Delaware State Courts
   home | feedback 
  search
Delaware State Courts.  The Official Website of the Delaware Judiciary
Delaware State Courts

 Supreme Court Home

 Administrative  Directives

 Committees

 eFiling

 History

 Hours and Locations

 Judicial Officers

 Oral Argument  Recordings

 Press Releases

 Rules

Supreme Court
Rescinded/Superseded Administrative Directives

Active | Rescinded/Superseded | Historic | Completed

Number
Date
Status Title/Topic
5/21/12
Superseded by revision on 3/11/2013
Rescinds Administrative Directive 174, including its revision. Directs the hiring review process to remain in effect, which requires that no positions may be filled within the Judicial Branch without prior approval of the Chief Justice. Sets certification criteria for the Chief Judge or head of the judicial agency seeking to fill positions. Continues procedures for reporting vacant positions.
4/06/10
Superseded by revision on 5/13/11
Modifys the governance structure of the COTS case management system project, including the roles and responsibilities of the committees that would oversee the project. Supersedes Administrative Directive 142.
11/4/09
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 180 on 5/21/2012 Supersedes Administrative Directive 174. States a strict hiring review will remain in effect and there will be no positions filled within the Judicial Branch, including all new hires, promotions, interns, casual/seasonal, temporary, limited-term, merit, and exempt positions (temporary, or permanent) without prior approval of the Chief Justice. Selective market variation requests require approval of the Office of Management and Budget and are not being accepted by that Office at this time. The freeze on career ladder promotions is lifted effective 8/27/09 with no retroactivity for awarding career ladder promotions earlier to that date.
8/27/09
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 174 Revised on 11/4/09
Rescinds Administrative Directives 165 and 166 (Revised). States a strict hiring review will remain in effect and there will be no positions filled within the Judicial Branch, including all new hires, promotions, interns, casual/seasonal, temporary, limited-term, merit, and exempt positions (temporary, or permanent) without prior approval of the Chief Justice. Critical reclassifications and selective market variation requests require approval of the Office of Management and Budget and are not being accepted by that Office at this time. The freeze on career ladder promotions is lifted effective the date of this Directive with no retroactivity for awarding career ladder promotions earlier to that date.
8/7/09
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 173 Revised on 07/01/10
Governs the use by Judicial Branch employees of the two floating holidays created by Section 56 of the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Act. Presidents' Day and Columbus Day will no longer be State of Delaware holidays and the Judicial Branch will be open for business on these days.
3/1/2013
Superseded by revision on 10/31/2013
Amends the Judicial Branch Personnel Rules adopted in Administrative Directive 171 (Revised) to add new section 5.3.6.8 on the usage of sick leave for regular blood bank donation, effective immediately. View Judicial Branch Personnel Rules, as amended.
4/28/10
Superseded by revision on 3/11/2013
Amends the Judicial Branch Personnel Rules adopted in Administrative Directive 171 to add a new Chapter 20 containing Employment Relations Rules for non-judicial, non-merit Judicial Branch employees and an Appendix B containing Employment Relations Procedures for these employees, as well as related, forms, and to amend Rule 1.4 of the Judicial Branch Personnel Rules.
2/24/09
Superseded by revision on 4/28/10
Directs the attached Judicial Branch Personnel Rules shall govern all non-judicial, non-Merit Judicial Branch employees in all courts and agencies, the Administrative Office of the Courts and the Arms of the Supreme Court effective April 1, 2009.
08/26/08
Revised by Administrative Directive 169 Revised on 6/18/12
2/25/09
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 174 on 8/27/09
Directs the hiring freeze on all Judicial branch positions remain in effect until further notice. This includes all interns, casual/seasonal, temporary, limited-term, merit, and exempt positions, regardless of funding sources, as well as promotions, including career ladder promotions. Critical reclassifications and selective market variation requests are also included in the Judicial Branch hiring freeze, as such requests require approval by the Office of Management and Budget and are not being accepted by the Office.
6/6/08
Superseded by revision on 6/6/08
Directs a hiring freeze on all Judicial branch positions, with exclusions, regardless of funding sources.
2/11/08
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 174 on 8/27/09 Directs, effective immediately and until further notice as the result of an unanticipated and substantial shortfall in projected State revenue for the current and upcoming fiscal years, that there will be no positions filled within the Judicial Brach, including new hires, promotions (temporary or permanent) and career ladder promotions without prior approval of the Chief Justice, and directs each Chief Judge and head of a judicial agency to review their FY2009 budget request to determine which items can be eliminated in the FY2009 request.
5/12/04
Superseded by revision on 10/8/04 Adopts the Policies for the Management of Non-Appropriated Funds in the form attached. However, it is duly noted that the Committee predicated its work on the future existence of a court-wide automated financial management and case management system otherwise known as COTS (Commercial Off the Shelf).
10/25/04
Superseded by revision on 11/29/05 Amends Administrative Directive No. 155 by extending the experimental period permitting electronic media coverage of judicial proceedings under specific guidelines from October 15, 2004 to May 16, 2005.
1/29/04
Rescinded on 11/3/06 Rescinds Administrative Directive No. 114 and directs any court or judicial agency wishing to submit a request for grant funds to initiate or supplement an existing program to follow the procedure explained in the directive
1/29/04
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 160 on 11/3/06 Creates the Permanent Advisory Committee on Administrative Efficiency in the Judicial Branch.
8/15/03
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 160 on 11/3/06 Implements uniform principles on staffing of pre-holiday days and employee recognitions to all Courts statewide and directs them to be managed by the presiding judges. Also rescinds Administrative Directive No. 140.
2/20/03
Amended by Administrative Directive 146 on 7/1/03

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 New Castle County Courthouse.

