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Richards Layton Attorney Receives DSBA Award

C. Malcolm "Mike" Cochran of Richards, Layton & Finger received the Delaware State Bar Association's 2015 Christopher W. White Distinguished Access to Justice Commitment Award.

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Strine Pitches Judiciary Budget Request for FY 2017 in Dover

By Tom McParland |

Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo E. Strine Jr. last week presented the judiciary's budget request for the 2017 fiscal year, stressing the need to invest in employee pay fairness initiatives and upgrade the courts' facilities and technology.

Markell Names Haskins To Serve on Family Court

Gov. Jack Markell announced Nov. 18 that Natalie J. Haskins, an assistant public defender and longtime child advocate, is his choice to serve on the Delaware Family Court, replacing Judge Alan Cooper, who died last month.

In early November, the Taiwan Corporate Governance Association hosted the 11th annual International Corporate Governance Summit

Taiwan association hosts corporate governance summit

Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell partner John P. DiTomo presented the keynote address.

Widener Law Partners With UDel to Serve Foreign Attorneys

By Tom McParland |

Widener University Delaware Law School has partnered with the University of Delaware English Language Institute to help international students funnel into the law school's Master of Laws programs.

Judiciary/UDel Partnership Increased Court Efficiency, Strine Says

By Tom McParland |

The Delaware judiciary last week marked the first anniversary of a 10-year partnership with the University of Delaware that has so far saved the judicial branch 4,250 work hours, as it moves to streamline its operations.

Noble Announces Plan to Step Down From Delaware Court of Chancery

By Tom McParland |

Vice Chancellor John W. Noble has announced he intends to retire from the Delaware Court of Chancery effective Feb. 26.

State Representative Mulls Options To Revive Vetoed Delaware HB 130

By Tom McParland |

After Delaware Gov. Jack Markell in August issued a surprise veto of her unanimously passed bill, state Rep. Kimberly Williams, D-Newport/Stanton, vowed to revive the measure, which created a felony offense for medical professionals who have sexual contact with patients while in the course of providing health care services.

Widener Law to Present Tax Institute Program

Widener University Delaware Law School is set to present the Delaware Tax Institute program, "How Will the Game Change: Taxes in a New Congress," on Friday in the school's Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom.


Steele to Speak at Annual Distressed Investing Event

Myron T. Steele, a partner with Potter Anderson & Corroon and former Delaware Supreme Court chief justice, is set to serve as faculty at the 22nd annual Distressed Investing Conference on Nov. 30 at the Park Lane Hotel in New York City.

Newell Installed as Head of Family Court

By Michael A. Riccardi |

Judge Michael K. Newell was sworn in July 31 as chief judge of the Delaware Family Court in a ceremony that—as the new chief judge requested—focused on the importance of the court as much as if not more than the attributes of its new leader.

DUI Treatment Court Graduates Class Amid Judiciary Review

By Tom McParland |

Delaware's newest problem-solving court, the Court of Common Pleas DUI Treatment Court in New Castle County, graduated its first class Nov. 6, as officials continue to refine the program in the hope of taking it statewide.

Drug-Dealing Acquittal Does Not Bar Conspiracy Conviction

By Tom McParland |

The Delaware Supreme Court has found a man's acquittal on drug-dealing charges did not preclude his conspiracy conviction, affirming a lower court's ruling that the man agreed to aid in the commission of a felony.


Barristers Association to Host Louis L. Redding Benefit

The Delaware Barristers Association is set to hold its fourth annual Louis L. Redding Benefit and Awards Gala.


Bayard Lawyer Elected Head Of Federal Bar Chapter

Bayard P.A. director Stephen B. Brauerman was elected president of the Delaware chapter of the Federal Bar Association for a two-year term.


Montgomery McCracken Attorney Becomes Partner

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads elected attorney Mark A. Fink to the firm's partnership.

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Delaware Bar Increases Focus on Cybersecurity Work

By Gina Passarella |

Delaware law firms have been beefing up their cybersecurity practices this year, with Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor becoming the latest to formalize a practice focused on cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.

Justices: Law Firm Showed Just Cause for Firing Paralegal

By Lizzy McLellan |

A law firm that fired an employee for cumulative misconduct was not required to define the types of conduct that would trigger termination in order to show just cause, as long as employees are aware of the types of behavior that are unacceptable, the Delaware Supreme Court has ruled.

Ex-Justice Ridgely Named Adviser to ABA Business Law Section

By P.J. D'Annunzio |

Former state Supreme Court Justice Henry duPont Ridgely has been appointed as an adviser to the American Bar Association's Business Law Section.

Liberian Legal Delegation Visits Del. to Study Courts

Widener University Delaware Law School and Potter Anderson & Corroon sponsored a program that brought more than a dozen members of the bench and bar from Liberia to Delaware in late August to learn about the legal and business climate.

Richards Layton Lawyer to Speak at ACI D&O Forum

Richards, Layton & Finger director Anne C. Foster is set to speak at the American Conference Institute's 19th Forum on D&O Liability Insurance on Sept. 17.