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).

Rules of the Delaware State Courts



Court Rules

Supreme Court

Supreme Court Rules* Current as of December 13, 2023



Superior Court

  • Currently, there are no amendments.
  • 12-15-2023 Order Amending Rule 61 of The Superior Court Rules of Criminal Procedure New
  • Family Court

    Family Court Civil Rules* Current as of October 1, 2022

    Family Court Criminal Rules* Current as of October 1, 2022


    Court of Common Pleas

    Court of Common Pleas Civil Rules* Current as of January 10, 2023

    Court of Common Pleas Criminal Rules* Current as of January 10, 2023


    Justice of the Peace Court

    Justice of the Peace Court Civil Rules effective June 15, 2000


    Interim Special Rule of Criminal Procedure for Pretrial Release

    Interim Special Rule of Criminal Procedure for Pretrial Release


    Court Administrative Procedures

    Court Administrative Procedures


    Arms of the Court and Other Rules

    Board of Bar Examiners

    Board on Professional Responsibility

    Rules of the Unauthorized Practice of Law Subcommittee of the Board on Professional Responsibility

    Commission on Continuing Legal Education of the Delaware Supreme Court

    Court on the Judiciary

    Court on the Judiciary Rules Current as of March 6, 2018

    Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct

    Delaware Rapid Arbitration Rules

    Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection

    Principles of Professionalism


    General Resources

    General Resources


    *Online version courtesy of LexisNexis.