A delegation of six high ranking judges from Taiwan met with President Judge Jan R. Jurden and the four Delaware Superior Court Judges who preside in the state’s Complex Commercial Litigation Division.

The Taiwan delegation included the secretary-general of the judiciary in Taiwan, who administers its judicial system.

The delegation was hosted by retired Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland during their visit to Wilmington on April 3. Holland has visited Taiwan for many years and worked with the last three chief justices of Taiwan on matters that relate to business courts and judicial ethics. This week’s delegation is the third group of judges from Taiwan that have visited Delaware’s Superior Court and Court of Chancery.

For this visit, Jurden organized an education program for the Taiwanese judges. It included written responses to questions that had been submitted in advance, a dialogue with the four CCLD Superior Court judges, a courtroom demonstration of technology used in litigation, a separate dialogue with leading CCLD practitioners and a notebook of CCLD decisions and forums.

The judges from Taiwan were selected and visited the Delaware Superior Court at the direction of the chief justice of Taiwan. After years of study, Taiwan will introduce legislation next month to establish a separate business court. The draft legislation reflects many features of the Delaware judicial system that were learned during prior trips to Delaware and during annual visits by Justice Holland before he recently retired.

Several years ago, when Taiwan Chief Justice In-Jaw Lai took office, the headline of his interview with the Commercial Times of Taiwan read: “Use Delaware in the U.S. as the Model.”

The chief justice was asked if the judicial system of Taiwan could replicate Delaware’s success.

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