenting Assessments; 2017 Case Law. UpdateVDSB12152017FAMIL

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Movie Night at DSBA 2017 - MIracle on 34th Street
Expires: Dec. 13th, 2019

1.0 hour CLE credit
Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 American Christmas comedy-drama film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity. In 2005, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant". The CLE discussion following will discuss: Mental Health Commitment Hearings: Rights and Responsibilities and Recognizing, Preventing, and Responding to Elder Abuse. VDSB12132017MOVIE

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Superior Court Mediation Training at the DSBA - A 6-Hour Refresher Seminar 2017
Expires: Nov. 28th, 2019

6.0 hours CLE credit
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. This seminar will assist mediators to comply with Superior Court's administrative directive requiring mediators hone their skills every seven years. Anyone who has already received the initial training either with the Court or through the DSBA may take this course to renew their certification with the Court. VDSB11282017SUPER

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The Law Firm's Swiss Army Knife 2017
Expires: Dec. 12th, 2019

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Lawyers must effectively maintain more and more types of data with each coming year. It's difficult to stay on top of everything, especially for solo and small firms. In the current climate, both lawyers and regulators understand that technology eases that burden and no technology solution is more effective in the solo and small firm environment than law practice management software. Law practice management software represents a holistic remedy for what ails lawyers. It is a single software that combines calendar, email, document and financial management features. Since modern law practice management software is available in the cloud, it allows for greater flexibility and mobility and it's less expensive to acquire than ever before. Because the software syncs with your calendar and email, it keeps you on track and allows you to monitor case status and staff interaction and make you more efficient. It can help you to avoid malpractice, since things are less likely to fall through the cracks. Law practice management software can help you better manage your trust accounting responsibilities. Join us, as we discuss the major features of law practice management software and how these advantage law firms, while reviewing the available options in the current market. VDSB12122017THE_L

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The Nuts, Bolts, and Hard Drives of Trial
Expires: Dec. 7th, 2019

6.8 hours CLE credit (includes 2.0 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
This CLE Seminar illustrates proven trial methods for a full learning experience, which exposes participants to different approaches and ideas in solving common trial issues. Topics include opening and closing statements, cross-examination of witnesses, trial ethics, discovery, ESI and dealing with the Court. The American Board of Trial Advocates is an invitation only organization of trial attorneys who have demonstrated excellent trial skills while maintaining the highest levels of professionalism, integrity, honor and courtesy. Members of the Delaware chapter include Myron T. Steele, Esquire, former Chief Justice, Delaware Supreme Court; Robert B. Young, Esquire, Former Judge, Delaware Superior Court; and The Honorable Sherry R. Fallon, U.S. Magistrate, United States District Court.VDSB12072017THE_N

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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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An Interview by Dean Rodney A. Smolla with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Civil Rights 2018
Expires: Apr. 4th, 2020

2.0 hours CLE credit
Although this nation was founded on principles of civil rights — the idea that every person is born equal, regardless of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation and other identifying markers — civil rights cases are filed across the nation each year. When civil rights are violated, attorneys need to consider not only current legislation, but also constitutional amendments and their application to the law. Dr. King and other civil rights activists made a lasting impact utilizing nonviolent protests and a consistent message. The push for civil rights is still paramount. The strides made by Dr. King and other civil rights activists lead us to the place we are today, but, we still have a ways to go. Dr. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968 in Memphis at the age of 39. The year 2018 marks 50 years after his death. For almost 20 years, the Rev. John Moore, Sr. of Magnolia has brought his impersonation of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to various audiences, complete with the revolutionary’s intonations and inflections. The Rev. Moore makes 30 to 40 appearances a year as a King reenactor, taking the message up and down the state. Although Rev. Moore grew up in tough circumstances in Philadelphia, he completed a 20-year career in the U.S. Air Force and is now the Vice President of Resource Development for United Way of Delaware. Rodney A. Smolla, Esquire is an award-winning author and First Amendment scholar. He is currently the Dean of Widener University Delaware Law School. Dean Smolla will pose questions to “Dr. King” that help the audience understand the Civil Rights points made in Dr. King’s speeches and writings. VDSB04042018AN_IN

