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Sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association 

6.5 Hours of CLE credit including 2.5 Hours of Enhanced Ethics 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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Family Court Rule Updates; Protection From Abuse Pet Peeves; Delaware Lawyers Assistance Program; The State of the Family Court; Mindfulness Meditation; and Case Law Update



8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Family Court Rule Updates
The Honorable Felice G. Kerr
Judge, Family Court of the State of Delaware
Gretchen Knight, Esquire
Morris James LLP

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Protection From Abuse Pet Peeves
Shawn Dougherty, Esquire
Weik, Nitsche & Dougherty
The Honorable Janell S. Ostroski
Judge, Family Court of the State of Delaware
The Honorable Jennifer Mayo
Commissioner, Family Court of the State of Delaware
Janine N. Howard-O’Rangers, Esq.
Delaware Volunteer Legal Services Inc.

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Vicarious Trauma and Burn Out
Carol P. Waldhauser
Executive Director, DE-LAP
Amy Kevis
Veteran of the New Castle County Police Department

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
The State of the Family Court
The Honorable Michael K. Newell
Chief Judge, Family Court of the State of Delaware

1:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Mindfulness Meditation
Georgia Larounis
Mindfulness Meditation Instructor

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Case Law Update
Curtis Bounds, Esquire
Bayard, P.A.


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 $325
DSBA Government Members $295
DSBA Family Law Section Members $295
Non-members (get member rate by JOINING) $425
Pennsylvania Credit – add: $26

* 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.

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