The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd for the Thanksgiving holiday. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County) and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Delaware Docket Newsletter
Summer 2010


Patricia Griffin, State Court Administrator, was recently appointed by the Governor as chair of the State Employees Benefit Advisory Committee (SEBAC), which serves as a forum to obtain feedback from state employees on statewide benefits programs (such as health, life and disability insurance, but excluding the deferred compensation program).  SEBAC provides the information it receives from state employees to the State Employee Benefits Committee (SEBC) which manages the benefit programs for state employees.  Justice Carolyn Berger represents the Judicial Branch on the SEBC.   Pat Griffin stated:  "To enhance the effectiveness of the SEBAC, I am interested in receiving comments and concerns from court employees on statewide benefits programs.  Please contact me at if you have issues on the overall statewide benefits programs that you would like to share with the SEBAC."  Questions about an individual's personnel benefits should be directed to that employee's HR person.  


Patricia Griffin, State Court Administrator, attended an executive leadership program on "Women and Power:  Leadership in a New World" at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, in May 2010.  Her participation in the week-long program was funded through the Robert L. Doss, Jr. Memorial Scholarship, which is awarded by the National Center for State Courts, the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA) to a member of COSCA who has demonstrated leadership through significant contributions to the field of court administration.