Laws of Delaware (Del. Laws)
Each volume of Laws of Delaware is a compilation of the official acts of a session of the General Assembly. Each session spans two years. After a bill passes both houses of the General Assembly and is signed by the Governor, it is assigned a chapter number unique to the current volume of Laws of Delaware.
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Delaware Appellate Handbook(2nd ed. 1996) [Delaware Supreme Court] — This handbook “was prepared to assist Delaware attorneys in appellate practice before the Delaware Supreme Court, Court of Chancery, Superior Court and Family Court.”
SENTAC Benchbook(2005) [Delaware Sentencing Accountability Commission (SENTAC)] — Formerly titled Truth in Sentencing Benchbook. “This Benchbook is designed to assist sentencing judges, prosecutors and defense attorneys in the formulation of sentences that are consistent with the goals of sentencing reform promulgated by SENTAC. This Benchbook is revised annually to reflect legislative changes since the passage of the Truth in Sentencing Act of 1989.”
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Delaware Residents [Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Delaware law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Delaware.
Legal Services Corporation of Delaware LSCD “provides legal representation to Delaware’s low-income population, and therefore, this site is focused primarily on legal problems and services for the poor.”
WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help [WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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