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

6.0 Hours CLE credit including 1.0 Hours 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.

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 and to post-trial procedure. Speakers and panelists will focus on each stage in the criminal process and provide insight from experienced practitioners.




Eugene J. Maurer Jr., Esquire
Eugene J. Maurer, Jr., P.A.

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Registration and Check-in

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Pre-trial Practice
William H. Leonard Jr., Esquire
Delaware Department of Justice
Kevin J. O’Connell, Esquire
Office of Defense Services

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Trial Practice
Tasha M. Stevens-Gueh, Esquire
Fuqua, Willard, Stevens & Schab P.A.
Erika R. Flaschner, Esquire
Delaware Department of Justice
Thomas A. Foley, Esq.
Thomas A. Foley, Attorney at Law 

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Opening and Closing Arguments
Ross A. Flockerzie, Esquire
Office of Defense Services
Steven P. Wood, Esquire
McCarter & English, LLP

12:15 p.m.– 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Sentencing, PSI, Mitigation
Sonia Augusthy, Esq.
Office of Defense Services

1:45 p.m.- 2:15 p.m.
Appeals and Postconviction Relief
The Honorable Andrea Maybee Freud
Superior Court of the State of Delaware
Nicole Marie Walker, Esquire
Office of Defense Services
Maria T. Knoll, Esquire
Department of Justice

 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Perspectives from Young Practitioners
Meghan E. Crist, Esquire
Office of Defense Services
Kimberly A. Price, Esquire
Collins & Associates
 Alexander W. Funk, Esquire
Curley, Dogde, Fizgerald & Funk, LLC

 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Ethical Considerations and Candor to the Court
(Brady/Experts/Candor to Opposing Counsel)
Robert M. Goff Jr., Esquire
City of Wilmington Law Department
The Honorable Mary M. Johnston
Superior Court 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 $300
New Admittee $75
Non-members (get member rate by JOINING) $400
Pennsylvania Credit – add: $24

* 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.