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Delaware Free Legal Resources --2013 Update

Whether it’s because of the state’s close proximity to Philadelphia or because you are interested in Delware.pngcorporate law, you may find yourself working in Delaware.  The Biddle Law Library has compiled a list of useful electronic resources which provide free access to the state’s legal materials.

 
Constitution

 Students can access the current and 1776 version of the Delaware Constitution in addition to the 1701 Charter of Delaware online.

 Executive

 Attorney General Opinions – Opinions arranged chronologically from 1995-present.

 Delaware Division of Corporations – Provides information relating to the creation of business entities in the state.  Website includes business Forms and Certificates arranged by Entity or Document type.

 Delaware Division of Revenue – Provides tax information and forms for individual and business taxpayers.

 Delaware Regulations - Links to the Delaware Code, Delaware Session Laws, Delaware Administrative Code, Register of Regulations (1997-present), and City & Town Charters.  The Register of Regulations contains proposed, amended, and final regulations in addition to the Governor's Executive Orders, Appointments by the Governor, and lists of hearings and meetings being held by various state agencies, boards and commissions.

 Legislative

 Delaware General Assembly – Official website for the Delaware House and Senate provides access to a variety of legislative material. 

 Delaware Bills – Bills can be searched multiple ways through the primary link or by legislative session (1995-2010).  Legislative Reports and the House Journal also are accessible from sidebar linked on this page.

 Courts

 Opinions, Forms, and Rules are available from the official Delaware State Courts site.

Court Opinions – Court opinions are available on the official court website and include the Supreme Court (2000-present), Court of Chancery (2000-present), Superior Court (1989, 1996, 1999-present), Court of Common Pleas (2000-present), and Justice of the Peace Court which may be searched chronologically, by court type, or keyword.  FindLaw also provides access to court opinions dating back to 1989, including the Family Court, but coverage can be spotty.

 Court Forms – Searchable collection of forms organized by type and court.  Includes: Supreme Court, Court of Chancery, Superior Court, Family Court, Court of Common Pleas and Justice of the Peace Court.

 Court Rules – PDF collection of various Delaware rules associated with the court system and the practice of law.