Delaware Courts have ended the judicial emergency as of July 13, 2021.

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President Judge's Annual Messages


President Judge Jan R. Jurden

Each year the Superior Court's President Judge issues a State of the Court or Annual Message. The current President Judge is Jan R. Jurden.

Read the President Judge's Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Message.


Superior Court First Facts

  • In 2013, Superior Court rated #1 overall for the ninth consecutive year in the State Liability Systems Study of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce/Harris Poll. View Report
  • On October 6, 2003, Superior Court was the first state court in the nation to require statewide electronic filing of certain categories of civil cases.
  • On July 28, 2000, Superior Court was the first state court to adopt a rule allowing briefs and appendices to be filed on CD-ROM.
  • In 1999, Superior Court began to use its Wilmington, Delaware eCourtroom, purported to be the nation's first actively used eCourtroom.
  • In 1999, Superior Court began to use its Automated Sentencing Order Program. The application issues sentence orders almost simultaneously with judge's pronouncement.
  • Begun in 1994, Superior Court had the first statewide Drug Court in the nation.
  • In 1991, Superior Court created CLAD the first electronic docketing & filing system for civil cases in the U.S.

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