The Delaware State Courts will be closed Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. Justice of the Peace Courts 11 (New Castle County), 7 (Kent County), and 3 (Sussex County) will remain open.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)

Alternative Dispute Resolution


Effective January 1, 2018, Superior Court adopts a new Civil Rule of Procedure 16.1. This mandatory non-binding arbitration rule addresses previously identified issues. In this new rule, the lawyers are charged with meeting the deadlines and in running the arbitration process. See, e.g., Civil Rule 16.1(d)-(f). More importantly, the arbitration process does not interfere with the issuance of a case scheduling order. See Civil Rule 16.1(h).

Arbitration Rule 16.1 Reference Materials

Arbitration Guidelines

Superior Court Rule 16.1 Mandatory Non-Binding Arbitration

Arbitration Forms (Samples)