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2.0 Hours CLE credits with .5 Hours in Enhanced Ethics for Delaware and Pennsylvania Attorneys

Registration Information

This will be 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 do not receive your Zoom link upon registration, please contact reception@dsba.org

As DNA databases continue to grow, law enforcement and prosecutors are finding a treasure of information help solve current crimes and cold cases.  The Founding Fathers never imagined the scenarios by which an individual’s right to privacy or to legal search and seizure might be implicated by this fast-moving area of evidence and law.  Join a panel of the best criminal minds in Delaware as they explore the various investigative techniques, suppression issues, and admissibility arguments.  This seminar will take an in-depth look at the leading Delaware cases and persuasive law from other states.

Program Highlights:

Suppression Motions
Introduction of the Technology and Rise of DNA testing through Genealogical Sites as an Investigative Technique
Case Law- DNA, Daubert, Cellular, Geofences
Issues for the Future
Q & A


DNA: Do Not Access or Don’t Need Approval?  A look at the Rising Law Surrounding DNA Information 2022

Familial DNA/ Genealogy /sites and the 4th Amendment CLE
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM


The Honorable Jan R. Jurden, President Judge,
Superior Court of the State of Delaware


Kevin J. O’Connell, Esquire, Chief Defender,
Office of Defense Services of the State of Delaware

Thomas A. Pedersen, Esquire,
Thomas A. Pedersen, Attorney at Law

Sonia Augusthy, Esquire
Office of Defense Services of the State of Delaware

John S. Taylor, Esquire,
Delaware Department of Justice of the State of Delaware

Jenna R. Milecki, Esquire,
Delaware Department of Justice of the State of Delaware

Matthew C. Bloom, Esquire
Delaware Department of Justice of the State of Delaware


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 $80
DSBA Government Members $60
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.