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Arbitration Rule 16.1: The Comeback...Bench and Bar 2018
Expires: Jul. 23rd, 2020

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This panel will discuss the various ways Courts are addressing effective dispute resolution including the Superior Court revised and improved Rule 16.1, the Court of Common Pleas Special Election Docket (SPEED) and an introduction to he newly formed Path to Trial Committee, which is assessing revisions to existing speedy trial guidelines and court rules, with a view toward enhancing efficiency and effectiveness at each step along the “path to trial” (and beyond). Panelists will focus on the ethics of ADR including adherence to confidentiality agreements and ethics rules related to confidentiality, preparation, communication and civility.Vdsb07232018arbit

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Arbitration Training and Certification as a Family Law Arbitrator 2018
Expires: Feb. 27th, 2020

2.0 hours CLE credit
Experienced arbitrators in the area of Family Law will provide attendees with wisdom and insight as to the best practices for handling arbitration in divorce ancillary matters in the Family Court of the State of Delaware, focusing on Family Court Civil Rule 16.3 and the Model Family Law Arbitration Act. In order to be certified, participants must also have attended (or watched on video) the 2/8/17 General Arbitration Training Course. DSBA offers certification in Personal Injury Arbitration, Employment and Labor Arbitration, and Commercial Arbitration which are available on video.VDSB02272018ARBIT

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Best Practices in State Court Cases: Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Violence Against Women Act Confidentiality - Bench and Bar 2018
Expires: Jul. 23rd, 2020

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Immigrant children come before state court judges in cases that can have a profound impact on the child’s health, welfare, well-being, and best interests. This workshop will discuss cases in which courts will encounter SIJS eligible children and best practices for these issues and will include distribution of a bench book. Courts are seeing a rise in cases in which litigants and defendants are using discovery as a tactic to obtain information about an abused immigrant’s immigration case; this seminar will focus on federal protection for such information. Vdsb07232018BEST_

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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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Blockchain II - Where No Contract Has Gone Before - Bench and Bar 2018
Expires: Jul. 23rd, 2020

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Blockchain will radically change the way we do business by providing decentralized, distributed transactions in almost every industry. An all-star lineup shares thoughts on capital formation and crypto-currency, smart contracts and the practice of law. Vdsb07232018block

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Blockchain Technology for Lawyers 2018
Expires: Apr. 17th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Blockchain technology provides a radically different way to form commercial relationships and execute transactions. From smart contracts to crypto-currency, blockchain technology will revolutionalize commercial transactions and lawyers who practice in this area will be well-advised to understand the technology, the regulations, the case law, the potential uses, and what is coming next for your clients. VDSB04172018BLOCK

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Corwin, Appraisal and Alternative Entity Developments 2018
Expires: Jun. 6th, 2020

4.0 hours CLE credit
Updates That Transactional Lawyers and Litigators Need to Know - A View from the Bench and Bar -- This Panel of outstanding litigators and transactional attorneys and a member of the Court of Chancery will discuss recent statutory and case law developments in Delaware’s corporate law. Among the topics to be addressed are the Corwin doctrine, appraisal, and recent statutory and case law developments regarding unincorporated entities, including pending amendments to permit series of limited liability companies. 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.Vdsb06062018corwi

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Current Trends in Alternative Dispute Resolution 2018
Expires: May. 8th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit
Part I in the ADR Series. A discussion of relevant trends in alternative dispute resolution, including the implementation of Superior Court Civil Rule 16.1. Also check out April 26, 2018 - Ethics in Mediation & May 8, 2018 Getting to Settled.

