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.



September 23, 2016


Study on racial disparities in the criminal justice system released

The Delaware Access to Justice Commission’s Fairness Committee has released a detailed, independent study that looks into the issue of racial disparities in the Delaware criminal justice system... Read more


Study on the role of race in the Delaware criminal justice system released.

August 22, 2016


Judiciary expresses condolences on passing of retired Justice Quillen

The members of the Delaware Judiciary were saddened to learn of the passing of retired Justice William T. Quillen on August 19 and offer their condolences to his family and friends. Justice Quillen, 81, had one of... Read more


The Delaware Judiciary expresses condolences on passing of retired Justice William T. Quillen.

August 19, 2016


Amendments to Court Rules and Internal Operating Procedures

By an order dated August 19, 2016 and effective October 3, 2016, the Delaware Supreme Court has amended Rules 10.2, 13, 14, and 15, added Official Form R, and amended Internal Operating Procedure XVIII... Read more


Amendments to Court Rules and Internal Operating Procedures.

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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