Face masks required at all Delaware state court facilities starting August 16, 2021.
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.
October 21, 2021
The Delaware Board of Bar Examiners is pleased to announce that 277 applicants were successful on the 2021 Delaware Bar Examination. The percentage of applicants who earned a passing score this year, 66.5%%, is above the average of 62.5% for the six prior administrations of the exam. The big news - however as the headline indicates is that because of some glitches in administering the online exam they had to make some adjustments in the scores...
August 11, 2021
Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr., as administrative head of all state courts, today announced that the Delaware Judicial Branch will be once again requiring masks at all State court facilities beginning on Monday, August 16, 2021. The administrative order signed today also mandates that beginning on September 7, 2021, any court employee who is not fully vaccinated against COVID-19 must undergo weekly COVID testing...
June 7, 2021
Delaware Supreme Court Justice Karen Knox Valihura delivered a commencement address at Hempfield Area High School in Greensburg, PA on Friday June 4, 2021. Justice Valihura graduated from Hempfield High as a member of the Class of 1981 and her appearance at the school was almost exactly 40 years to the day when she graduated...
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.