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Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware

Board of Bar Examiners

The Board will not be scheduling a Preceptor's Meeting for 2022.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Board of Bar Examiners will not be holding the 2022 Annual Preceptors Meeting.

Any qualified attorney who plans to serve as a preceptor for a 2022 Delaware bar applicant and has not attended a Preceptors Meeting within the previous three years may watch a video of a previous year's meeting to fulfill the meeting requirement.

Please contact Mason Vannucci at Mason.Vannucci@delaware.gov to make arrangements to view the video and to submit a certificate of attendance.

The 2022 Delaware Bar Exam

The Board intends to administer the 2022 Delaware Bar Examination ("bar exam") in person at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25-27, 2022. Please be advised that the Board will continue to monitor the COVID-19 conditions and both the dates and the manner in which the bar exam will be administered may be subject to change. The Board will update our webpage as warranted. Applicants should monitor this webpage for future updates.

Applications for the 2022 exam will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. ET on May 2, 2022.
Access the online application system.

IMPORTANT: Criminal background checks can take several months to receive from the FBI. Applicants should start that process as soon as possible.

Information and instructions for criminal background checks (required for all applicants including Rule 55 Applications) (required for all applicants including Rule 55 Applications)

Application for Testing Accommodations (recently revised)

PDF version of the 2018 application for viewing purposes only

Preceptor Duties and Clerkship Requirements

The Delaware Bar Examination will consist of the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE), two Multistate Performance Tests (MPT) and eight essay questions on such subjects as listed in Board Rule 12. In addition the Multistate Professional Responsibility Examination (MPRE) is required (see Board Rule 8 for time restriction). For more information on these tests, please refer to the National Conference of Bar Examiners.

Law Clerk Schedule

"The Delaware Clerkship Requirement: A Long-Standing Tradition" written by Justice Randy J. Holland and published in the November 2009 issue of The Bar Examiner.






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