TITLE 10

Courts and Judicial Procedure

Organization, Powers, Jurisdiction and Operation of Courts

CHAPTER 3. COURT OF CHANCERY

Subchapter II. Officers and Employees


Repealed by 73 Del. Laws, c. 91, § 5, effective Jan. 1, 2002.;

The Chancellor shall have power from time to time to appoint and remove at pleasure such number of skilled and competent stenographers, to be designated as court reporters, as shall be necessary for the proper operation of the Court, together with such additional clerical assistants as may be required. The duties of the court reporters shall be to attend all sessions of the Court of Chancery in the several counties and all hearings before the Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor, as may be required, to report all evidence, opinions and other matters as the Chancellor or the Vice-Chancellor may require, and to perform such other duties as the Chancellor may prescribe. The court reporters and assistants shall receive such compensation as the Chancellor shall from time to time determine. The court reporters before entering upon their duties shall take and subscribe the oath of office as required by the Constitution.

23 Del. Laws, c. 76; 24 Del. Laws, c. 119; Code 1915, § 3888; 30 Del. Laws, c. 224; 35 Del. Laws, c. 218; Code 1935, § 4412; 43 Del. Laws, c. 226, § 1; 44 Del. Laws, c. 172, § 1; 10 Del. C. 1953, § 322; 50 Del. Laws, c. 67, § 7.;

Each of the Judges of the Court of Chancery may appoint and remove at pleasure 1 competent stenographer, to be designated as office secretary, whose duties shall be to render to such Judge such clerical, stenographic, typewriting and secretarial services as may be required, and who shall receive such compensation as the Chancellor shall from time to time determine.

23 Del. Laws, c. 76; 24 Del. Laws, c. 119; Code 1915, § 3888; 30 Del. Laws, c. 224; 35 Del. Laws, c. 218; Code 1935, § 4412; 43 Del. Laws, c. 226, § 1; 44 Del. Laws, c. 172, § 1; 10 Del. C. 1953, § 323; 50 Del. Laws, c. 67, § 7.;

If for any reason any of the court reporters or office secretaries shall be unable to perform his or her duties, the Chancellor may appoint a suitable and competent substitute to serve as a temporary court reporter or office secretary for such time and for such compensation as he or she shall determine. Substitute court reporters shall take the same oath of office as is required of a court reporter, and their acts shall have the same force and effect as if done by an official court reporter. Such oath shall not be recorded, but shall be filed with the Register.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 324; 50 Del. Laws, c. 67, § 7; 70 Del. Laws, c. 186, § 1.;

The Chancellor may regulate the charges to be made by court reporters for the furnishing of transcriptions of evidence, opinions, records, arguments or hearings.

23 Del. Laws, c. 76; 24 Del. Laws, c. 119; Code 1915, § 3888; 30 Del. Laws, c. 224; 35 Del. Laws, c. 218; Code 1935, § 4412; 43 Del. Laws, c. 226, § 1; 44 Del. Laws, c. 172, § 1; 10 Del. C. 1953, § 325; 50 Del. Laws, c. 67, § 7.;

The Chancellor may appoint and remove at pleasure such number of bailiffs, criers and pages as shall be necessary for the proper operation of the Court, not to exceed 1 bailiff, 1 crier and 1 page in each of the several counties. They shall receive such compensation as the Chancellor shall from time to time determine. They shall perform such duties and have such powers in connection with attendance upon the Court of Chancery as the Chancellor may from time to time prescribe.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 326; 50 Del. Laws, c. 67, § 8; 55 Del. Laws, c. 85, §§ 35A, 35B; 57 Del. Laws, c. 228, § 11-2.;

The Chancellor shall certify to the State Auditor and the State Treasurer the names and addresses of the several persons appointed to the offices and positions authorized under the provisions of this chapter, the several dates of their appointments, and the monthly compensation to be paid to them.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 327; 50 Del. Laws, c. 67, § 8; 57 Del. Laws, c. 228, § 11-3.;

Nothing contained in this subchapter shall affect the powers of the Supreme Court conferred by § 6331 of Title 29.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 328; 50 Del. Laws, c. 67, § 8.;

Law clerks hold major, nontenured advisory positions for the Chancellor and Vice-Chancellors of the Court. The Court of Chancery may appoint and remove at pleasure such judicial law clerks as shall be necessary for the proper operation of the Court.

10 Del. C. 1953, § 329; 55 Del. Laws, c. 208; 57 Del. Laws, c. 228, § 11-4; 78 Del. Laws, c. 51, § 2.;