Supreme Court

Who We

Are

The Delaware Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Delaware. The Court has final appellate jurisdiction in criminal cases in which the sentence exceeds certain minimums, in civil cases as to final judgments and for certain other orders of the Court of Chancery, the Superior Court, and the Family Court. The Supreme Court has discretionary jurisdiction to issue writs of prohibition, quo warranto, certiorari, mandamus or to accept appeals of certain non-final orders or certified questions.



June 23, 2022

Chief Justice Seitz with cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point

Chief Justice Seitz hosts West Point’s “Civil Rights Staff Ride”

Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr. recently met with more than a dozen cadets and a faculty advisor from the United States Military Academy at West Point as part of the academy’s “Civil Rights Staff Ride.”...

May 18, 2022

Chief Justice Seitz attends bill signing at White House recognizing two Delaware sites as <em>Brown v Board</em> national historic landmarks

Chief Justice Seitz attends bill signing at White House recognizing two Delaware sites as Brown v Board national historic landmarks

The former Hockessin School #107C and the former Claymont High School both featured in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that desegregated Delaware public schools....

April 30, 2022

Delaware Judiciary mourns the passing of retired Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland

Celebration of the life of Justice Randy Holland — April 30, 2022

The Holland Family, together with the Delaware Supreme Court, celebrated the life of former Justice Randy J. Holland on Saturday, April 30, 2022, in the Educational and Humanities Theatre at Delaware State University in Dover, Delaware.


Arms of the

Supreme Court





Board of Bar Examiners

Board of Bar Examiners

Considers applications for admission and results of examinations for admissions to the Delaware State Bar.

The Delaware Bar Examination will consist of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT) and eight essay questions on such subjects as listed in Board Rule 12. In addition the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required (see Board Rule 8 for time restriction).


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Commission on Continuing Legal Education

Continuing Legal Education

This commission regulates legal education compliance for members of the Delaware State Bar Commission on Continuing Legal Education. In addition, the Commission reviews and processes CLE providers` applications for program approval.


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Lawyers Fund for Client Protection

Lawyers Fund for Client Protection

The Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection is a fund created by the Delaware Supreme Court to provide monetary relief to clients who have suffered financial losses as a result of the dishonest conduct of lawyers. While acts of attorney dishonesty are the exceptions and not the rule, the Fund was established to show the good faith of all members of the Delaware Bar.


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Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Office of Disciplinary Counsel

The Office of Disciplinary Counsel ("ODC") is an Arm of the Supreme Court of Delaware, which assists the Court in regulating the practice of law. In this capacity, the ODC is charged with evaluating, investigating, and, if warranted, prosecuting lawyer misconduct. All complaints regarding a Delaware lawyer's conduct should be directed to the ODC.


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Commission on Law & Technology

Commission on Law and Technology

The Commission was created to develop and publish guidelines and best practices regarding the use of technology and the practice of law. The Commission was created by Order of the Supreme Court on July 1, 2013, and became effective on September 15, 2013. The Commission is composed of 21 members, who are appointed by the Court and serve three year terms.


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