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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Fall 2012

Chinese Delegation Visits the New Castle County Courthouse

On June 15, 2012, the Delaware Courts hosted a delegation of eight judges and lawyers from China, two members of the DuPont Company's legal team, and two members of Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law at the New Castle County Courthouse. Members of the delegation were all LLM candidates of the Temple-Tsinghua University School of Law LLM program. They came from different regions of China and represented a cross-section of the legal profession as the delegation included members of the State Administration of Foreign Expert Affairs, judges, and procuratorates. (A procuratorate has the power to investigate and prosecute cases.) The tour was organized by the DuPont Company Legal Department.

Prior to meeting with Judge Jan R. Jurden of Superior Court, the delegation watched a demonstration by the Judicial Information Center of the high-tech capabilities of a Superior Court courtroom. Judge Jurden provided an overview of Superior Court and the Judiciary which was followed by a question and answer session. The delegation was particularly interested to learn about Superior Court's mediation program and mediation practices and procedures. The delegation returned to the DuPont Company after the tour for further discussions.