The Delaware Court of Chancery is widely recognized as the nation's preeminent forum for the determination of disputes involving the internal affairs of the thousands upon thousands of Delaware corporations and other business entities through which a vast amount of the world's commercial affairs is conducted. Its unique competence in and exposure to issues of business law are unmatched.
A short history of the Court of Chancery, which dates back to 1792.
Detailed description of the legal jurisdiction of the Court.
Short biographies on the judicial officers of the Court.
Latest and archived decisions by the Court.
Rules and recent amendments governing Court procedures.
List of fees and charges.
Attorneys and Litigants
Guidelines for Persons Litigating in the Court of Chancery
Operating Procedures for Litigants in the Court of Chancery
Recommended Best Practices for eFiling in the Court of Chancery
In the Court of Chancery a guardian is a person appointed to make medical and/or financial decisions on behalf of a person with a disability.
Learn More About the Guardianship Process in Delaware.
For the Media
Guidelines for Use of Laptops in the Courtroom.
Court of Chancery Calendar.
Docket Information - Civil actions filed with the court are available online at File and ServeXpress.
Notice for those seeking judicial clerkships with the Court of Chancery.
The Court of Chancery is now accepting applications for judicial clerkships for the 2018-2019 term. Applicants must have completed law school before beginning a clerkship. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2017. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their application packages as early as possible. Additional information is available at this link: Application instructions
The Court of Chancery is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph R. Slights III as a Vice Chancellor. Governor Jack Markell appointed Slights to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Vice Chancellor John Noble in February of this year. Vice Chancellor Slights was confirmed by the Senate on March 16, 2016 and was sworn in on March 28, 2016.
The Court of Chancery is pleased to announce the appointment of Morgan Zurn as a Master in Chancery. Ms. Zurn comes to the Court of Chancery from her position as a Deputy Attorney General at the Delaware Department of Justice, where she has worked since 2009. Full story...
The Court of Chancery has offices in New Castle County, Kent County and Sussex County. The addresses and phone numbers for each location are listed below.
New Castle County
500 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
414 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
Court of Chancery
34 The Circle
Georgetown, DE 19947
The Register of Wills is responsible for assisting individuals and attorneys with the probate process and maintains records relating to estates. The Register of Wills is a clerk of the Court of Chancery and has an office in each county of the state.