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Who We

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The Delaware Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Delaware. The Court has final appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases in which the sentence exceeds certain minimums, in civil cases as to final judgments and for certain other orders of the Court of Chancery, the Superior Court, and the Family Court. The Supreme Court has discretionary jurisdiction to issue writs of prohibition, quo warranto, certiorari, mandamus or to accept appeals of certain non-final orders or certified questions.



May 16, 2016


Judiciary expresses condolences on passing of Vivian Anderson

The Delaware Judiciary is saddened to report the passing of Vivian Anderson, who recently retired as a Judicial Case Processor II for the Arms of the Supreme Court, and offers their condolences to her family and friends....


Delaware Judiciary expresses condolences on passing of Vivian Anderson

March 29, 2016


Chief Justice Strine participates in panel discussion about race

Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. was one of four panelists to participate in the Delaware Historical Society's panel discussion, "The Conversation about 'The Conversation' About Race," on March 24, 2016...


Chief Justice Strine participates in Delaware Historical Society panel discussion about race

March 17, 2016


Justice Valihura participates in Harvard Roundtable

Justice Karen Valihura is one of a distinguished group of judges that participated in the Harvard Roundtable on Corporate Governance on March 16 in Cambridge, MA. The Roundtable sessions focused on current issues...


Justice Valihura participates in educational M&A seminar

Arms of the

Supreme Court





Board of Bar Examiners

Board of Bar Examiners

Considers applications for admission and results of examinations for admissions to the Delaware State Bar.

The Delaware Bar Examination will consist of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT) and eight essay questions on such subjects as listed in Board Rule 12. In addition the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required (see Board Rule 8 for time restriction).


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Commission on Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education

This commission regulates legal education compliance for members of the Delaware State Bar Commission on Continuing Legal Education. In addition, the Commission reviews and processes CLE providers` applications for program approval.


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Lawyers Fund for Client Protection

Lawyers Fund for Client Protection

The Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection is a fund created by the Delaware Supreme Court to provide monetary relief to clients who have suffered financial losses as a result of the dishonest conduct of lawyers. While acts of attorney dishonesty are the exceptions and not the rule, the Fund was established to show the good faith of all members of the Delaware Bar.


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Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Office of Disciplinary Counsel

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel ("ODC") is an Arm of the Supreme Court of Delaware, which assists the Court in regulating the practice of law. In this capacity, the ODC is charged with evaluating, investigating, and, if warranted, prosecuting lawyer misconduct. All complaints regarding a Delaware lawyer's conduct should be directed to the ODC.


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Commission on Law & Technology

Commission on Law and Technology

The Commission was created to develop and publish guidelines and best practices regarding the use of technology and the practice of law. The Commission was created by Order of the Supreme Court on July 1, 2013, and became effective on September 15, 2013. The Commission is composed of 21 members, who are appointed by the Court and serve three year terms.


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