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Rules of the Delaware State Courts



Court Rules

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rules* Current as of November 1, 2019

  • 03-31-2021 Administrative Order No. 18—Extension of Judicial EmergencyNew


  • Superior Court


    Family Court


    Court of Common Pleas


    Justice of the Peace Court

    Justice of the Peace Court Civil Rules effective June 15, 2000


    Interim Special Rule of Criminal Procedure for Pretrial Release

    Interim Special Rule of Criminal Procedure for Pretrial Release


    Court Administrative Procedures

    Court Administrative Procedures


    Arms of the Court and Other Rules

    Board of Bar Examiners

    Board on Professional Responsibility

    Rules of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Subcommittee of the Board on Professional Responsibility

    Commission on Continuing Legal Education of the Delaware Supreme Court

    Revised Delaware Rules for Continuing Legal Education effective January 1, 2016
    Delaware Rules for Continuing Legal Education effective through December 31, 2015

    Commission on Law and Technology

    Court on the Judiciary

    Court on the Judiciary Rules Current as of March 6, 2018

    Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct

    Delaware Rapid Arbitration Rules

    Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection

    Principles of Professionalism


    General Resources

    General Resources


    *Online version courtesy of LexisNexis.