The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day. Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County) and Court 7 (Kent County) will remain open 24 hours and Justice of the Peace Court 3 (Sussex County) will be open from 6AM-Midnight (no new cases after 11PM).

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Bench & Bar Liaison Program

Superior Court adopted a Bench and Bar Liaison Program on June 2, 2011. The program established two volunteer liaison positions in each county. One liaison will act in civil cases and the other in criminal cases. The liaisons serve at the pleasure of the Court and will act as intermediaries between Superior Court practitioners and the Resident Judge or appointed Liaison Judge for each county.

The liaisons serve as contacts to address issues between practitioners and the Court, continue the efficacious functioning of the Court, and to reinforce the collegiality that is a hallmark of the Delaware Bench and Bar.

Practitioners' communications with the liaisons are confidential unless the practitioner agrees otherwise. Communications originating from the Court will be confidential among the practitioners involved.

Contact information for the Superior Court Bench and Bar Liaisons:


New Castle County
Resident Judge Charles E. Butler
Civil Liaison Criminal Liaison

Yvonne V. Saville, Esquire
Weiss, Saville & Houser, P.A.
1105 N. Market Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 370
Wilmington, DE 19801
(302) 656-0400

Thomas A. Foley, Esquire
1905 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
(302) 658-3077
Kent County
Resident Judge Jeffrey J Clark
Civil Liaison Criminal Liaison

Miranda Clifton, Esquire
Heckler & Frabizzio, P.A.
800 Delaware Ave., Suite 200
P.O. Box 128
Wilmington, DE 19899
(302) 573-4800

Zachary A. George, Esquire
Hudson, Jones, Jaywork & Fisher LLC
225 South State Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 734-7401

Sussex County
Resident Judge Craig A. Karsnitz
Civil Liaison Criminal Liaison

Kelly Dunn Gelof, Esquire
Tunnel & Raysor, P. A.
30 East Pine Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-1450

Thomas A. Pedersen, Esquire
115 South Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-2533