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      Superior Court Mourns the Death of Judge Vincent A. Bifferato Sr.

Judge Bifferato served on the Superior Court bench from 1968 until 2000. 'Judge Biff', as he was lovingly referred to in the courthouse, was a legal lion in Delaware.

Before he returned to private practice he served as our New Castle County Resident Judge for the last eight years at court. Even after he left the bench, he was always there for us as a willing and ready resource. He will be greatly missed.


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   NEWS AT FIRST GLANCE July 23, 2014
Designation of Pre-Trial Supervision of Juvenile Defendant Criminal Cases
Administrative Directive 2014-3. Effective July 23, 2014, the Superior Court will assign a judge in each county to provide pre-trial supervision of each juvenile defendant criminal case to assure that such cases are adjudicated without unnecessary delay to enable just and efficient resolution of juvenile defendant criminal cases. The Court, not counsel or the litigants, shall control the pace of such litigation in this Court. View Directive >>
Superior Court Amends Criminal Rule 61
Effective June 4, 2014, Superior Court amended several provisions of Superior Court's Criminal Rule 61 to address second or subsequent motions for postconviction relief and to clarify when appointment of counsel is required or discretionary. View Summary & Complete Rule 61 >>
Veterans Treatment Court Publishes Program Manual
Superior Court Veterans Treatment Court which began February, 2011 as the first statewide program as well as the first to have both a diversion and a probation track has now published a 55 page program manual. MORE >>
Peer Mentor Program Launched
To enhancement the Superior Court’s Mental Health Court (MHC), a Peer Mentor Program has been added to the New Castle County MHC team. MORE >>
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New Castle County Courthouse
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Wilmington, DE 19801
Telephone 302.255.0800

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Kent County Courthouse
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Dover, DE 19901
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Georgetown, DE 19947
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Complex Commercial Litigation Division
Delaware now has another venue to handle complex commercial and business litigation cases. Superior Court launched a new Complex Commercial Litigation Division to improve upon the Court’s administrative handling of these cases. View complete details >>
Trade Names Online Database
Superior Court's online Trade, Business & Fictitious Names database is available to search for active, registered Delaware Trade, Business and Fictitious Names to determine if you are registering a unique name. View complete instructions, forms, and details >>
Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation
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 2013 the Court has disbursed over $5.7 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 >>