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Civil Case Process in the Delaware Civil Courts   

These videos are also available in Spanish

The Delaware Supreme Court and the Fairness for All Task Force present the following informational videos:

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Chapter 1
An Introduction to Civil Cases in the Delaware Courts
(5 min 26 sec)

Note: The Legal Help Line phone number has been replaced with the online Legal Help Link.

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Chapter 2
Steps of a Lawsuit
(2 min 22 sec)

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Chapter 3
Starting Your Case
(2 min 43 sec)

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Chapter 4
Responding To A Case: The Answer
(2 min 41 sec)

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Chapter 5
Preparing Your Case
(6 min 7 sec)

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Chapter 6
Tips for Your Day in Court
(1 min 41 sec)

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Chapter 7
What Will Happen at Your Hearing
(8 min 7 sec)