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The Delaware Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Delaware. The Court has final appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases in which the sentence exceeds certain minimums, in civil cases as to final judgments and for certain other orders of the Court of Chancery, the Superior Court, and the Family Court. The Supreme Court has discretionary jurisdiction to issue writs of prohibition, quo warranto, certiorari, mandamus or to accept appeals of certain non-final orders or certified questions.



November 16, 2020

Delaware Courts pause jury trials in response to increasing COVID 19 cases

Delaware Courts pause jury trials in response to increasing COVID 19 cases

Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr., in consultation with the other Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court and the Presiding Judges of all state courts, announced that the Delaware Courts will postpone jury trials and transition back to Phase Two of the Delaware Courts’ fourphase reopening plan. The change is being made based on public health guidance and advice from the courts’ infectious diseases expert, Dr. Alfred Bacon, M.D.....

August 12, 2020

Delaware Supreme Court adopts limited practice privilege for 2020 Bar Applicants

Delaware Supreme Court adopts limited practice privilege for 2020 Bar Applicants

The Delaware Supreme Court today adopted a limited practice privilege order that will allow many of the applicants for the 2020 Delaware Bar Exam to start their legal careers pending the administration of the 2021 Delaware Bar Exam. This extraordinary measure is designed to ameliorate the hardships that candidates for admission to the Delaware Bar face after the cancellation of the 2020 Bar Exam.....

July 24, 2020

Delaware Supreme Court cancels in-person 2020 Bar Exam

Delaware Supreme Court cancels in-person 2020 Bar Exam

Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr. announced today that the Supreme Court has canceled the in-person 2020 Bar Examination scheduled for September 9-11. In lieu of the 2020 Bar Exam, the Board is working with the Supreme Court to implement a temporary limited practice rule that will allow many of this year’s bar candidates to perform legal work in Delaware, under the supervision of a Delaware lawyer, until the next administration of the Bar Exam....


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Board of Bar Examiners

Board of Bar Examiners

Considers applications for admission and results of examinations for admissions to the Delaware State Bar.

The Delaware Bar Examination will consist of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT) and eight essay questions on such subjects as listed in Board Rule 12. In addition the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required (see Board Rule 8 for time restriction).


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Commission on Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education

This commission regulates legal education compliance for members of the Delaware State Bar Commission on Continuing Legal Education. In addition, the Commission reviews and processes CLE providers` applications for program approval.


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Lawyers Fund for Client Protection

Lawyers Fund for Client Protection

The Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection is a fund created by the Delaware Supreme Court to provide monetary relief to clients who have suffered financial losses as a result of the dishonest conduct of lawyers. While acts of attorney dishonesty are the exceptions and not the rule, the Fund was established to show the good faith of all members of the Delaware Bar.


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Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Office of Disciplinary Counsel

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel ("ODC") is an Arm of the Supreme Court of Delaware, which assists the Court in regulating the practice of law. In this capacity, the ODC is charged with evaluating, investigating, and, if warranted, prosecuting lawyer misconduct. All complaints regarding a Delaware lawyer's conduct should be directed to the ODC.


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Commission on Law & Technology

Commission on Law and Technology

The Commission was created to develop and publish guidelines and best practices regarding the use of technology and the practice of law. The Commission was created by Order of the Supreme Court on July 1, 2013, and became effective on September 15, 2013. The Commission is composed of 21 members, who are appointed by the Court and serve three year terms.


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