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Delaware Courts are currently in Phase Three of the reopening plan as of June 1, 2021. Learn more about the public reopening plan.
For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 – and for contact information for each court during this emergency – please visit The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) page.
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.
June 7, 2021
Delaware Supreme Court Justice Karen Knox Valihura delivered a commencement address at Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg, PA on Friday June 4, 2021. Justice Valihura graduated from Hempfield High as a member of the Class of 1981 and her appearance at the school was almost exactly 40 years to the day when she graduated.....
May 26, 2021
On Wednesday, Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr., in consultation with the other Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court and the Presiding Judges of all courts, signed an order extending the judicial emergency to July 2, 2021 as the Delaware Judiciary restarts in-person proceedings and scales back some COVID-19 restrictions at the courthouses beginning June 1, 2021.....
March 15, 2021
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Delaware Bar Examination will be administered remotely online, according to the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners. The Delaware bar examination, which will take place over three days on July 26-28, 2021, will use the remote (online) format offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE).....
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.