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New Castle County Courthouse
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

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414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Court of Chancery Courthouse
34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947

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Welcome to the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware
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    The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of the thousands upon thousands of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Its unique competence in and exposure to issues of business law are unmatched.

News & Announcements
new flag The Court of Chancery welcomes applications for clerkships for the 2016-2017 term.
Applicants should submit their applications from February 1, 2015 until February 28, 2015, and are encouraged to do so as early as possible as interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis and positions are limited.

      Instructions for submitting an application

Recent Amendments and Rule Changes:

newCourt of Chancery issues rule amendments and adopts operating procedures. The Court of Chancery has amended several rules to incorporate the Court’s remaining standings orders, update certain rules to reflect best practices, and clarify the Court’s procedures for cases involving trusts, estates, and adult guardianships. The revisions to the rules are effective January 1, 2015.  The Court also adopted a set of operating procedures that include requirements that could not logically or efficiently be incorporated into the Court’s rules. 
Brief summary of the revisions and a link to each new rule
New operating procedures
Press release issued by the Court

Court of Chancery issues revised rule for guardianships of minor’s property. The Court of Chancery has amended Rule 180 in conjunction with the recent amendment to 12 Del. C. § 3901 and the recent revisions to Superior Court Rule 133. Together, the amendments to Section 3901 and the revised rules reduce the need for court-appointed guardians of minors' property. In addition to establishing the monetary threshold below which a guardian need not be appointed, the revised rule also establishes a procedure for petitions to appoint a limited guardian or a plenary guardian of a minor’s property, explains the notice and consent provisions required for such petitions, and lists the necessary exhibits that must accompany a petition. The revisions to Rule 180 are effective September 19, 2014.

Court of Chancery Updates Testamentary Trust Accounting Procedures. 12 Del. C  § 3521 has been amended to allow trusts beneficiaries to waive the need for future judicial accountings.  On all existing testamentary trust cases, if waivers cannot be obtained, any pleadings or accountings filed after July 1, 2014 must be electronically filed using File and Serve Xpress.


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Guidelines for practitioners litigating in the Court
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Operating Procedures
for litigants in the Court pdfs
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Best Practices for persons filing civil action cases
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Guideline Pamphlet
Court Resources:
Court Costs
Guidelines & authorization form for use of laptops by the media
Process Servers
Docket Information
Civil actions filed with the court are available online at File and ServeXpress - note there is a fee for this service, which is provided and maintained by an outside vendor. Civil action filigs can be viewed free of charge at the Register in Chancery office in New Castle, Kent or Sussex County.