Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware

Board of Bar Examiners


APPLICANTS who achieve a passing score on the written examination MUST attend the Pre-Admission Conference on November 15, 2022 8:00 am – 4:10 pm at the Chase Center, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington Delaware.

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 Patty Schwartz at to make arrangements to view the video and to submit a certificate of attendance.

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 2022 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
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 500
Wilmington, DE 19801
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