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Malia Reddick on Maintaining Confidence in Delaware's Judicial Nominating Commission System

Riley Combelic
Delaware Law Weekly recently published an article discussing how judicial vacancies are filled in Delaware. Specifically, the article focused on the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) and whether it is appropriate for members of the JNC to resign and then apply for judicial positions. IAALS's own Malia...

Delaware Looking Into Possibility of Opening Family Court Proceedings to Public

Katherine Kirk
The Delaware Legislature recently passed a resolution requesting a study to examine the possibility of opening Family Court proceedings to the public. Delaware's legislature has shown a long history of interest in opening such proceedings, beginning in 1992. The review must be complete by February 15, 2014.

Delaware Court of Chancery Amends Rules to "Account for Modern Discovery Demands"

Brittany Kauffman
The Delaware Court of Chancery has amended its Rules regarding discovery, effective January 1, 2013, to "account for modern discovery demands" and to bring the Court’s rules in line with "current practice." The Court has also expanded its Guidelines To Help Practitioners In The Court of Chancery to include guidelines...

Delaware Revises Its Default Standard for Discovery, Including e-Discovery

Alli Gerkman
On December 8, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware adopted a new Default Standard for Discovery, Including Discovery of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) . This new standard announces the expectation that parties reach cooperative agreements regarding discovery, but applies limited default...