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  • January 16, 2024 8:47 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, THE FOLLOWING WILL OPEN AT 10 AM TODAY, JANUARY 16TH 2024: 

    DELAWARE STATE COURT FACILITIES IN NEW CASTLE & KENT COUNTY

    DELAWARE FEDERAL COURTS 


  • January 12, 2024 8:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FROM DE BANKRUPTCY COURT: 

    ORDER APPOINTING LOCAL RULES COMMITTEE....LEARN MORE

    FROM DE DISTRICT COURT: 

    DISTRICT OF DELAWARE WELCOMES JUDGE JENNIFER L. HALL.....LEARN MORE

    FROM DE SUPERIOR COURT: 

    ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVE NO. 2024-1 RE: ASSIGNMENT OF JUDGES......LEARN MORE


  • January 12, 2024 8:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A REMINDER THAT THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, JANUARY 15TH IN OBSERVANCE OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY: 

    DELAWARE FEDERAL COURTS

    DELAWARE STATE COURTS* 

    NEW CASTLE COUNTY GOV'T OFFICES

    KENT COUNTY GOV'T OFFICES

    SUSSEX COUNTY GOV'T OFFICES 

    CITY OF WILMINGTON OFFICES 

    *24-HOUR JP COURTS WILL REMAIN OPEN 



  • December 21, 2023 8:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    As a follow-up to the Courts December 6th Announcement, Effective January 1, 2024, the pro hac vice admission fee is increasing to $50.00 per case and is payable by credit card when using CM/ECF to file the application. The Application for Pro Hac Vice Admission will be updated and available under the Forms Tab on the Courts website at www.ded.uscourts.gov.


  • December 15, 2023 8:37 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The grace period for the revised Third Circuit L.A.R. 26 will end on December 31, 2023.  Starting January 1, 2024, documents received after 5:00 p.m. ET on the final day for filing will not be considered timely with limited exceptions and a motion to file out of time will be required.  The full text of L.A.R. 26 can be found on the Court's website and a link is provided below.

      https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/l3IuCyPJXOCAqJWkiMpJr6?domain=urldefense.proofpoint.com


  • November 16, 2023 1:34 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    THE SCHEDULE FOR CLOSURES FOR THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON IS AS FOLLOWS: 

     

    NOV 23RD

    NOV 24TH

    DEC 22ND

    DEC 25TH

    DEC 26TH

    JAN 1ST

    DE FEDERAL COURTS 

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    DE STATE COURTS* & OFFICES

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    NEW CASTLE COUNTY OFFICES

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    HALF DAY 

    CLOSED

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    KENT COUNTY OFFICES

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    SUSSEX COUNTY OFFICES

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    CITY OF WILMINGTON 

    CLOSED

    CLOSED

    OPEN

    CLOSED

    OPEN

    CLOSED

     

    *24 HOUR JUSTICE OF THE PEACE COURTS WILL REMAIN OPEN


  • November 16, 2023 1:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    NOTICE OF FEE INCREASE EFFECTIVE DEC 1ST.....LEARN MORE

    ANNOUNCEMENT OF VACANCY FOR POSITION OF MAGISTRATE JUDGE......LEARN MORE


  • November 09, 2023 3:37 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    PUBLIC NOTICE OF REAPPOINTMENT OF BANKRUPTCY JUDGE.....LEARN MORE


  • November 09, 2023 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A REMINDER THAT THE FOLLOWING WILL BE CLOSED ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10TH IN OBSERVANCE OF VETERAN'S DAY: 

    DELAWARE FEDERAL COURTS 

    DELAWARE STATE COURTS* & OFFICES 

    NEW CASTLE COUNTY OFFICES 

    KENT COUNTY OFFICES 

    SUSSEX COUNTY OFFICES 

    CITY OF WILMINGTON OFFICES 

    *24 justice of the peace courts will remain open* 


  • October 05, 2023 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    DE SUPREME COURT RE-LAUNCHES THE COMMISSION ON LAW AND TECHNOLOGY......LEARN MORE


NEWSLETTER

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The Reporter

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PRO BONO

Service is at the heart of the DPA.  We strive to give back to our community as much as possible.  Some of the events we participate in are Wills for Heroes/Seniors, Mock Trial, and serving dinner at the Ronald McDonald house.  Please consider volunteering! 

Check out the Pro Bono page for more information

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Working in a fast-paced, nationwide field can be challenging, but the DPA stays on top of the current happenings across the country and reports back to the members with pertinent information.  

For more information on what's going on in the paralegal world, check out the National Affairs page. 


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