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2014 Bench Bar Conference Schedule


Wednesday, June 4, 2014       11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.         Lunch
  1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. State of the Bench and Bar
  2:40 p.m.-4:10 p.m. Roger Dodd on Evidence
  4:20 p.m.- 5:20 p.m. (concurrent seminar) Welcome to the 21st Century: E-Discovery and Litigation Apps
  4:20 p.m.-5:20 p.m. (concurrent seminar) Helping Those Who Cannot Help Themselves: Guardians Ad Litem
  4:20 p.m.-5:20 p.m. (concurrent seminar) What's a "Yewt"- Part I- YLS Case Law Updates
  5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Wiffle Ball
  7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Chesapeake Barbeque Dinner
  9:00 p.m.-12:00 .m. Hospitality Suite
Thursday, June 5, 2014 7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Breakfast
  7:15 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Collecting Your Fees and Getting Paid
  8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (concurrent seminar) Let's Agree to Agree: Mediation in Civil Litigation
  8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (concurrent seminar) To Charge or Not To Charge: Prosecutorial Discretion
  8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (concurrent seminar) To Err is Human: USI Malpractice Seminar (participants get a 5% discount on insurance through USI Affinity
  9:30 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Break
  9:40 a.m.-10:40 a.m. Annie Get Your Gun: Gunshot Forensics
  10:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m. (concurrent seminar) Trust Me, I'm A Detective: Voluntary Confessions
  10:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m. (concurrent seminar) Shrink Wrap- Mental Health Privilege in Custody Cases
  10:50 a.m.-11:50 a.m. (concurrent seminar) What's a Yewt?- Part II- YLS Case Law Updates
  12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Golf Tournament, Tennis and Free Time
  6:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. President's Cocktail Reception
  6:45 p.m.-9:00 p.m. President's Dinner
  9:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Hospitality Suite
Friday, June 6, 2014 7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  7:15 a.m.-8:15 a.m. Video CLE/Breakfast
  8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. With Age Comes Wisdom: What Have We Learned?
  9:30 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Break
  9:40 a.m.-11:40 a.m. You Don't Know Jack: Legal Jeopardy

DCBA By-Laws effective November 20, 2013 

 For a copy of the Delaware County Bar Association By-Laws, as amended on November 20, 2013, please click HERE.

DCBA Speakers Policy

The Delaware County Bar Association ("the DCBA") is a tax-exempt organization registered and operating within Internal Revenue Code Section 50l(c)(6).  The DCBA is dedicated to promoting and advancing the highest ideals of the legal profession through continuing legal education programs and other community and member services.

To achieve its goals and preserve public credibility and effectiveness, the DCBA shall maintain a non-partisan or apolitical presence in our community.   As a matter of policy, the DCBA does not endorse, sponsor, or affiliate with any candidate for political office, or with any political party or organization.

In inviting speakers to DCBA sponsored events, the Association shall remain mindful of its commitment to both appear and in fact be non-partisan.   All speakers shall be approved by the Executive Director and shall be provided with this policy to enforce the Association's  position that DCBA activities are not partisan.

Nothing in this resolution shall be interpreted as preventing or limiting the DCBA from conducting and publicizing member plebiscites on judicial candidate qualifications or from ( engaging in activities which support judicial retention or are intended to educate the voting public regarding judicial retention elections, so long as such activities are conducted in a strictly non-partisan manner.

Moreover, nothing in this Resolution shall be interpreted as limiting the DCBA from considering, debating, commenting publicly upon, or advocating positions and issues which are directly of interest to its members and/or the legal profession.

Resolution adopted by the Board of Directors on November 18, 2009.

