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Chief Justice Myron T. Steele of the Supreme Court was appointed to serve on the Conference of Chief Justices Task Force on the Regulation of Foreign Lawyers and the International Practice of Law. He also serves on the board of directors of the Conference of Chief Justices. Chief Justice Steele was also elected to the American Bar Association’s Section on Business Law.

Justice Randy J. Holland of the Supreme Court received the James Wilson Award from the University of Pennsylvania Law School on October 7, 2009. The Wilson Award honors service to the legal profession and is the highest honor conferred on a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Justice Holland in Taiwan

Photo: Justice Randy J. Holland with Chief Justice In-Jaw Lai of Taiwan.

At Chief Justice In-Jaw Lai’s invitation, Justice Holland traveled to Taiwan in December 2009 to give nine speeches on Delaware corporate law, including to the entire judiciary of Taiwan and the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Justice Holland also served as the keynote speaker on a program organized by the Taiwan Corporate Governance Association.


Justice Henry duPont Ridgely of the Supreme Court was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI). ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute, which is comprised of lawyers, judges, and law professors of the highest qualifications, drafts, discusses, revises, and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

Justice Jack B. Jacobs of the Supreme Court was a lead speaker at the United States/Israel Corporate Governance Conference, co-sponsored by the Law Schools of Hebrew University and the University of Pennsylvania, in Jerusalem, Israel on January 7, 2010. He also briefed members of the Israeli Supreme Court and trial courts on how corporate law cases are processed and adjudicated by the Delaware courts.

Judge William C. Carpenter, Jr. of the Superior Court was elected secretary of the National Conference of State Trial Judges. Judge Carpenter will also serve as Chairman of the Judicial Division Membership Committee that serves nearly 4,000 judicial members.

Judge Joseph R. Slights, III of the Superior Court was a member of a panel discussing “Managing the Complicated Case” at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the American College of Business Court Judges held in November 2009.

Judge Calvin L. Scott, Jr. was elected to the National Conference of State Trial Judges Executive Committee. He will also serve as Chair of the Conference's By-Laws Committee.

Commissioner Bernard Pepukayi received the Delaware State Bar Association’s New Lawyers Distinguished Service Award on December 8, 2009.