As regular readers of these pages know, the newest Vice Chancellor on the Delaware Court of Chancery, The Honorable Sam Glasscock, formerly served the Court as Master in Chancery. Due to the vacancy created, the following notice was published today:

Non-Merit Position

(This position is exempt from the State of Delaware Merit Rules

and the Judicial Personnel Rules)

Posting #AOC0701N11


Opening Date: July 12, 2011

Closing Date: August 15, 2011

Salary: $108,013 per year Pay Grade A20*

Recruiting For: Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware

Location: City of Wilmington (Please check this location on your application)

New Castle County Courthouse; travel to other courthouses in Kent and Sussex Counties will also be required.

*Salary applicable for this position is set by the State of Delaware budget and is tied to the pay of Superior Court Commissioners.

Summary Statement: The Master in Chancery to the Delaware Court of Chancery occupies a professional and confidential position subject to assignment by the Chancellor of the Court of Chancery. This employee is chosen and serves at the pleasure of the Chancellor and is expected to undertake such duties in assisting the Court, including the following:

Mediating disputes involving the enforcement of deed covenants or restrictions, guardianships, and other matters within the Court’s jurisdiction.

Arbitrating business disputes when the parties request a member of the Court of Chancery to arbitrate such dispute.

Conducting voluntary final adjudications where the decision of the Master shall have the same effect as a decision of a member of the Court of Chancery.

Adjudicating such other matters as are assigned by the Chancellor, subject to review by a member of the Court on exceptions under the Court’s Rules.

Assisting Court staff in interpreting Court Rules and processing the Court’s guardianship and trusts and estates dockets.

Assisting the Chancellor in drafting new Court rules, legislation, and other matters.

Such other duties as may be assigned by the Chancellor consistent with law.

Minimum Qualifications: In addition to the employment application, please address each item separately in your cover letter, which must be accompanied with a copy of your resume. Failure to meet the qualifications listed below in any one area may result in a rating of “not qualified,” and failure to address each item separately may result in disqualification.

A minimum of three years of legal experience, including substantive legal research.

Must be a member in good standing of the Delaware Bar.

Some experience in practice before the Court of Chancery is preferred.

Please include three letters of reference, three writing samples, and a copy of college and law school transcripts.

Conditions of Employment: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

Direct deposit of paychecks is required as a condition of employment. Benefits: To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit the web-site at

Submitting Your Application: Visit the website at click on “apply” next to the job posting. Then print, or complete and print, the Judicial Branch Non-Merit Employment Application in either WORD or PDF format. Applications should be submitted by any one of the formats listed below prior to the closing date stated on this announcement. 


Send your application as an e-mail attachment with the words “Application Form” in the subject line to:  (preferred method) 
Fax your application to: (302) 255-2482, Attention: Human Resources

Mail your application to:

Administrative Office of the Courts

New Castle County Courthouse

500 N. King Street, Suite 11600

Wilmington, DE 19801

Attachments to Applications: As stated above, please include three letters of reference, three writing samples, and a copy of college and law school transcripts, along with your application, resume, and cover letter.

If supplemental information is requested by the posting, be sure to include it when you submit your application prior to the closing date.

Applications or additional information will not be accepted after the closing date, except at the court’s discretion.

Resumes will not be accepted unless accompanied by the application.

Accommodations: Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458.

TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance

The Delaware Judiciary – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer