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   NEWS AT FIRST GLANCE February 1, 2016

Administrative Directive 2016-2 — Temporary Stay of Pending Trials, Penalty Hearings, and Certain Applications in Capital First-Degree Murder Casesnew

Effective February 1, 2016. Administrative Directive 2016-2. Temporary Stay of Pending Trials, Penalty Hearings, and Certain Applications in Capital First-Degree Murder Cases. View Directive 2016-2 >>

Administrative Directive 2016-1 — Assignment of Judges

Effective January 1, 2016. Administrative Directive 2016-1. Assignment of Judges for the calendar year 2016. View Directive 2016-1 >>
Administrative Directive 2015-6 — eFile Procedure Change

Effective January 1, 2016, Administrative Directive No. 2007-6 is amended to increase the technology fee to $1.25. Administrative Directive 2007-6 shall remain in full force and effect except for this technology fee increase. View Directive 2015-6 >>
Administrative Directive 2015-5 — County Caption Designation Change

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 Administrative Directive 2015-5 >>
Order Civil Rule 79.1 (d)

Effective January 1, 2016, a technology surcharge of $1.25 per document shall be assessed in each eFile case for the purpose of a fund to operate the eFiling system. The Court shall expend the funds solely for the purpose of operating and maintaining the eFiling system. View Order >>
New, Unified Mental Health Court

Effective on December 1, 2015 a new, unified Mental Health Court now handles both the Superior Court and the Court of Common Pleas caseloads jointly. This unified court is overseen by the Superior Court. MORE >>
Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions

Revised (November 2015) Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions are now online in PDF and MS Word format. View >>
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 >>
New Interim Guideline for Electronic Device Use by Media Representatives

Effective November 30, 2015 the Superior Court has new interim guidelines for the use of electronic devices by media representatives. View Guidelines >>
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