2013 Upset Price Sale List

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2013 Bench Bar Schedule

Wednesday, June 5th          
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  Registration               
12:00 -1:00 p.m. "Kick Off" Luncheon              
1:00 -2:00 p.m. State of the Bench and Bar      1 sub.  CLE credit  Hon. Chad F. Kenney, Members of the Bench and Lyn B. Schoenfeld, Esquire, DCBA President
2:10 -3:10 p.m. History of the Bar Association   1 sub.  CLE credit Colleen M. Neary, Esquire, Eugene J. Malady, Esquire, Hon. Michael F.X. Coll, Hon. Frank T. Hazel, Hon. Gregory M. Mallon
3:10 -3:20 p.m. Break    
3:20 -4:20 p.m. Can't We Be Civil? 1 sub.  CLE credit A. Roy DeCaro, Esquire, Daniel J. Sherry, Esquire, Leonard A. Sloane, Esquire. Hon. Frank T. Hazel, Hon. Charles B. Burr II
3:20 -4:20 p.m. DUI and License Suspensions 1 sub. CLE credit Charles G. Nistico, Esquire, Wendy B. Roberts, Esquire,  Gina Gorbey Zarko, Esquire, Hon. George A. Pagano
4:20 -4:30 p.m. Break    
4:30 -5:30 p.m. Courtroom Do's and Don't's               1 sub. CLE credit Hon. Chad F. Kenney, Hon. Barry C. Dozor, Hon. James F. Nilon, Jr., Hon. James F. Proud, Gerald C. Montella, Esquire, Colleen M. Neary, Esquire, Robert M. Firkser, Esquire
5:30 -7:00 p.m. Softball Tournament    
7:00 -9:00 p.m. Lobster Bake and Barbeque    
9:00 p.m-12:00 a.m. Hospitality Suite    
Thursday, June 6th      
7:00 -8:30 a.m. Breakfast    
7:15 -8:15 a.m. Video CLE 1 sub.  CLE credit  
8:30 -9:30 a.m. YLS Case Law Updates 1 sub.  CLE credit Kathleen A. O'Connor, Esquire, Andrew C. Bramblett, Esquire, Patrick T. Daley, Esquire, Daniel Woody, Esquire, Hon. Chad F. Kenney, Hon. Spiros E. Angelos, Hon. Barry C. Dozor
8:30 -9:30 a.m. Social Media:  What You Did (and Did Not) Want to Learn 1 sub.  CLE credit Nancy C. DeMis, Esquire, Michael J. Davey, Esquire, Michael F. Wenke, Esquire, Hon. Charles B. Burr, II
8:30 -9:30 a.m. Partnerships, S-Corps, LLCs: Choosing the Correct Business Entity     1 sub.  CLE credit Donald J. Weiss, Esquire, and William G. Halligan, Esquire, Hon. James F. Proud
9:30 -9:40 a.m. Break    
9:40-10:40 a.m. YLS Case Law Update 1 sub.  CLE credit Michael J. Davey, Esquire, Matthew M. Ryan, Esquire, Amber L. Burke, Esquire, Jeffrey Boogay, Esquire, Hon. John P. Capuzzi, Hon. James F. Nilon, Hon. Kathrynanne W. Durham
9:40-10:40 a.m. Executive Compensation and Equitable Distribution    1 sub.  CLE credit Craig B. Huffman, Esquire, Lyn B. Schoenfeld, Esquire, Steven Juska, ASA, Kristen Daniels Rushing, Esquire, Hon. Linda A. Cartisano
9:40-10:40 a.m. Effective Use of the Internet and other 21st Century Tools for Trial Advocacy 1 sub.  CLE credit Carmen P. Belefonte, Esquire, Joseph P. Lesniak, Esquire, Hon. Chad F. Kenney, Hon. James F. Proud
10:40-10:50 a.m. Break    
10:50-11:50 a.m. Creating a Constitution: Lessons from Afghanistan 1 sub.  CLE credit Platte Moring, Esquire
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch    
1:00 -6:00 p.m. Golf, Tennis, Activities, Free Time CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION  
6:00 -7:30 p.m. President's Cocktail Reception    
7:30 -9:00 p.m. President's Dinner    
9:00 p.m-12:00 a.m. Hospitality Suite    
Friday, June 7th      
7:00-8:30 a.m. Breakfast    
7:15 -8:15 a.m. Video CLE 1 sub.  CLE credit  
8:30 -9:30 a.m. USI Affinity Malpractice Seminar 1 ethics CLE credit Robert D. Shaub, Esquire
9:30 -9:40 a.m. Break    
9:40 -11:40 a.m. Legal Jeopardy 1 sub.  and 1 ethics CLE credit Robert M. Firkser, Esquire, Hon. Linda A. Cartisano, Hon. Ann A. Osborne