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Disability Awareness and the Benefits of a More Inclusive Legal Profession 2018
Expires: Jan. 18th, 2020

2.0 hours CLE credit
Lawyers with disabilities are one of the most underrepresented groups in the legal profession. But, a fundamental shift is underway, as lawyers with disabilities increasingly make their mark in the profession. This program will explore the benefits of inclusion, and identify best practices for recognizing and addressing barriers to the recruitment, employment, advancement, general success of lawyers with disabilities and the Bar as a whole.VDSB01182018DISAB

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Environmental Law 2018
Expires: Jun. 1st, 2020

3.3 hours CLE credit
This seminar will involve a keynote address from the Deputy Regional Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region III, and discussion on current environmental matters affecting Delaware. Topics will include the recently amended Delaware Coastal Zone Act, Delaware’s response to drinking water contamination issues and the future of offshore wind.VDSB06012018ENVIR

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Ethical and Professional Depositions - Bench and Bar 2018
Expires: Jul. 23rd, 2020

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Hear from the author who literally wrote the book on depositions and a panel of attorneys who consistently raise the bar in this field of practice. Learn the best way to adhere to rules of ethics and professionalism as you prepare for and conduct a deposition, lodge effective objections with civility and zealous advocacy, and make the most of this pre-trial device.Vdsb07232018ethic

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Ethics in Arbitration 2018
Expires: Mar. 6th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Alternative Dispute Resolution comes with its own ethical challenges. Come listen to one of the Bar's most active arbitrators and learn the various pitfalls that an arbitrator may face and potential ways to avoid such issues. VDSB03062018ETHIC

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Ethics in Mediation 2018
Expires: Apr. 26th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Part II in the ADR Series. Lunch & Learn; A discussion of the potential pitfalls both for mediators and attorneys representing clients during the mediation process. Also check out May 8, 2018 - Getting to Settled. Previous offering- April 10, 2018 Current Trends in ADR. VDSB04262018ETHIC

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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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Finance for Lawyers 2018
Expires: Apr. 11th, 2020

5.3 hours CLE credit
Joseph Novello, CPA MBA, began his career in accounting and management consulting at Ernst & Young in New York City. He obtained his CPA license in New York and his MBA in Finance from New York University. His wealth of experience was gained from working in both domestic and foreign Fortune 500 companies as Controller, CFO, Director of Planning and Analysis, and Director of Sales Operations.Foundations of Modern Accounting and the Basic Equation of Finance. Mr. Novello will assist attendees with the following areas: Foundations of Modern Accounting and the Basic Equation of Finance; Financial Statements; Accounting Methodologies and Principles; Who’s Who in Financial Reporting; Private Company Accounting; Key Numbers and Ratios; Present Value Concepts and Business Valuations; The Lawyer’s Role in Financial Audits; Basic Concepts of Financial Investment; and Financial Fraud Schemes. This seminar is great for lawyers but also other professionals in your office. VDSB04112018FINAN

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Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure 2018
Expires: Mar. 13th, 2020

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure seminar is intended to address routine and necessary issues in criminal cases. 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, to post-trial practice. Speakers and panelists will focus on each stage in the criminal process and provide insight from experienced practitioners and the perspective of young practitioners as well.VDSB03132018FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Law Practice Management and Technology 2018
Expires: Sep. 12th, 2020

6.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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.Vdsb09122018FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Real Estate 2018
Expires: Feb. 14th, 2020

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This seminar is part of the 7 required fundamentals courses. 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. VDSB02142018FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2018
Expires: Oct. 17th, 2020

6.0 hours CLE credit
This course is one of the seven Fundamentals courses which new bar members must take to comply with their Continuing Legal Education Commission requirements. Attendees will learn from experienced practitioners about the basics of estate planning and estate administration. This engaging and interactive program is designed to equip those new to the practice area with the tools needed to succeed and is full of practical tips. You will even get to see a case study to demonstrate the sorts of things you will need to know to practice in this area.VDSB10172018FUNDA

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Getting Paid: Collecting Overdue Receivables 2018
Expires: Apr. 5th, 2020

