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Sponsored by the Delaware State Bar Association 

6.0 Hours of CLE credit for Delaware and Pennsylvania Attorneys

Course Materials

You may register for this event ONLY via Zoom.  You will receive a Zoom link by email immediately (check spam folders if you do not.)  If you do not receive this link, please contact Reception@dsba.org.

This course is one of the seven Fundamentals courses which new bar members must take to comply with their Continuing Legal Education Commission requirements. Attendees will learn from experienced practitioners about the basics of estate planning and estate administration. This engaging and interactive program is designed to equip those new to the practice area with the tools needed to succeed and is full of practical tips. You will even get to see a case study to demonstrate the sorts of things you will need to know to practice in this area.


­Overview of Estate Planning ­
Overview of Estate Administration ­
Basics of Will Drafting ­
Practice and Procedure Before the
Register of Wills


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Overview of Estate Planning and Considerations in Will Drafting
The things any new estate planner should know in the form of a case study.

Barbara Snapp Danberg, Esquire
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC

Scott E. Swenson, Esquire
Connolly Gallagher LLP

 10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. | Break

10:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Basics of Will Drafting
In a continuation of the case study, we will explain the import and significance of various provisions of the will.

Beth Gansen Knight, Esquire
Richards, Layton & Finger, P. A.

Matthew Paul D’Emilio, Esquire
McCollom D’Emilio Smith Uebler LLC

12:15 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. | Lunch (On your own)

12:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
(2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Break)
Overview of Estate Administration
A high-level take on the concepts you should know and tips to bear in mind when administering estates in Delaware.

Practice and Procedure Before the Register of Wills
We will walk you through the probate process and explain the what, when and how of the necessary steps.

Joseph Bosik IV, Esquire
Gordon Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

P. Kristen Bennett, Esquire
Gawthrop Greenwood, PC

Joseph Bosik IV, Esquire
Gordon Fournaris & Mammarella, P.A.

Lisa L. Coggins, Esquire
Woloshin, Lynch & Associates, P.A.

Alex J. Mili, Jr., Esquire
New Castle County Register of Wills Office


This CLE will be conducted ONLY via Zoom. To register, visit www.dsba.org/cle and select this seminar. 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, FIRST check your SPAM or JUNK folders as they are sometimes misdirected by your email provider.  If you cannot find this Zoom link, please 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.

DSBA Members admitted on or after 9/17/2018 $75
DSBA Members admitted before 09/17/2018 $300
Non-members (get member rate by JOINING) $400
Pennsylvania Credit – add: $18

* 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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