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.
March 16, 2022
The Delaware Judiciary was saddened to learn of the passing of retired Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland on March 15, 2022. Justice Holland was the youngest person appointed to the Delaware Supreme Court and went on to become the longest-serving Justice in the Court’s history....
February 28, 2022
Decision to ease restrictions follows new guidance from the CDC and advice from Judiciary’s infectious disease expert. Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Collins J. Seitz, Jr. announced Monday that the Delaware Judiciary will be lifting its mandatory mask rule at all Delaware Court facilities on Wednesday March 2, 2022 for both employees and members of the public...
January 28, 2022
The Delaware Supreme Court announces the adoption of a new Supreme Court Rule 57.1, which will allow non-lawyer, Qualified Tenant Advocates to represent residential tenants in eviction proceedings. Supreme Court Rule 57 permits the representation of landlord entities by non-lawyer agents in eviction proceedings in the Justice of the Peace Court, but Rule 57 does not permit the representation of tenants by non-lawyer agents in such actions...
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.