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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.



June 7, 2021

Justice Karen Valihura delivers commencement address at Hempfield Area High School, her alma mater

Justice Karen Valihura delivers commencement address at Hempfield Area High School, her alma mater

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

Delaware Courts move to Phase 3 of reopening plan

Delaware Courts move to Phase 3 of reopening plan, restart jury trials June 1; Chief Justice extends judicial emergency to July 2

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

Delaware Supreme Court Announces Online Administration of July 2021 Delaware Bar Examination

Delaware Supreme Court Announces Online Administration of July 2021 Delaware Bar Examination

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).....


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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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