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Delaware Courts are in a modified Phase Three of the reopening plan as of October 5, 2020, allowing jury trials to resume. 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.
October 2, 2020
On Friday, Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr., in consultation with the other Justices of the Delaware Supreme Court, signed an order extending the judicial emergency to Nov. 4, 2020 and moved the courts to a modified Phase 3 of the Courts’ reopening plan. The modified Phase 3 reopening, which goes into effect on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, will allow jury trials to resume as set forth in a report by the Courts Reopening Committee in August....
August 12, 2020
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
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....
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.