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

6.5 Hours of CLE credit including 2.0 Hours of Enhanced Ethics for Delaware and Pennsylvania Attorneys

All Locations are full. We cannot accept any walk-in registrations.

Moderator and Section Chair:

Tyler J. Waad, Esquire
Law Offices of Dana L. Reynolds, LLC

Seminar Schedule: 

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

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
“Is Everyone Truly a Narcissist?”
It seems like every consult we have since the Pandemic, the client says the other party is a narcissist.  Let’s hear from professionals about what is true narcissism versus just selfish traits/lack of empathy and how to deal with these different types of people in litigation/mediation.

The Honorable Peter B. Jones
Family Court of the State of Delaware

Patrick J. Boyer, Esquire
MacElree Harvey, Ltd. 

Kathryn Laffey, Esquire
Whitebeck Bennett

Dr. Joe Zingaro

Dr. Bill Northey

Dr. Yulia Watters-Northey

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The State of the Family Court

The Honorable Michael K. Newell
Family Court of the State of Delaware


10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Hot Topics in Parentage and Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) for Same Sex Couples

The Honorable James J. Maxwell
Family Court of the State of Delaware

Dana L. Reynolds, Esquire
Law Offices of Dana L. Reynolds, LLC

Deborah E. Spivack, Esquire
Offit Kurman P.A.

Shauna T. Hagan, Esquire
The Law Office of Shauna T. Hagan, LLC

Ashley M. Bickel, Esquire
The Bickel Firm

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Creative Solutions and Pitfalls Regarding Keeping the Family Home

Julie H. Yeager, Esquire
The Yeager Law Firm LLC

Carl W. Heckert, Esquire
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC

Seth L. Thompson, Esquire
Parkowski Guerke & Swayze, P.A. 


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Gender Identity and Transgender Policies 
More parents and children are identifying as transgender and parts of the country are very hostile to transgender people. There was recent legislation in FL changing their UCCJEA to allow FL to take emergency custody of children passing through who were being “subjected to transgender affirming care.”

Patricia M. Weir, Esquire
The Yeager Law Firm, LLC

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Case Law Update

Curtis P. Bounds, Esquire
Bayard, P.A.

DSBA Members (seeking CLE credit) $330
DSBA Government Members (seeking CLE credit) $300
Firm Support Staff (not seeking credit- please email reception@dsba.org to sign up) $95
Non-members (get member rate by JOINING) $430
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.

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