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Sponsored by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and the Small Firms & Solo Practitioners Section of the Delaware State Bar Association 

5.5 Hours of CLE Credit including 3.5 Hours of Enhanced Ethics Credit for Delaware and Pennsylvania Attorneys 

Course Materials

This seminar will be live only at the Wilmington Blue Rocks Stadium in Wilmington.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Registration and Breakfast

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
The Law Office, ADR and Related Ethical Issues
1.0 hour of Enhanced Ethics

This panel will touch upon law office practice and ethical issues with reference to current topics including the use of AI, contract attorneys, incorporating ADR provisions into fee agreements and ADR ethical issues.

David A. White, Esquire
Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Bayard J. Snyder, Esquire
Snyder & Associates, P.A

Jessica L. Tyler, Esquire
Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Bernard G. Conaway, Esquire
Conaway Legal LLC

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Lunch and Learn
A Solo/Small Firm’s Guide to AI Powered Efficiency and Automation
0.75 hour of Enhanced Ethics

Law Firms automation frees up lawyers to focus on utilization efficiencies, improving the success of their firm and the client experience. In this session, we’ll walk through the importance and rise of automation in the legal profession, discuss key considerations to keep in mind, and learn the formula for automating the most tedious tasks at your firms with the power of AI.

Kate Bell
Clio – Cloud Based Legal Technology

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Understanding the Mediator’s Toolbox and Using it to Resolve Your Tough Case
1.0 hour of CLE Credit

This panel will focus on tools and techniques used by mediators to resolve tough cases.  It will also focus on how attorneys can invoke those tools before, during, and after mediation to improve the chances for a successful settlement.

Laura Forsythe Browning, Esquire
Browning ADR, LLC

Bernard G. Conaway, Esquire
Conaway Legal LLC

Kevin Fasic, Esquire
Offit Kurman P.A.

Richmond L. Williams, Esquire
Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox LLP

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
New Norms for Today’s Lawyer
1.0 hour of Enhanced Ethics Credit

This panel will discuss the new normal we all are facing in practicing law post pandemic.  Since the end of the pandemic, there has been a change in the structure of law firms due to hiring more remote workers and contractors.  The panel will discuss the benefits and pitfalls having work conducted remotely.   Additionally, there will be discussion on things to consider for remote workers and participating in virtual meetings and hearings.  This will be helpful for anyone in a small firm or large firm, as long as you practice law in today’s new and complex landscape.

David Thomas Crumplar, Esquire
Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A.

Jimmy Chong, Esquire
Chong Law Firm, P.A

Bernard G. Conaway, Esquire
Conaway Legal LLC

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Don’t Forget About the Corporate Transparency Act Requirements!
0.75 hour of Enhanced Ethics Credit

The Corporate Transparency Act was signed into law on January 1, 2021 with the purpose of combating illicit activities such as money laundering, tax evasion, and other forms of financial crimes.  It applies to many for-profit corporations, LLCs, and similar legal structures.  Learn who is required to report under the Act and the steps required to be compliant.

Adam Hiller, Esquire
Hiller Law, LLC

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Crafting Ironclad Arbitration Awards: Strategies to Prevent Vacatur and Ensure Enforcement
1.0 hour of CLE Credit

This panel will discuss how to draft arbitration awards that stay within proper scope, apply the law appropriately, and contain sufficient clarity for enforcement.

Brian M. Gottesman, Esquire
Gabell Beaver LLC

Suzanne Hill Holly, Esquire
Gabell Beaver LLC

4:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Presentation of the Kimmel-Thynge Award

The ADR Section created this award in honor of Morton Richard Kimmel and Chief Magistrate Judge Thynge’s contributions to the development of alternative dispute resolution in Delaware.  Specifically, Mr. Kimmel is credited as one of the initial proponents of the adoption of mandatory arbitration in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware.  Similarly, Chief Magistrate Judge Thynge is known for her development and management of the alternative dispute resolution program within the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, and having acted as mediator in thousands of matters over her tenure as a Magistrate Judge.  Award recipients will be persons who embody Mr. Kimmel and Chief Magistrate Judge Thynge’s enthusiasm for alternative dispute resolution, and whose contributions to the development of alternative dispute resolution are worthy of recognition.

Each year, the section solicits nominations from the entire Bar to nominate someone who is an excellent ADR Practitioner (arbitrator or mediator).

4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m.
Happy Hour with complimentary refreshments and food

5:45 p.m.
Stadium Gates Open to the Public

6:35 p.m.
Game Starts – Go Blue Rocks!

DSBA Members $215
DSBA Government Members $215
Non-members (get member rate by JOINING) $315
Pennsylvania Credit – add: $20

* 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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