Delaware Courts are currently in Phase Three of the reopening plan as of June 1, 2021. 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 Board will not be scheduling a Preceptor's Meeting for 2021.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 health crisis, the Board of Bar Examiners will not be holding the 2021 Annual Preceptors Meeting.

Any qualified attorney who plans to serve as a preceptor for a 2021 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 2021 Delaware Bar Exam

The Delaware Bar Exam will be administered on July 26, 27 and 28, 2021. Applications for the 2021 exam will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. ET on May 3, 2021.
Access the online application system.

The Delaware bar examination will use the remote (online) format offered by the National Conference of Bar Examiners (NCBE). The exam will retain the traditional format of eight Delaware essay questions, two Multistate Performance Test (MPT) questions and 200 Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) questions. However, unlike in past years, Applicants will take all three segments of the exam online using ExamSoft secure remote testing software. Please see the links below for the Remote Exam Testing Conditions, a sample of the Remote Exam Testing Acknowledgement that Applicants will be required to execute prior to the exam and a list of Frequently asked Questions. The Board will update our webpage as warranted. Applicants should monitor this webpage for future updates.

  Temporary Limited Practice Privilege Application Available for 2020 Registered Applicants.

As promised, the Supreme Court, in conjunction with the Board of Bar Examiners, has approved a temporary Limited Practice Privilege Opportunity for many of the 2020 Registered Applicants who were unable to sit for the bar exam this year. The links to the press release, order and application are provided below.

Applicants should check the notice tab in their application for more information about the opportunity and how to apply.

https://www.bbede.org/Security/SignIn.aspx

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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