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Charles J. Durante Elected President of the Delaware State Bar Association

Partner Charles J. Durante has been elected President of the Delaware State Bar Association.

Chuck Durante was one of the founding partners of Connolly Gallagher, where he practices in taxation, trusts and estates. He has served on the Bar Association’s executive committee since 2014, and has chaired the Association’s Sections of Taxation and of Trusts and Estates.

The Delaware State Bar Association is devoted to maintaining high ethical and professional standards for lawyers, cultivating collegiality among Delaware lawyers, advocating on behalf of the courts and promoting diversity and inclusion in the profession.

Active in a leadership role for many charitable and civic organizations, Chuck is Chair of the Board of Editors of Delaware Lawyer, a quarterly publication of the Delaware Bar Foundation, President of the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame, President of the Delaware Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association and a Trustee of the Delaware Historical Society.

As the 75th president of the Bar Association, he will serve a one-year term.

Chuck is a graduate of Haverford College and Villanova Law School, a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, and a member of the Delaware Track and Field Hall of Fame. In 1998 he received the Alumni Award of Haverford College in 1998, reflecting his sustained service and active support of the work of the College. 

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