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Sponsored by the Women and the Law Section of the Delaware State Bar Association 

8.8 hours of CLE credit including 4 hours of Enhanced Ethics for Delaware Attorneys
8.5 hours of CLE credit including 4 hours of Enhanced Ethics for Pennsylvania Attorneys

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This seminar will not be recorded and will offer live credits.
If you have questions about the venue or about the CLE, please contact reception@dsba.org

Wednesday, April 3rd 

5:00pm-7:00pm
Welcome Happy Hour (on site)

Thursday, April 4th
6:00am-10:30am
Continental Breakfast in the Hotel Lobby
(complimentary for hotel guests)

8:00am -8:45am
Registration/Check-in

8:45am-9:00am
Welcome & Introduction

9:00am-10:45am
Self-Advocacy at Work:
Be a Powerful Advocate for Your Own Health, Wealth, and Well-being

Women are systemically underpaid compared to their male counterparts and inhibited by many traditional corporate cultures and policies. The more women advocate for themselves in the workplace, the easier it will be for women to get what they deserve on a wider scale from this point forward.  You don’t have to be a master negotiator to get what you deserve. You just have to be prepared.  Karen Huller will show you how to validate your market value and start on a path that optimizes your career growth and income potential.

Speaker:
Karen Huller
CEO of Epic Careering

10:45am-11:00am
Morning Break

11:00am-11:45am
FAQs and Common Misconceptions in eDiscovery

This panel consisting of full-time eDiscovery professionals will cover all your burning questions (and the questions you didn’t know to ask) in the area of eDiscovery.  Topics of discussion will include document preservation, collection, review, production, spoliation, and sanctions.  This promises to be an informative panel for both new and seasoned attorneys practicing in a wide range of areas.

Speakers:

Laura G. Readinger, Esquire
Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP

Ian D. McCauley, Esquire
Bayard, P.A. 

Andrew McClary
DLS Discovery

11:45am-12:45pm
Buffet Lunch in the Pre-Function Room

12:45pm-1:45pm
The Power of Work-Life Balance: A Practical Guide to Optimal Performance, Wellness, and Personal and Profession Success for Attorneys.

Mastering today’s blistering-paced legal world requires attorneys to juggle an array of short-term demands, from managing heavy workloads to advancing their careers, all while maintaining family and personal responsibilities. This one-hour class will offer valuable insights and practical research-based actionable tools to achieve both professional success and long-term well-being.

Speaker:
Jeff “KD” Meyers, M.D., L.Ac.
Delaware Back Pain & Sports Rehabilitation Centers

1:45pm-3:00pm
The Past, Present, & Future of Police Reform Laws in Delaware

Issues regarding the use of force in policing, police misconduct, and lack of law-enforcement transparency have received national attention in recent years.  This panel will discuss these issues in Delaware.  The panel will begin with La Toya Holley, the sister of Anton Black, who died in police custody in Maryland on September 15, 2018.  One of the Maryland officers involved in Anton’s death was a former Delaware police officer who obtained employment in Maryland, after being acquitted of an assault on a Delaware man who was in his custody.  Panelists from the Delaware Office of Defense Services (Public Defender’s Office) and the Delaware Department of Justice will discuss the process for review of use of force cases and Garrity rights.  Additionally, the panel will highlight changes to Delaware’s laws over the past several years, including the use of body-worn cameras, changes to the self-defense statute, and the Law-Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights.

 Speakers: 

The Honorable Cyndie Romer
Delaware House of Representatives

Sonia Augusthy, Esquire
Delaware Office of Defense Services

Zoe Plerhoples, Esquire
Delaware Department of Justice

Misty Seemans, Esquire
Office of Defense Services

La Toya Holley,
Sister of Anton Black and police reform legislation activist who helped get Anton’s Law passed in Maryland

3:00pm-3:15pm
Afternoon Break

3:15pm-3:30pm
A Presentation from Delaware ADR LLC

3:30pm-4:45pm
May it Please the Court: Effective Appellate Advocacy

The panel shares the dos and don’ts of briefing and argument, answers questions about appellate practice and procedure,  and offers strategies for effective representation on appeal.

Moderator:

President Judge Jan R. Jurden
Superior Court of the State of Delaware

Speakers:

The Honorable Tamika R. Montgomery-Reeves
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

The Honorable Karen L.Valihura
Supreme Court of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Abigail M. LeGrow
Supreme Court of the State of Delaware

5:30pm-6:30pm
Happy Hour in the Pre-Function Room

*Sponsored by Delaware ADR, LLC

6:30pm-8:30pm
Dinner in the Ballroom

 

Friday, April 5
6:00am-10:30am
Continental Breakfast in the Hotel Lobby
 (complimentary for hotel guests)

7:00am-8:00am
Sunrise Yoga (on site)

*Led by Dr. Anne Collins Duch, DPT, WCS, E-RYT
Owner of Physical Therapy for Women, LLC and Sadhana Yoga Studio

8:45am-9:15am
Registration/Check-in

9:15-9:30am
Presentation of the Boudart-Waserstein Awards

9:30am-10:30am
United States Supreme Court Cases and Upcoming Cases

Back by popular Demand!  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.

Speaker:
Professor Alan E. Garfield
Widener University Delaware Law School

10:30am-11:00am
Brains Matter – Strategies for Better Clarity and Composure at Work and at Home

Do you often feel scattered or hyper-vigilant when addressing work-related projects? Do you have a hard time settling down outside of your work day? Do you experience sleep disruption, gut-related challenges, or experience urinary urgency? In this session, we will explore a practical approach to mindfulness for improved productivity at work and an enhanced sense of ease at home, while addressing the many physical challenges that often accompany an up-regulated nervous system.

 Speaker:
Dr. Anne Collins Duch, DPT, WCS, E-RYT
Owner of Physical Therapy for Women, LLC and Sadhana Yoga Studio

 

11:00am-11:15am
Break

11:15am-12:30pm
Let’s Just Call the Judge (or Not): Deposition Civility

Some tension during depositions is a natural product of the adversarial process; however, maintaining professionalism, civility, and ethical conduct at such times is essential to ensure evidence can be marshalled fairly by competing parties.  What happens though when a fact witness, expert witness, or opposing counsel interferes with that process by being uncooperative, nasty, or even belligerent?  Join experienced judges, practitioners, and disciplinary counsel for a discussion of best practices to encourage civility during depositions, the obligations of local counsel in pro hac vice cases, and when to call the court.

Moderator:
Kathleen Vavala, Esquire
Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Speakers:
The Honorable Laurie Selber Silverstein
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware

The Honorable Vivian L. Medinilla
Superior Court of the State of Delaware

The Honorable Danielle J. Brennan
Superior Court of the State of Delaware

Colleen D. Shields, Esquire
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

 Mary F. Dugan, Esquire
Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Antoinette D.Hubbard, Esquire
Maron Marvel Bradley Anderson & Tardy LLC

CLE PRICING INFORMATION Cost:
Thursday & Friday (includes Dinner) $225
Thursday Only (includes Dinner) $175
Friday Only $75
Thursday Dinner Only $85
Pennsylvania Credit $32

* advertised price is for the standard member rate.

OUT OF STATE CLE CREDIT INFO

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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