2.0 hours CLE credit
How do you ensure that you will get paid for the work you do? Unfortunately, there is no single magic secret to share as to why some firms get paid and others don’t. Rather, there is a proven methodology you can and should follow. This course will take you through the series of essential steps, which are guaranteed to reduce your receivables and improve your cash flow. Covered topics include the emotional issues connected to managing receivables for both attorneys and clients; performing credit checks; engagement agreements; timing issues; billing and follow-up; communications; and when to put the pen down. This course additionally includes details on how to create an automated receivable follow-up program; taking credit cards; liens on files; reporting non-paying clients to credit bureaus; and the pros and cons of bringing suit to collect fees. Note: This course is also suitable for bookkeepers or other key office personnel who are involved in the receivable management process. VDSB04052018GETTI

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Health Law and Requests for Medical Records 2018
Expires: Feb. 22nd, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit
Hospitals and healthcare providers are bound by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) which is often a misunderstood law governing issues on access to patient's medical information. Come learn more about the complexities of HIPAA and how it is often improperly used to restrict disclosure of information by people and organizations which are not covered by the Act. VDSB02222018HEALT

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Income Tax Withholding for Non-Residents in Real Estate Transactions/Revised Form 5403 (2018)
Expires: Oct. 2nd, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit
Recent legislation requires non-resident sellers of Delaware real estate to report capital gains realized on the sale of real estate and to submit estimated state income tax on such gains. A non resident seller under this legislation includes not only individuals or corporations not incorporated in Delaware, but also non-resident pass-through entities (such as LLCs) that have one or more non-resident members. Come learn more about this significant and technical change with experts in property law and the changes from the Division of Revenue.

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International E-Discovery Update: The Impact of New International Privacy Laws on Your Discovery Practice
Expires: Apr. 25th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This program will provide attendees with a brief overview of the international discovery process and current regulatory and practical updates that will impact international e-discovery. The panel will start with a discussion of the Hague Convention and its impact on international discovery. Next, the panel will discuss data privacy and the interplay with international law considerations. The majority of this discussion will be related to the upcoming enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation (or “GDPR”), which takes effect this May. Finally, the panel will provide ethical considerations for attorneys practicing in matters involving private international law in light of the recent advancements discussed during the presentation. VDSB04252018INTER

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Labor and Employment Law Update 2018
Expires: Mar. 27th, 2020

5.5 hours CLE credit (includes 2.0 hours Enhanced Ethics credit)
This year's program: Sexual Harassment Law in the Wake of #MeToo - Is #MeToo impacting employment litigation, or is the rest of the world finally catching up with the state of employment law? What has the increased media attention done to change the landscape of sexual harassment law, including in law firms? Will Delaware Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4 have any impact? **** A View From the Bench - District and state court judges address concerns they have regarding the courts’ case load, integrity in pleadings, usefulness and range of options for ADR – all within the context of their employment docket. **** Legislative Update - “The Tim and Kevin Show” is back to bring us updates since the end of last year and to forecast upcoming legislation that may have an impact in the field of employment law. **** Updates from the EEOC & DDOL - Representatives from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Delaware Department of Labor share statistics on charges filed, disposal and cause finding rates, and specific areas of law frequently implicated by charges, and how to get the most out of mediation. **** Data Security in Employment Law - Laws are changing regarding employers’ obligations when it comes to data breaches and security obligations. What should employers be wary of, and how can they stay in compliance? What rights do these laws provide to employees? VDSB03272018LABOR

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Litigation Academy: Session I - Pretrial Strategy
Expires: Sep. 11th, 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 first session is on Pretrial Strategy and how you learn what you need to know to effectively develop trial strategy, focusing on motions to dismiss, requests for admissions, and interrogatories and the appropriate use of these pleadings so as not to overburden or harass opponents or make litigation more expensive. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills. VDSB09112018LITIG

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Litigation Academy: Session II - Dispositive Motions, Depositions, Pretrial Stips & Privilege 2018
Expires: Sep. 18th, 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 first session is on Pretrial Strategy and how you learn what you need to know to effectively develop trial strategy, focusing on motions to dismiss, requests for admissions, and interrogatories and the appropriate use of these pleadings so as not to overburden or harass opponents or make litigation more expensive. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills. This session will focus on the preparation and filing of dispositive motions, depositions, pretrial stipulations with a special focus on privilege and the ethics of handling lawyer-client privilege. VDSB09182018LITIG

