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Welcome to the Delaware Supreme Court

      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. Learn about oral argument procedures in the Supreme Court.

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Delaware Access to Justice Commission Gets Underway (December 15, 2014) new icon

The Delaware Access to Justice Commission held its kickoff meeting on December 15, 2014 at the Arsht Hall University of Delaware, Wilmington, Delaware.  The Commission has been established by the Delaware Supreme Court to undertake the bold and ambitious task of examining the justice system to identify any barriers to access to justice that may exist, and to develop recommendations designed to improve access to justice for the citizens of Delaware.  To increase its accountability, the voting membership of the Commission are comprised entirely of private citizens – outstanding community and business leaders, lawyers and other professionals from across the state, who have the flexibility to make whatever policy recommendations they believe will be best for Delaware. 

The Commission, working through subcommittees, will initially focus on four important access to justice needs in Delaware – the efficient delivery and adequate funding of legal services to the poor; Judicial Branch coordination in helping self-represented litigants; the need to increase the pool of legal advisors to help litigants of limited means by exploring roadblocks confronting those lawyers; and fairness in the adult criminal justice system.   The Commission has been tasked with completing its initial work in two years, with various subcommittees conducting research, holding public hearings and making recommendations throughout that time period.  View the Amended Order establishing the Access to Justice Commission and the Commission and subcommittee membership lists.

Justice Holland Edits Book for Library of Congress Commemorating the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta (11/10/2014)

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

Commission on Continuing Legal Education
Administers legal education compliance for members of the Delaware State Bar

Commission on Continuing Legal Education

Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection
Provides monetary relief to clients who have suffered financial losses as result of dishonest lawyer conduct
Lawyers' Fund for Client Protection

Office of Disciplinary Counsel
Regulates the practice of law by evaluating, investigating and prosecuting lawyer misconduct for the Court
Office of Disciplinary Counsel

Commission on Law and Technology
Provides Delaware Lawyers with guidance and education in the aspects of technology and the practice of law.
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