Delaware Courts are in Phase Two of the reopening plan as of June 15, 2020, allowing the public to return to court facilities. Learn more about the public reopening plan.

For the latest on the Delaware Judiciary response to COVID-19 – and for contact information for each court during this emergency – please visit The Delaware Judiciary Response to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) page.

Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware

Board of Bar Examiners

The 2020 Annual Preceptor's Meeting, previously scheduled for June 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m., has been cancelled.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Board of Bar Examiners will not be holding the 2020 Annual Preceptors Meeting as previously scheduled.

Any qualified attorney who plans to serve as a preceptor for a 2020 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 Emma Heck at Emma.Heck@delaware.gov to make arrangements to view the video and to submit a certificate of attendance.

Supreme Court of Delaware Postpones July Bar Exam

The Supreme Court of Delaware announced that, due to the ongoing public health emergency arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Delaware bar examination will not be administered on July 27 – 29, 2020 as previously scheduled. The examination is rescheduled to September 9-11, 2020. The Bar Examination will be administered at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, DE. Please read the 2020 Delaware Bar Exam FAQs for more information about the change in venue.

The Delaware Bar Examination will be administered on September 9-11, 2020 at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, DE.

The final filing deadline to submit an application for the 2020 Delaware Bar Exam was May 1st and we are no longer accepting applications. If you have already filed an application for the 2020 Delaware Bar Exam, you may access it at https://www.bbede.org.

 DO NOT open more than one application for this year’s exam. If you are unable to access your application, please contact the helpdesk at (302) 798-7500 for assistance.

See Board Rule 5, as amended, for filing deadlines and fees.

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.






Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware
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Wilmington, DE 19801
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