Loading Events
This event has passed.

Sponsored by the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee of the DSBA, LGBTQ+ Section, Multi-cultural Judge & Lawyers Section, and the Women and the Law Section

2.0 Hour CLE credits for Delaware and Pennsylvania Attorneys

Course Materials

CLE is a HYBRID CLE.  You may register for this event as a live participant or by Zoom.  Even if you register as a live participant, you will receive a Zoom link by email immediately which you may disregard if not attending by Zoom. (Check spam folders if you do not.) If you are going to attend the live session, you will report to the venue and check in.  Only live attendees will receive live CLE credits after 12/31/2022.

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



9 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This panel will discuss the process of applying for a judicial vacancy and will include a question and answer session with members of the JNC

 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The process of applying for a judicial seat seems to be cloaked in mystery.  This panel will discuss the portion of the application process that involved the JNC.  The panelists, members of the JNC, will discuss and answer questions such as why the process is confidential and what is required to be submitted with the application.    


Kathleen M. Miller, Esquire
Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins, LLP


Doneene Keemer Damon, Esquire
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

 Yvonne Takvorian Saville, Esquire
Weiss, Saville & Houser, P.A.

 Shakuntla L. Bhaya, Esquire
Doroshow Pasquale Krawitz & Bhaya

William W. Bowser, Esquire
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Chair, Judicial Nominating Commission

Lynne Howard
Lay Member, Judicial Nominating Commission

 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

So you want to be a judge?  Hear from panelists that have gone through the process and find out what it is really like being a judge.   Senator Kyle Gay, vice chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will also be on hand to provide insight into the senate approval process.


Kathleen M. Miller, Esquire
Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP


The Honorable Lori W. Will
Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Meghan A. Adams
Superior Court of the State of Delaware

 The Honorable Craig A. Karsnitz
Superior Court of the State of Delaware

 The Honorable Vivian L. Medinilla
Superior Court of the State of Delaware

 The Honorable Monica A. Horton
Court of Common Pleas of the State of Delaware

Senator Kyle Evans Gay, Esquire
Connolly Gallagher LLP


This CLE will be conducted live and via Zoom. To register, visit www.dsba.org/cle and select this seminar, choosing whether you wish to attend live or by Zoom.  If registering for EITHER method, you will receive an email back from Zoom immediately providing you with the correct login information. If attending by zoom and you do not receive this email, contact DSBA via email: reception@dsba.org. The Supreme Court of the State of Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education cannot accept phone conferencing only. You must attend through a device that allows DSBA to obtain your Bar ID in order to receive CLE Credit. Your attendance will be automatically monitored beginning at the scheduled start time and will be completed when the CLE has ended. If you enter or leave the seminar after or before the scheduled star t /end time, you will receive credit only for the time you attended. Your
CLE credits will be submitted to the Delaware and Pennsylvania Commissions on CLE, as usual.

Naturally, if you attend the seminar live, you must sign in and we will use your attendance as the means for reporting the live credit.

DSBA Members $100
DSBA Government Members $90
Non-members (get member rate by JOINING) $200
Pennsylvania Credit – add: $8

* advertised price is for the standard member rate.


Those attendees who wish to receive CLE credit, other than from Delaware or Pennsylvania, should contact their individual State’s CLE Commission for credit. The Delaware State Bar Association can provide you with the Agenda (included in the Materials sent with your registration confirmation) and a Certificate of Attendance (upon completion of the webinar), which should meet the requirements of compliance.

All rates include CLE Seminar and any materials. To register now or review DSBA CLE Policies, click below.