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Litigation Academy: Session III - Trial Presentation, Witnesses, Opening Statements & Technology
Expires: Oct. 18th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The Litigation Academy fills a growing experience gap for new lawyers, and serves the court and public by ensuring higher-quality representation. The third session is on Pretrial Actions such as the filing of motions to dismiss or 12b6 motions, depositions, experts, pretrial stipulations, privilege logs and an attorney's obligation to review discovery with an ethical focus on proponent and recipient privilege logs. The Litigation Academy is a 6-session series of programs (9/11; 9/18; 10/18; 10/31; 11/13; and 12/5) aimed at developing practical litigation and trial skills. The series, of which the entirety will be moderated by The Honorable M. Jane Brady, prepares local practitioners of all ages with practical hands-on litigation and trial training. In an era when fewer disputes reach court, with far fewer tried to verdict, the Litigation Academy fills a need for attorneys to develop these practical skills. Vdsb10182018LITIG

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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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Meeting the Challenges of Domestic Violence in Custody Cases - Bench and Bar 2018
Expires: Jul. 23rd, 2020

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Making decisions in custody cases is difficult when domestic violence is present. The panel will discuss considerations for victims who are seeking custody, the Court’s approach to making decisions after a finding of domestic violence, and the greatest challenges. The panel will highlight recent work being done to improve the ability of Family Court to reach the best solutions in these cases and will focus on the role of professionalism and civility in the handling of confidential matters.Vdsb07232018meeti

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New Expectations in Forensic Science - Bench and Bar 2018
Expires: Jul. 23rd, 2020

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Forensic evidence is entering a new era of scrutiny and this panel will look at accepted evidentiary forensics and how science is showing that your case may not necessarily be airtight. Hear from experts and practitioners about firearms identification and DNA. Vdsb07232018new_e

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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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Raising the Bar by Closing the Gap - Bench and Bar 2018
Expires: Jul. 22nd, 2020

1.5 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Bench and Bar 2018 - Does having the “keys to the courthouse doors” obligate attorneys to ensure that there is justice for everyone? A panel of practioners and judicial officers explore what responsibilities come hand in hand with the decision to join this profession. VDSB07232018RAISI

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Recent Developments and Legislative Changes in Commercial Law 2018
Expires: Oct. 10th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This seminar will provide an overview of the current hot topics in Delaware commercial and entity law. The program will begin with a discussion of important developments in unclaimed property law, including the recent adoption of a new unclaimed property act in Delaware, and changes being made to the Delaware unclaimed property program. The program will then focus on how blockchain technology and smart contracts may impact commercial lawyers now and in the future. The program will end with discussions on significant changes and case law involving Delaware corporations and Delaware alternative entities, including limited liability companies and limited partnerships. VDSB10102018RECEN

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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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Reflections on Dr. King: A Model of Leadership, MLK Breakfast Seminar 2018
Expires: Jan. 15th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
As part of the annual MLK Breakfast, there will be a one hour seminar included in the price of your admission. Come listen to Vice President Joe Biden as he speaks on Dr. King's particular special brand of leadership. In order to sign up for the breakfast, you must RSVP by Jan. 4, 2018 by registering online via the link on the DSBA homepage.VDSB01152018REFLE

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Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar on Ethics and Professionalism 2018
Expires: Feb. 2nd, 2020

6.3 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
The 23rd Annual Rubenstein-Walsh Seminar features 6.3 ethics credits with the following topics: Ethics Update - Hot Topics in the World of Attorney Discipline; ADR in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware; Out-of-State Clients & Litigators: Undermining "The Delaware Way"?; The Use of Special Discovery Masters in State and Federal Courts; Ethics Twister: An Interactive Game to Test Your Ethical IQ; Ethcis and Professionalism in Bankruptcy Practice; and The Renewal of Civility in Delaware.VDSB02022018ruben

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Short Topics in Real Estate 2018
Expires: Apr. 19th, 2020

