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   NEWS AT FIRST GLANCE October 9, 2015
Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

The revised criminal pattern jury instructions are now online in PDF and MS Word format. View >>
Kent County Resident Judge a Panelist at Law Seminar

On September 30, 2015 Superior Court Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr. was a panelist at the 2nd Annual Delaware Firearms Law Seminar. He spoke on 'Practice Tips and Ethical Issues for Delaware Attorneys Practicing Firearms Law in Delaware Courts'.
Rated Number One for 10th Year

In 2015 study, and for the tenth year, Delaware was ranked number one overall in Harris Poll's State Liability Systems Ranking Study conducted for the Institute for Legal Reform. The nation's top corporate counsel and senior litigators recognized Superior Court as the premier court of general jurisdiction in the country. The Court was recognized by general counsel and senior litigators as doing the best job of "having a litigation environment perceived to be fair and reasonable in its handling of civil cases". View Study >>
County Caption Designation Change

Administrative Directive 2015-5. Effective January 1, 2016, all pleadings filed in Superior Court, in both civil and criminal matters, should only include the caption designation of 'In the Superior Court of the State of Delaware'. Pleadings filed after January 1, 2016 should not include a county designation. View Directive >>
Civil Fee Changes Effective September 1, 2015

Effective September 1, 2015. Civil Rule 77(h)B and 77(h)F amends civil fees. View Order >>
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New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Kent County Courthouse
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Sussex County Courthouse
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Georgetown, DE 19947
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