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This seminar will only be a live event only and will not be recorded to view at a later time.

9.0 Hours of CLE credit available with 4 hours in Enhanced Ethics for Delaware and Pennsylvania Attorneys

Join the most vibrant group of people in the Delaware Bar as they discuss matters which matter to women.  See the exciting agenda below.


(Due to the complexity of the WAL registration process, all registrations must be mailed, emailed, or faxed to DSBA by May 2.  (There is no online registration for this seminar, sorry!!)


(* you can fill it out online and print it or you can print it out first and then fill in information.)


Program Schedule:

Conference Location
Hyatt Place Dewey Beach
1301 Coastal Hwy, Dewey Beach, DE 19971

Friday, May 20, 2022

 8:00 A.M. -9:00 A.M.:              Registration/Check-in & Continental Breakfast
Hotel Lobby (complimentary for hotel guests)

9:00 A.M. -9:15 A.M.:               Welcome & Introduction

9:15 A.M. -10:45 A.M.:          ABA This Talk Isn’t Cheap: Women of Color and White Women Attorneys Find Common Ground


Kathleen M. Miller, Esquire
Smith, Katzenstein & Jenkins LLP


Doneene Keemer Damon, Esquire
Richards, Layton & Finger, P.A.

Elizabeth S. Fenton, Esquire
Ballard Spahr LLP

Kate Harmon, Esquire
Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, LLP

Patricia A. Winston, Esquire
Morris James LLP

Contrary to the proclamation that “talk is cheap,” the women who participated in the cross-cultural conversations that yielded the ABA Commission on Women in the Profession’s report—This Talk Isn’t Cheap: Women of Color and White Women Attorneys Find Common Ground—universally contend that women lawyers must talk to each other in order to progress collectively in the legal profession. To advance in the legal profession, white women and women of color must find common ground through dialogue.

“Women lawyers need to have meaningful conversations and open dialogues about gender, race, and ethnicity in the workplace in order to move forward. This report and toolkit will be a useful guide to start those difficult but necessary conversations.”  Patricia Lee Refo, ABA president

10:45 A.M. -11:00 A.M.:  Morning Break

11:00 A.M. -12:15 P.M.: COVID & the Court: What a Crazy Strange Trip It’s Been!


The Honorable Collins J. Seitz,
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Joseph R. Slights III,
Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Laurie Selber Silverstein,
Judge, United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

The Honorable Monica A. Horton
Court of Common Pleas of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Anne Hartnett,
Judge, Court of Common Pleas of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Alan Grant Davis
Chief Magistrate, Justice of the Peace Court of the State of Delaware

The spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a significant public health concern and has affected the daily operation of the Delaware Court system. Learn how our courts have adapted and the short-term and long-term changes that affect your practice and the public’s access to our justice system.

12:15 P.M. -1:15 P.M.:    Buffet Lunch (provided) Pre-Function Room

1:15 P.M. -2:15 P.M.:     Developing Habits To Improve Your Practice & Take Better Care of Your Clients.


Denise Gamez,
Atticus Practice Growth Diagnostic Advisor & Director of Member Services

Denise is a well-respected practice growth advisor, speaker, and blog writer. She has committed the past ten years to help attorneys grow their practices in a sustainable and intentional way using Atticus coaching processes.  Her presentation will focus on the 3 mindsets of the entrepreneurial lawyer (growing your firm efficiently and profitably) and a deeper dive on why Time Management is so important for office efficiency.  Be ready to leave with practical tips you can implement right away!

2:15 P.M. -3:15 P.M.:              Judges’ Panel –  The Freshest Views from the Bench


Christina Pappoulis, Esquire
Law Offices of Gregory & Pappoulis


The Honorable J. Kate Stickles
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

The Honorable Lori W. Will,
Vice Chancellor, Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Reneta L. Green-Streett,
Superior Court of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Monica A. Horton,
Superior Court of the State of Delaware

Meet some of the newest members to the Delaware Judiciary and hear what a fresh new view from the bench looks like.  

3:15 P.M. -3:30 P.M.:     Afternoon Break

3:30 P.M. -5:00 P.M.:       Rethinking Impostor Syndrome


Dr. Valerie Young,
Author, Co-Founder of Impostor Syndrome Institute

Dr. Valerie Young is a leading expert on impostor syndrome and co-founder of Impostor Syndrome Institute. Her award-winning book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women is available in six languages, and she’s delivered her Rethinking Impostor Syndrome™ program at organizations like Google, Pfizer, Moody’s, MIT, and Yale law school and been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Newsweek, Science, BBC radio and elsewhere.

6:00 P.M. -7:00 P.M.:              Happy Hour (on site) Pre-Function Room

      *Sponsored by  Delaware ADR, LLC

7:00 P.M. -9:00 P.M.:                Dinner, Ballroom (provided)

Presentation of the Boudart-Waserstein Awards

Saturday, May 21, 2022

 8:00 A.M. -9:00 A.M.:     Continental Breakfast 

Hotel Lobby (complimentary for hotel guests)

9:00 A.M. -10:15 A.M.:            Update on the United States Supreme Court


Professor Alan E. Garfield
Distinguished Professor, Widener University Delaware Law School

Professor Alan Garfield will provide an update on the changing face of United States Supreme Court jurisprudence, emphasizing the arenas of constitutional law that are currently the most dynamic and subject to potentially profound change.

10:15 A.M. -10:30 A.M.      Delaware ADR, LLC


The Honorable Andrea L. Rocanelli
Former Judge for the Superior Court of the State of Delaware,
Delaware ADR, LLC

Delaware ADR, LLC is a mediation/ADR firm led by the Honorable Andrea L. Rocanelli. Delaware ADR specializes in alternative dispute resolutions for complex legal disputes. Our services include mediation, arbitration and neutral evaluation in order to achieve efficient, effective and durable resolution of disputes. Delaware ADR is uniquely qualified to foster principled negotiation, identify options for mutual gain and guide parties to craft durable agreements for resolution of complex disputes. Delaware ADR offers a dedicated focus to each matter, with only one conference scheduled each day. Virtual services are now available. Please visit www.delawareADR.com for more information.

10:30 A.M. -10:45 A.M.:          Morning Break

10:45 A.M. -12:15 P.M.:          Ethical Considerations for Remote and Virtual Practice of  Law


Tara Elizabeth Bustard, Esquire
Doroshow Pasquale Krawitz & Bhaya

Kathleen M. Vavala, Esquire
Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, Office of Disciplinary Counsel

With our practices evolving to technologically enable law practice beyond the traditional brick and mortar law firm we must remain cognizant of our ethical responsibilities. What ethical considerations are out there with a virtual/work-from-home hybrid practice? What does the ABA and the DSBA require specifically regarding virtual practice policies? Learn what pitfalls to avoid as we navigate this relatively new territory.



This CLE will be conducted LIVE. To register, visit www.dsba.org/cle and select this seminar.

Friday Night (only) $180
Friday & Saturday $225.00
Saturday $85.00
Pennsylvania Credit – add: $36


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.