3.8 hours CLE credit
Hear from experienced real estate attorneys on current trends in environmental law, property rights and title insurance claims, as well as an update on the newest Delaware cases affecting real estate law.Vdsb04192018short

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Social Security Benefits and the Legal Practitioner 2018
Expires: Apr. 12th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
There are a variety of Social Security laws in place governing how Social Security programs are run, how a person can qualify for benefits, and what those benefits can provide. This 3-hour course will explore these areas in detail, and give tips and strategies to make you a more successful advocate.VDSB04122018SOCIA

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State v. Steven Pennell: The Story of the Investigation and Trial of Delaware's Only Serial Killer
Expires: Feb. 8th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit
In 1988, the Delaware State Police and the New Castle County Police began the painstaking investigation into a series of brutal murders along the Route 40 corridor that eventually led to the arrest of serial killer Steven Pennell. This CLE will discuss that investigation from the perspective of the police detectives who worked around the clock and the legal challenges presented in their pursuit of Delaware’s first serial killer. This CLE will also discuss the many unique issues and challenges presented in the 1989 trial of this case, and will provide perspectives from the trial judge, prosecutor, and defense counsel. Some of the unique issues included the first use of DNA in a Delaware criminal trial, a media request for access to jurors names, seizure of fibers by an undercover police officer from the suspect’s van, and the ethical implications of a later post-trial no contest plea and appeal by then pro se Pennell. VDSB02082018STATE

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Supreme Court Review 2018: A Discussion of Decisions at the Highest State and Federal Judicial Levels
Expires: Sep. 28th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit
Program Highlights: Delaware Supreme Court decisions on Corporate Law, Criminal Law and Family Law; 2018 U.S. Supreme Court Cases and Upcoming Cases; Important Constitutional Law Issues.VDSB09282018SUPRE

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The Anything-But-Wonderful World of Disney: A Look at the In Re Walt Disney Co. Derivative Litigation and the Ensuing Trial, Brehm v. Eisner
Expires: May. 16th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit
It has been 20 years since the Delaware Court of Chancery began wrestling with this famous case and its powerful players in an action that centered on a corporate board’s decision to approve a $140 million dollar severance to the company’s outgoing President, Michael Ovitz. At issue here were numerous corporate law questions involving bad faith, board oversight, and equity. Reassembled for this anniversary series seminar are many of the players who debated the issues and tried to avoid the intense media attention, including the Chancellor who wrote the opinion, a justice who heard the appeal, and most of the original party counsel to discuss the history of this case, the thoughts behind the opinions and what Disney’s impact on corporate law has been.VDSB05162018THE_A

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The Elephant in the Room II 2018
Expires: Mar. 22nd, 2020

5.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
This continuing legal education seminar is a partnership with The Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program (DE-LAP), Professional Guidance Committee, and Lawyers Assistance Committee, to bring education and training to the Delaware Bar, as well as serve as a training for the committee volunteers, regarding the Rules of Professional Conduct and issues effecting the quality of life and quality of professionalism of lawyers within Delaware and nationally.VDSB03222018THE_E

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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 Nuts and Bolts of Wellness Within the Legal Profession (Behind the Cool Image 2018 Workshop 1)
Expires: Sep. 18th, 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. As host, DE-LAP staff will explore and discuss the ABA Wellness Task Force, the Wellness Program, and will encourage fitness to practice through prevention and wellness.VDSB09182018the_n

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The Opioid Epidemic and the Law 2018
Expires: Sep. 26th, 2020

3.0 hours CLE credit
With changes in medical standards of care regarding pain management, there has been a significant increase in the amount of opiate prescriptions and, consequently, a remarkable increase in opiate-related overdoses and death. Families are beginning to hold doctors legally accountable for the opiate-related deaths of their loved ones. What developments should lawyers be aware of and what are the potential legal impacts of these developments?VDSB09262018THE_O1

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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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The Two Sides of Cybersecurity: Proactive Planning & Incident Response 2018
Expires: Jan. 25th, 2020

