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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.

2013 Upset Price Sale List

To access a copy of the 2013 Upset Price Sale List, please click HERE

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

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 Bench Bar Registration

The Delaware County Bar Association is excited that you are considering attending the 2013 Bench Bar Conference.  This year's conference promises a beautiful venue, great CLE courses, and exciting outdoor activities at Skytop Lodge.

As the Conference date gets closer, a complete schedule listing events and CLEs will be posted.  In the interim, please be sure to guarantee your space by doing the following:


  • Complete the DCBA Registration Form
    • The registration fee for regular members is $185.00 and for members of the Young Lawyers' Section is $135.00.  This fee includes two nights of the hospitality suite, admission to all programs, and CLE credits.  To download the Registration Form, click HERE.  If paying by credit card, you can print and fax the form to Karen Newell at (610) 566-7952.  If paying by check, please mail the form to the attention of Karen Newell at the DCBA, P.O. Box 466, Media, PA  19063.


  • Hotel Reservations at Skytop Lodge
    • Registering with the DCBA is the first step in the registration process.  You will also need to reserve your room at Skytop Lodge.
      • The rate for a single is $290.00 per night (excluding tax and resort fee), and the rate for a double is $385.00 (or $192.50 per person)(excluding tax and resort fee).
      • Reservations by telephone can be made by calling 1-888-542-0804.  Be sure to tell the reservations operator that you are booking under group code 249198 to guarantee the DCBA rate.
      • Reservations can also be made by CLICKING HERE.  When completing your online hotel reservation, please follow these steps:
        • At the top of the reservation page, click "Groups".
        • You will be asked to enter an attendee code, which is 249198.  Once you enter the code, click "UPDATE".
        • Choose your check in and check out dates.
        • In the "number of guests" be sure to check to make sure that the reservation is for the appropriate number, as the rates are based on number of guests.
        • Choose a room in the main lodge or a cottage room.


If you do not plan to stay at Skytop Lodge, please contact Karen Newell at (610) 566-6627, exxtension 222, as there are meal costs which are not included in the registration fee.  Thank you.