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Completed Administrative Directives

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 Completed Administrative Directives refer to directives where action ordered in the directive has been finished.
Number
Date
Title/Topic
05/12/2009 Rescinds Administrative Directive No. 132.
06/12/2008
Creates "Delaware Courts: Fairness for All" Task Force to study perceptions of fairness and the needs of self-represented civil litigants in the Delaware courts, with its focus on those trial courts with the highest proportion of self-represented litigants.
11/03/2006
Rescinds out of date Administrative Directives and modifies electronic format to facilitate the accessibility of these directives by clarifying their status.
10/07/2004
With the rescission of Administrative Directive 144, this Administrative Directive restores the AOC to directly reporting to the Chief Justice as envisioned in 10 Del. C. § 128.
10/08/2004
Adopts the Policies for the Management of Non-Appropriated Funds to be adhered to by all courts.
04/05/2004
Establishes an experimental period permitting electronic media coverage of judicial proceedings under specific guidelines ending October 15, 2004. (Amended on 10/25/04)
08/15/2003
Establishes a new Speedy Trial Committee.
06/19/2003
Creates a committee to develop a protocol and uniform policy concerning: (a) applications for attorneys' fees and expenses; (b) agreements with contract counsel; and (c) court appointments other than contract counsel in the Supreme Court, Superior Court and Family Court.
06/19/2003
Establishes a joint Bar/Bench committee for the purpose of updating the DSBA Statement of Principles of Lawyer Conduct of November 15, 1991, and to establish a separate but companion Statement of Principles or Civility Code applicable to judges in all Delaware Courts.
07/01/2003
Creates the New Castle County Courthouse Art Committee to explore opportunities for the loan or purchase of works of art and to recommend appropriate locations to display those works of art in the Courthouse.
04/04/2002
Establishes a Committee to consider the best methods by which the Judiciary can promote voluntary mediation in all courts.
01/09/2002
Creates a Court Resources Task Force to assist the Judicial Branch of Government.
10/16/2001
Establishes the Permanent Advisory Committee on the Delaware Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct and Order Adopting Supreme Court Rule 96.
05/22/2001
Amended 128 extends the date of filing the interim report of the Delivery of Criminal Justice Policy Committee to October 1, 2001.
04/10/2001
Original Administrative Directive 128 establishes a Delivery of Criminal Justice Policy Committee to formulate policy, reduce number of pre-trial detainees, and implement recommendations of Speedy Trial Guidelines Co.
04/10/2001
Establishes a Uniform Case Processes (UCP) Committee to deal uniformly with COTS system.
11/03/2006
Directs fiscal officers of each court to establish a final accounting policy manual for the Judicial Branch by December 31, 2006. Supersedes, for limited purposes, prior Administrative Directive 124.
05/16/2000
Creates the Permanent Advisory Committee on the Delaware Uniform Rules of Evidence with Order Adopting Supreme Court Rule 95.
05/04/2000
Creates Oversight Committee to implement recommendations of Gender Fairness Task Force of Delaware Supreme Court & Delaware State Bar Association.
01/28/2000
Revision replaces one member of the Court Security Task Force (No. 119).
12/01/1999
Original Administrative Directive 119 creates Court Security Task Force.
01/25/2000
Revision adds new members to Committee on Speedy Trial Guidelines (No. 118).
12/01/1999
Original Administrative Directive 118 Creates Committee on Speedy Trial Guidelines.
04/01/1998
Supersedes Administrative Directive No. 96; pertains to Summary Proceedings and new Rules of Superior Court and Court of Chancery.
11/17/1997
Appoints a Special Committee on Family Court Internal Operating Procedures.
02/01/1997
Sets up Strategic Planning/Reorganization/Search Committee for the AOC.
07/26/1996
Creates Task Force entitled Delaware Task Force on Citizen Involvement in the Judicial System (F. Michael Parkowski, Chair).
01/05/1996
Establishes an Administrative Enhancement Committee.
06/01/1995
Adopts a uniform Delaware Code of Conduct for Law Clerks.
04/05/1995
Creates Task Force on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts.
09/01/1994
Establishes capias procedure for Family Court and the JP Courts.
02/23/1993
Asks presiding judges to submit a comprehensive report on bias in the court system to the Chief Justice on or before 7/1/93.

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