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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 Richard R. Cooch
Civil Liaison Criminal Liaison
Beth H. Christman, Esq.
Casarino, Christman, Shalk, Ransom & Doss
405 North King Street, Suite 300
Wilmington, DE 19801
Thomas A. Foley, Esq.
1905 Delaware Avenue
Wilmington, DE 19806
Kent County
Resident Judge William L. Witham Jr.
Civil Liaison Criminal Liaison
Keith E. Donovan, Esq.
Morris James LLP
29 North State Street, Suite 100
Dover, DE 19901-3832
Gregory A. Morris, Esq.
Liquori & Morris
46 The Green
Dover, DE 19901
Sussex County
Resident Judge T. Henley Graves
Civil Liaison Criminal Liaison
Dennis L. Schrader, Esq.
Wilson, Halbrook & Bayard
107 West Market Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
Thomas A. Pedersen, Esq.
5 West Market Street
Georgetown, DE 19947