12/6/02
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 158 on 12/15/04 Adopts the attached amended protocol relating to the Administrative Directive dated April 10, 2001, relating to pro hac vice funds which shall govern the awarding of grants from these funds henceforth.
11/27/02
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 157 on 10/7/04 Assigns Honorable Randy J. Holland to the role of Liaison Justice to the Administrative Office of the Courts.
10/23/02
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 152 on 12/24/03 Announces Judicial Branch ban on the hiring of personnel, except upon the written approval of the Chief Justice, effective November 1, 2002 and until further notice.
142
2nd Revision
5/16/06
Superseded by Administrative Directive 176 on 4/6/10 Declares that the Delaware Judiciary shall purchase and implement the selected COTS system for all courts, including the Justice of the Peace Court, the Court of Common Pleas, the Family Court, the Superior Court, the Court of Chancery and the Supreme Court.
10/8/04
Superseded by second revision on 5/16/06 Establishes committees and procedures to help implement the ACS system for all courts based upon the Final Report of the UPC Committee (Original Administrative Directive 142 on 8/15/02).
6/21/02
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 149 on 8/15/03 Permits each court in the State and each staff office, at the discretion of the presiding judge or supervisor, to close the court or office for all or part of July 5, 2002.
2/25/02
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 141 on 7/1/02 Declares a Judicial Branch ban on the hiring of personnel, except upon the written approval of the Chief Justice, effective this date and until further notice.
11/03/06
Superseded by Administrative Directive 137 (2nd Revision) on 06/17/13 Directs the Courthouse Operations Policy Committee to promulgate operating policy on issues common to all courts for usage of and services for the courthouse.
2/25/02
Superseded by Administrative Directive 137 Revised on 11/03/06 Creates a Courthouse Operations Policy Committee to formulate policy for the establishment of policies to coordinate common services and for the efficient usage of the building. (Revised 10/8/04)
11/1/02
Rescinded on 5/12/09 Establishes a minimum standard of competency for persons engaged in the practice of court reporting, and allows for the governance of court reporters effective immediately and until terminated by further Administrative Directive.
10/15/01
Revised on 11/01/02 Establishes the Board on Certified Court Reporters.
4/10/01
Rescinded by Adminstrative Directive 158 on 12/15/04 Adopts a Protocol relating to Pro Hac Vice Funds and shall govern the awarding of grants from these funds.
9/1/00
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 160 on 11/3/06 Creates designated position of Supreme Court Administrator. Link to organizational charts mentioned in Administrative Directive #126.
6/20/00
Superseded by Administrative Directive 156 on 10/8/04 Establishes a uniform accounting system for all Delaware Courts.
6/20/00
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 122 on 3/6/06 Creates Council of Court Administrators.
01/05/98
Adopts a "Code of Conduct for Court Employees" effective February 1, 1998
2/1/97
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 160 on 11/3/06 Supersedes Administrative Directive No. 104. Sets up subcommittee to oversee the technology planning and management of systemwide technology.
04/11/03
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 179 on 12/22/11
Sets up central file record and docket of marriages performed by Delaware judges and directs it to be maintained by the Administrative Office of the Courts.
6/11/96
Superseded by Administrative Directive 108 Third Amendment on 4/11/03 Sets up central file record and docket of marriages performed by Delaware judges.
5/10/96
Superseded by Amended Administrative Directive 108 on 6/11/96 Sets up central file record and docket of marriages performed by judges of Delaware.
2/9/96 Effective 2/1/96
Superseded by Administrative Directive No. 110 on 2/1/97 Re-establishes the Technology Coordinating Committee as an Advisory Committee to Chief Justice. This Directive supersedes Administrative Directive No. 99, dated 11/15/94.
11/15/95
Superseded by Administrative Directive 171 on 2/24/09 Modifies Judicial Branch Personnel Rules at Chapter Two (2)-Confidential Service to include classifications of Executive Secretary, Administrative Secretary and Typist, Stenographic and Secretarial (Family Court)
1/10/95
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 160 on 11/3/06 Rescinds Administrative Directive No. 53, dated June 1, 1983. Provides for Rotation of Superior Court Judges shall be on an "as needed" basis.
11/15/94
Superseded by Administrative Directive 104 on 2/9/96 Establishes the Delaware Technology Committee.
9/27/94
Superseded by Administrative Directive 171 on 2/24/09 Adopts new Judicial Branch Personnel Rules governing all non-judicial, non-merit employees
2/28/94
Superseded by Administrative Directive 117 on 4/1/98 Implements Senate Joint Resolution No. 28 establishing a Commission on Major Commercial Litigation Reform.
2/1/94
Superseded by Administrative Directive 175 on 4/1/10 Establishes proper reporting procedures.
7/27/93
Rescinded by Administrative Directive 160 on 11/3/06 Establishes fees and costs for the Court of Common Pleas effective 7/30/93.

The Supreme Court Administrative Directives are provided online in Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format. If you do not have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software, please visit the Adobe site to download it.