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Delaware Courts have returned to Phase Two of the reopening plan as of November 16, 2020. 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.
April 30, 2021
Supreme Court has issued Administrative Order No. 19—Extension of Judicial Emergency which extends the emergency another 30 days. Jury trials are set to resume on 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)......
March 1, 2021
The Delaware Supreme Court has appointed David A. White as Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, an Arm of the Delaware Supreme Court. He will begin working as Chief Disciplinary Counsel in March 2021. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel receives, evaluates, investigates, and prosecutes complaints of lawyer misconduct and the unauthorized practice of law.....
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.