In another first for the Superior Court, Judge Jan R. Jurden will be the first woman to serve as its President Judge. Gov. Jack Markell nominated Judge Jan R. Jurden to lead the Delaware Superior Court as its next president judge and on December 16 she was confirmed by the Delaware Senate. Judge Jurden, who has served on the Superior Court bench since 2001, said "I know and love this court, my colleagues and this dedicated court staff."
Judge Jurden has overseen Superior Court’s Mental Health Court since it began in 2008. She also oversaw the Conflict Attorney Program, providing representation for indigent defendants and previously served as Criminal Administrative Judge. She is a member of the Court's Complex Commercial Litigation Division. Judge Jurden is a member of the American Bar and the Delaware State Bar Associations and the National Association of Women Judges. She is a member of the Advisory Committee on the Delaware Rules of Evidence and the Advisory Committee on Professionalism. She is a former member of the Richard S. Rodney Inn of Court. Congratulations Judge Jurden!
On October 30th, 2014, Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. was a guest speaker at the First Annual Delaware Firearms Seminar, sponsored by the Delaware Association of Second Amendment Lawyers. The Judge’s presentation is on “Procedures for Obtaining a License to Carry Concealed Weapon: Standards for Court Hearing and Appeal Rights – Tips for Lawyers.”
This joint Superior Court/State mediation program exists to help homeowners facing foreclosure. The program provides a way for homeowners to participate in a court mediation with a trained mediator, counselors and their lender. Click for HELP with Delaware Foreclosure >>
Project Rightful Owner's Unclaimed Money
Unclaimed money for excess proceeds that arise when the value of the property sold at Sheriff's Sales exceeds the amount of money needed to pay all recorded liens and mortgages. As of June 2014 the Court has disbursed over $6 mil to the rightful owners. View complete details >>
Litigation Study Ranks Court No. 1
A national survey ranks Delaware’s litigation environment first in the country for fairness. The survey, Lawsuit Climate: Ranking the States shows that Superior Court has again led the other 49 states to be ranked number one as it has done since the first survey in 2002.View study >>