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Vincent A. Bifferato Trial Practice Forum

Vincent A. Bifferato Trial Practice Forum


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The Bifferato Trial Practice Forum's goal is to provide free continuing legal education (CLE) credits to those who are just starting out and to offer young attorneys a chance to network with each other as well as with more experienced attorneys.

The forums are usually 2 hours and are held in the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center (formerly New Castle County Courthouse) , Jury Services Assembly Room, 1st floor, from 2:30 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. (Dates are subject to change.) Be sure to check the schedule for changes to start time, day of week, or courtroom. Remember that admission is free and there is no need to register, but you must sign-in when you arrive. For more information on the forum please call Lisa Iannelli at (302) 255-0960.

Trial Practice Forum for 2020 -  Updated

Trial Practice Forum for 2019


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Date Forum Topic Presenters

Friday, February 14, 2020

Judgment Collection

Commissioner Mayer

Friday, March 13, 2020

Multiparty/CCLD

Kuhu Parasrampuria, Esq.
Hayley Lenahan, Esq.

Friday, April 24, 2020

CANCELED/RESCHEDULE - TBD

Technology & Juries

Judge Davis
Kathy Vavala, Esq.
Molly DiBianca, Esq.

Friday, May 15, 2020

CANCELED/RESCHEDULE - TBD

Jury Selection w/ Batson Issues

Thomas Leff, Esq.
Andrew Ahern, Esq.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

CANCELED/RESCHEDULE - TBD

Past Jurors

Judge Wallace
Bob Katzenstein, Esq.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

CANCELED/RESCHEDULE - TBD

Landlord Tenant Issues

Donald Gouge, Esq.

Friday, September 18, 2020

CANCELATION PENDING
RESCHEDULE - TBD

Meet the Judges

David White, Esq..

Friday, October 16, 2020

Criminal Law (TBA)

Judge Wallace
Dawn Williams, Esq.

Friday, November 13, 2020

How Jurors Deliberate

Danielle Yearick, Esq.

* These forum topics will be held in a courtroom (To Be Determined).