2.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Failing to maintain a reasonable Cybersecurity program is a path to the dark side. It also will violate the newly amended Delaware Data Breach Notification Law as of April 2018. Join Cyber lawyers from the public and private sector to explore how to develop a Cybersecurity program from both the proactive and incident response perspectives. VDSB01252018THE_T

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Trial Evidence Update 2018
Expires: Mar. 29th, 2020

2.0 hours CLE credit
This seminar will discuss developments and hot topics related to trial evidence, including the recent update to the Delaware Uniform Rules of Evidence, including updates to Rules 408, 502 & 801. The distinguished panel will also discuss when to raise an objection, motions in limine, discovery, disclosures, Jencks, Brady, witness statements, protective orders, Bruton, 3507 prior statements, 609 prior convictions, 404(b) prior bad acts, and 613 prior statements. Finally, get a comprehensive understanding of Daubert admissibility of expert witness testimony.VDSB03292018TRIAL

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Truth in Litigation 2018
Expires: Apr. 24th, 2020

1.0 hour CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
Delaware Rule of Professional Conduct 3.3 (a) (3) requires “Candor to the Tribunal,” which means lawyers cannot knowingly offer evidence that they know to be false. Moreover, they have an affirmative duty to take “reasonable remedial measures” to correct any falsehoods made to the court. This seminar will explore how Delaware Courts have applied this duty to attorneys in areas such as providing citations for the correct purpose, omitting to disclose important adversarial evidence, and correcting false client testimony. VDSB04242018TRUTH

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Wellbeing and Physical Fitness (Behind the Cool Image 2018 Workshop 2)
Expires: Oct. 16th, 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. This workshop will focus on embracing physical exercise and how to fit it into daily routines despite a busy legal career.Vdsb10162018wellb

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Workers' Compensation 2018
Expires: May. 2nd, 2020

6.5 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This year's program: Address from the Industrial Accident Board; Voluntary Removal from the Labor Market; “Road Trip”: Issues in Scope and Course; Pharmaceutical Philosophies; Keynote Address: The Art of ADR and Settlement by The Honorable Charles H. Toliver IV; Case Law Update; The New Face of the Displaced Worker;Procedural Practice Pointers; Client Counseling in Commutations and Closures; Ethical Issues in Settlement

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Workers' Compensation Breakfast Seminar 2018
Expires: Jan. 17th, 2020

3.3 hours CLE credit
This years topics include: Keynote Address by the Honorable Vivian L. Medinilla; Best Practices for Mediation; "Can't Win for Losing: Forfeiture Under 19 Del. C. § 2353; Paper Trail - Liability Under 19 Del. C. § 2311; Idiopathic Falls and Other Mishaps; Case Law Update.VDSB01172018WORKE

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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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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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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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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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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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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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2018
Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure 2018
Expires: Mar. 13th, 2020

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 1.0 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This Fundamentals of Criminal Law and Procedure seminar is intended to address routine and necessary issues in criminal cases. 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, to post-trial practice. Speakers and panelists will focus on each stage in the criminal process and provide insight from experienced practitioners and the perspective of young practitioners as well.VDSB03132018FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Law Practice Management and Technology 2018
Expires: Sep. 12th, 2020

6.0 hours CLE credit in Enhanced Ethics
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.Vdsb09122018FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Real Estate 2018
Expires: Feb. 14th, 2020

6.0 hours CLE credit (includes 0.5 hour Enhanced Ethics credit)
This seminar is part of the 7 required fundamentals courses. 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. VDSB02142018FUNDA

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Fundamentals of Will Drafting and Estate Administration 2018
Expires: Oct. 17th, 2020

6.0 hours CLE credit
This course is one of the seven Fundamentals courses which new bar members must take to comply with their Continuing Legal Education Commission requirements. Attendees will learn from experienced practitioners about the basics of estate planning and estate administration. This engaging and interactive program is designed to equip those new to the practice area with the tools needed to succeed and is full of practical tips. You will even get to see a case study to demonstrate the sorts of things you will need to know to practice in this area.VDSB10172018FUNDA

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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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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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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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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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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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