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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Summer 2006


     Three Delaware judges—Myron T. Steele, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware; William B. Chandler, III, Chancellor of the Court of Chancery; and Leo E. Strine, Jr., Vice-Chancellor of the Court of Chancery—were named among the 500 leading lawyers in America. Lawdragon, an industry publication, published its list of the 500 leading lawyers in America based on 15,000 nominations from more than 1.1 million lawyers in this country.

     These three judges, along with Jack B. Jacobs, Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, were also named among the 500 leading judges in America, in Lawdragon's first guide to the nation’s 500 leading public and private judges, published earlier this year. The 500 leading judges in America were selected based on thousands of lawyer nominations and significant contributions to the legal community, from the more than 30,000 federal and state judges, plus the estimated 20,000 retired judges, arbitrators and mediators nationwide.

     Other Delaware based judges on the 500 leading judges list included Thomas L. Ambro, 3rd United States Circuit Court of Appeals; Sue L. Robinson, United States District Court; and Peter J. Walsh, United States Bankruptcy Court.

      Governor Ruth Ann Minner stated that: “These rankings demonstrate, once again, that the excellence of the Delaware Judiciary is recognized on the national level. We, in Delaware, are extremely proud of our outstanding bench, including these esteemed judges, and we are committed to ensuring that Delaware Courts remain the best in the nation.”

     Helen Winslow, president of the Delaware State Bar Association, noted that: "As Delaware's courts are ranked top in the country, and Delaware corporate law is admired throughout the world, it is no surprise that Delaware judges would have significant representation on the lists of top judges and attorneys in the nation.  Chief Justice Steele, Justice Jacobs, Chancellor Chandler, and Vice Chancellor Strine have all played important roles in Delaware’s judicial success."

Chief Justice Myron T. Steele Chancellor William B. Chandler III Justice Jack B. Jacobs Vice Chancellor Leo E. Strine Jr.
Chief Justice Myron T. Steele Chancellor William B. Chandler III Justice Jack B. Jacobs Vice Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr.