August 11, 2011
By: Edward M. McNally
In years gone by, Delaware’s courts had much of the same flavor as a small town. The local bar was small. Few firms from outside Delaware had Delaware outposts. The lawyers were part of a community where everyone at least knew someone who knew who they were and how they practiced law. As a result, it was often true that lawyers got away with not complying with scheduling orders and continuances were freely granted. Even today, some of that atmosphere remains, with Delaware lawyers maintaining civility.