Last Updated 6/03/2020
The spread of Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a significant public health concern and has affected the daily operation of the Delaware Court system. The Delaware Judiciary, in conjunction with our partners at the Delaware Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) and the Department of Public Health (DPH) and our justice system partners, is continually evaluating our ongoing response to the pandemic. Please find below the latest statements and advisories from the Delaware Judiciary regarding COVID-19.
How to Contact the Courts
During the COVID-19 public health emergency, all Delaware Courts are operating with reduced staff and therefore it may be difficult to reach Court representatives. Please see the Court Contact Information During COVID-19 Emergency for the best contact information -- either telephone, email or both -- for each court during this emergency period.
Public Reopening Plan
|Delaware Judiciary unveils public reopening plan:|
Delaware Judiciary unveils pubic reopening plan . New
El Poder Judicial de Delaware revela plan de reapertura
Phased approach recommended by Courts Reopening Committee to begin week of June 8, 2020. Date to resume normal operations not set; new procedures will involve wearing masks and social distancing inside court facilities.
Statements and Press Releases
Court Orders and Statements
Arms of the Court/Non-Judicial Agencies
|05-18-2020||Board of Bar Examiners (BBE):
The 2020 Annual Preceptor's Meeting, previously scheduled for June 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., has been cancelled. New
|05-11-2020|| Board of Bar Examiners (BBE):
Delaware Bar exam postponed until September New
|04-06-2020||Continuing Legal Education (CLE):
The Supreme Court has issued an order easing certain Continuing Legal Education (CLE) rules during the COVID emergency
The Supreme Court has issued an order regarding Delaware Rules for Continuing Education (3-19-2020)
|03-31-2020||Office of the Child Advocate (OCA):
Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) issued a statement on the impact of COVID-19 and how OCA can continue to provide support to children and families during this crisis, and added an online referral link to OCA if you believe a child would benefit from his or her own independent legal representation.
|5-29-2020||Court Interpreter Program:
All court interpreter exams have been indefinitely postponed. If you have any questions, please contact the program coordinator via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. New
|03-24-2020||Delaware Nursing Home Quality Assurance Commission (DNHRQAC):
Delaware Nursing Home Quality Assurance Commission (DNHRQAC) issued a statement regarding public meetings: Due to COVID-19 State of Delaware Public Health Emergency Order, the next DNHRQAC meeting has not been determined.
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