The Civil Division is responsible for providing legal services to the officers, departments, boards, agencies, commissions, and instrumentalities of State government. The State Solicitor is appointed by the Attorney General and reports through the Chief Deputy Attorney General. As set forth at 29 Del. C. § 2505 (b), the State Solicitor is responsible for all civil actions and matters wherein the State or its agencies or subdivisions are involved and has such powers as the Attorney General shall designate. The Civil Division is comprised of 60 Deputy Attorneys General and 17 administrative support staff. Presently, Aaron R. Goldstein is the State Solicitor and Ilona M. Kirshon is the Deputy State Solicitor.
Much like a private law firm, the Civil Division provides all legal advice in civil matters for the State of Delaware. The Civil Division is organized statewide into seven units: Administrative Law & Education, Affirmative Litigation, Defensive Litigation, Departments & Agencies, Environmental, Government Services, and Health Law.