The Delaware State Courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 for Memorial Day. Justice of the Peace Court 11 (New Castle County) and Court 7 (Kent County) will remain open 24 hours and Justice of the Peace Court 3 (Sussex County) will be open from 6AM-Midnight (no new cases after 11PM).

Guidelines for Persons Litigating in the Court of Chancery


These Guidelines, updated August 2021, reflect some suggested best practices for moving cases forward to completion in the Court of Chancery. Included are guidelines for in-court hearings, trials, and other procedural issues for litigating cases before the Court of Chancery. These Guidelines are intended to ensure that all attorneys are aware of the expectations of the Court and to provide helpful guidance in practicing in our Court. These Guidelines are not binding Court Rules. They are intended as a practice aid that will allow our excellent Bar to handle cases even more smoothly and to minimize disputes over process, rather than the substantive merits. Links to sample documents appear below.