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Delaware Docket Newsletter
Summer 2007


The following is a list of many recent accomplishments of and tributes to the members of the Delaware Judiciary. Our congratulations are offered to all.

Chief Justice Myron T. Steele has been named as an advisor to the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. He was chosen for his expertise in corporate law and litigation.

Justice Randy J. Holland co-authored a book, Middle Temple Lawyers and the American Revolution, with retired English Judge Eric Stockdale. In May 2007, Justice Holland was made an honorary member of COMBAR (The Commercial Bar Association). COMBAR is comprised of barristers in London, England whose special expertise and advocacy skills involve international and commercial law.

Justice Jack B. Jacobs authored four articles relating to corporate law issues. These have been published in the New York University Journal of Law and Business, the University of Tokyo Journal of Law and Policy, the Amsterdam Center for Corporate Finance, and the Maryland Law Review.

Justice Henry duPont Ridgely was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Inns of Court Foundation which is the policy-making body of the national Inns of Court movement.

Vice Chancellor Donald F. Parsons, Jr. has been awarded a scholarship to participate in the National Science and Technology Resource Judges Program conducted by The Advanced Science and Technology Adjudication Resource Center.

Commissioner Jennifer Mayo (Family Court) co-presented a program entitled “Child Protection Registry: The Delaware Model” at the 16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect on April 18, 2007.

Judge John Hudson (Justice of the Peace Court) received the Chief Magistrate’s Judicial Leadership Award. In announcing this honor, Chief Magistrate Davis emphasized Judge Hudson’s work at the forefront of developing the Statewide Videophone Court operation and his willingness to always assist his fellow judges and the court clerks in any way.

The Delaware court system was ranked number one for the sixth year in a row by the United States Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform. Chief Justice Myron T. Steele expressed his appreciation stating: “The Delaware Judiciary works together to ensure the fairness and efficiencies of the court process for all who litigate in Delaware’s courts. We are pleased that this study focused on the strengths of our court system, including our courts’ timeliness, and the impartiality and outstanding expertise and skills of our judges, in again selecting Delaware courts, as the premiere court system in the country. While the survey focuses primarily on cases brought in our Superior Court, all of our courts’ judges and employees contribute to the climate of fairness that we work so hard to maintain.”