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Superior Court

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Guidance

Juror Duty
Juror Duty

Essential info on our hours, parking, security, pay, postponement, and jury selection. You can also find Juror's Daily Reporting Instructions.

A to Z Index
A to Z Quick Find Index

Help yourself find information quickly and efficiently with the quick links A - Z index. Just click on a letter of the alphabet and see all pertinent information.






Chambers
Chambers

Superior Court presides over criminal and civil cases. Find out information on our Judicial Officers and Judges. Also, view Superior Court Opinions, rules, and other useful information.

ListServ
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Problem Solving Courts
Problem Solving Courts

These specialized courts have been driven by the desire of judges, prosecutors, attorneys, and our other partners to respond more effectively to crime and individual problems.

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Recent

News



04
OCT

Protocol Order Governing Trial

 Effective October 4, 2018


17
SEPT


11
SEPT

Joint Advisory to Homeowners Who Have Lost Their Homes to Foreclosure

The Superior Court's Project Rightful Owner, together with the Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice, and the New Castle County Sheriff, encourage homeowners who have lost their home due to a foreclosure sale to be proactive and check for any excess proceeds as a result of a Sheriff's Sale.


10
JULY

Superior Court Enhances Jury Management System

The Superior Court of Delaware is pleased to announce improvements to our existing Jury Management System. The Court has incorporated a new online Juror Qualification Questionnaire Response Portal called Jury+ Web Solution.


20
JUNE

Delaware Judiciary expresses condolences on the passing of longtime courthouse librarian Alda Monsen

The Delaware Judiciary was saddened to learn of the passing of Alda Jean Monsen, the retired long-tenured Law Librarian at the courthouse in New Castle County, and offers their condolences to her family and friends and many co-workers in the Judiciary.


25
MAY

Superior Court Security Officer Erika Bradley named Judicial Branch Employee of the Year and recipient of Governor's Award for Excellence

The Superior Court and the Judicial Branch have named Superior Court Security Officer Erika Bradley as the 2017 Employee of the Year.


27
APR

The Honorable Sheldon K. Rennie takes the Oath of Office as a Judge of the Superior Court

The Honorable Sheldon K. Rennie was publicly sworn in for his first term as a Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware at 3 p.m. on April 27, 2018 in Courtroom 8B at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington.


22
FEB

Delaware Judiciary expresses condolences on passing of retired Judge Norman A. Barron

The Delaware Judiciary was saddened to learn of the passing of retired Superior Court Judge Norman A. Barron on Feb. 13, 2018 and offer their condolences to his family and friends.


01
JAN

Order Adopting a New Rule 16.1 of the Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure

Effective January 1, 2018, Superior Court adopts a new Civil Rule of Procedure 16.1. This mandatory non-binding arbitration rule addresses previously identified issues. In this new rule, the lawyers are charged with meeting the deadlines and in running the arbitration process. See, e.g., Civil Rule 16.1(d)-(f). More importantly, the arbitration process does not interfere with the issuance of a case scheduling order. See Civil Rule 16.1(h).

View Order | View Vincent A. Bifferato Superior Court Trial Practice Forum


21
NOV

Change in hours of operation for the New Castle County Superior Court

Effective Monday, December 4, 2017, Superior Court�s hours of operation, in New Castle County, will be from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


17
AUG

Administrative Directive No. 2017-6 Automatic Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program

Effective August 17, 2017. Administrative Directive No. 2017-6 Automatic Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. View Directive 2017-6



27
APR

Administrative Directive 2017-5 Relating to the Modification of Sentences for Habitual Criminal Offenders

Effective April 23, 2017 Administrative Directive No. 2017-5 Relating to the Modification of Sentences for Habitual Criminal Offenders (Amending Special Rule of Procedure 2017-1). View Directive 2017-5




07
MAR

Administrative Directive 2017-4 Delaware Superior Court Bench-Bar Program

Effective March 7, 2017. Administrative Directive 2017-4 Delaware Superior Court Bench-Bar Program. (Supersedes Administrative 2015-4) View Directive 2017-4



07
MAR

Administrative Directive 2017-3 Mediation Training/Recertification

Effective March 7, 2017. Administrative Directive 2017-3 Mediation Training Recertification (Supersedes Administrative 2009-2) View Directive 2017-3



10
FEB

Administrative Directive 2017-2 - Special Rule of Procedure for the Modification of Sentence for Habitual Criminal Offenders
Administrative Directive 2016-1 — Assignment of Judges

Effective February 10, 2017. Administrative Directive 2017-2. Special Rule of Procedure for the Modification of Sentence for Habitual Criminal Offenders. View Directive 2017-2



05
JAN

Administrative Directive 2017-1 - Assignment of Judges

Effective January 1, 2017. Administrative Directive 2017-1. Assignment of Judges for the calendar year 2017. View Directive 2017-1




About Our

Court



 

 
 
Get Ready for Jury Duty  

Watch the video below and discover what to expect when you come to a Delaware Court to serve as a Juror.




Contact Us  

Superior Court has offices in New Castle County, Kent County, and Sussex County. You can find the addresses and phone numbers for those offices below.


New Castle County
Leonard L. Williams Justice Center
(formerly New Castle County Courthouse)
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
P:
(302) 255-0800
(Building Opens at 8:30am)


Kent County
Kent County Courthouse
38 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
P: (302) 735-1900
(Building Opens at 8:15am)


Sussex County
Sussex County Courthouse
1 The Circle, Suite 2
Georgetown, DE 19947
P: (302) 855-7055
(Building Opens at 8:30am)



Recent

News


04
OCT

Protocol Order Governing Trial

 Effective October 4, 2018


17
SEPT


11
SEPT

Joint Advisory to Homeowners Who Have Lost Their Homes to Foreclosure

The Superior Court's Project Rightful Owner, together with the Consumer Protection Unit of the Delaware Department of Justice, and the New Castle County Sheriff, encourage homeowners who have lost their home due to a foreclosure sale to be proactive and check for any excess proceeds as a result of a Sheriff's Sale.


10
JULY

Superior Court Enhances Jury Management System

The Superior Court of Delaware is pleased to announce improvements to our existing Jury Management System. The Court has incorporated a new online Juror Qualification Questionnaire Response Portal called Jury+ Web Solution.


20
JUNE

Delaware Judiciary expresses condolences on the passing of longtime courthouse librarian Alda Monsen

The Delaware Judiciary was saddened to learn of the passing of Alda Jean Monsen, the retired long-tenured Law Librarian at the courthouse in New Castle County, and offers their condolences to her family and friends and many co-workers in the Judiciary.


25
MAY

Superior Court Security Officer Erika Bradley named Judicial Branch Employee of the Year and recipient of Governor's Award for Excellence

The Superior Court and the Judicial Branch have named Superior Court Security Officer Erika Bradley as the 2017 Employee of the Year.


27
APR

The Honorable Sheldon K. Rennie takes the Oath of Office as a Judge of the Superior Court

The Honorable Sheldon K. Rennie was publicly sworn in for his first term as a Judge of the Superior Court of the State of Delaware at 3 p.m. on April 27, 2018 in Courtroom 8B at the Leonard L. Williams Justice Center in Wilmington.


22
FEB

Delaware Judiciary expresses condolences on passing of retired Judge Norman A. Barron

The Delaware Judiciary was saddened to learn of the passing of retired Superior Court Judge Norman A. Barron on Feb. 13, 2018 and offer their condolences to his family and friends.


08
JAN

Administrative Directive No. 2018-1 Assignment of Judges

Effective January 1, 2018. Administrative Directive 2018-1. Assignment of Judges for the calendar year 2018. View Directive 2018-1



01
JAN

Order Adopting a New Rule 16.1 of the Superior Court Rules of Civil Procedure

Effective January 1, 2018, Superior Court adopts a new Civil Rule of Procedure 16.1. This mandatory non-binding arbitration rule addresses previously identified issues. In this new rule, the lawyers are charged with meeting the deadlines and in running the arbitration process. See, e.g., Civil Rule 16.1(d)-(f). More importantly, the arbitration process does not interfere with the issuance of a case scheduling order. See Civil Rule 16.1(h).

View Order | View Vincent A. Bifferato Superior Court Trial Practice Forum


21
NOV

Change in hours of operation for the New Castle County Superior Court

Effective Monday, December 4, 2017, Superior Court�s hours of operation, in New Castle County, will be from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


08
NOV


17
AUG

Administrative Directive No. 2017-6 Automatic Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program

Effective August 17, 2017. Administrative Directive No. 2017-6 Automatic Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program. View Directive 2017-6



02
JUN



27
APR

Administrative Directive No. 2017-5 Relating to the Modification of Sentences for Habitual Criminal Offenders

Effective April 23, 2017 Administrative Directive No. 2017-5 Relating to the Modification of Sentences for Habitual Criminal Offenders (Amending Special Rule of Procedure 2017-1). View Directive 2017-5



23
MAR



07
MAR

Administrative Directive 2017-4 Delaware Superior Court Bench-Bar Program

Effective March 7, 2017. Administrative Directive 2017-4 Delaware Superior Court Bench-Bar Program. (Supersedes Administrative 2015-4) View Directive 2017-4



07
MAR

Administrative Directive 2017-3 Mediation Training/Recertification

Effective March 7, 2017. Administrative Directive 2017-3 Mediation Training Recertification (Supersedes Administrative 2009-2) View Directive 2017-3



10
FEB

Administrative Directive 2017-2 - Special Rule of Procedure for the Modification of Sentence for Habitual Criminal Offenders
Administrative Directive 2016-1 — Assignment of Judges

Effective February 10, 2017. Administrative Directive 2017-2. Special Rule of Procedure for the Modification of Sentence for Habitual Criminal Offenders. View Directive 2017-2



05
JAN

Administrative Directive 2017-1 - Assignment of Judges

Effective January 1, 2017. Administrative Directive 2017-1. Assignment of Judges for the calendar year 2017. View Directive 2017-1


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