The head of Delaware’s Court of Chancery announced today that he will be stepping down from the bench effective June 17, 2011. William B. Chandler, III has served as Chancellor since 1997. He joined the Court of Chancery in 1989, and prior to that served as a judge in Delaware’s Superior Court.
In 2009, Chancellor Chandler had been reconfirmed for a second 12 year term, and his announcement comes as a surprise to some. In a letter to Governor Jack Markell, the Chancellor, age 60, indicated he wanted to pursue new opportunities that were available to him.
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