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Board of Bar Examiners

of the Supreme Court of Delaware

Board of Bar Examiners

of the Supreme Court of Delaware

About Delaware Bar Admissions

Are you interested in becoming a Delaware attorney? Whether you are a current law student, a recent graduate, or have already been admitted in another jurisdiction, to become a Delaware attorney, the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners requires Applicants to have graduated from an ABA accredited law school, pass the written Delaware Bar Examination, complete a Character & Fitness evaluation, and complete a 12-week clerkship. You may also apply for limited permission to practice under certain circumstances: in house counsel, military spouse, foreign legal consultant, law school graduate employed by a Delaware nonprofit or governmental agency while waiting to take the Delaware bar exam, or a law student employed by certain Delaware State Courts and Agencies.

Delaware Bar Application


For law school graduates and attorneys licensed outside of Delaware seeking admission to the Delaware Bar.

Click to advance to First Time Bar Exam page

Limited Permission to Practice


For law school graduates, attorneys licensed outside of Delaware, attorneys of a military spouse, in-house counsel, foreign legal consultants and current law students, seeking limited permission to practice in Delaware in government jobs or with approved legal service agencies.

Click to advance to Limited License page

Delaware Bar Application


For law school graduates and attorneys licensed outside of Delaware seeking admission to the Delaware Bar.

Click to advance to First Time Bar Exam page

Limited Permission to Practice


For law school graduates, attorneys licensed outside of Delaware, attorneys of a military spouse, in-house counsel, foreign legal consultants and current law students, seeking limited permission to practice in Delaware in government jobs or with approved legal service agencies.

Click to advance to Limited License page

Rules Governing Admissions

All applicants must read and adhere to the Rules governing admissions. Admission to the Delaware Bar is governed by Supreme Court Rules 51-56 and Board of Bar Examiners Rules.


Important Dates & Announcements

 ANNOUNCEMENT

February 2025 Bar Exam

The July 2024 Bar Exam Application deadline was May 7, 2024.
The February 2025 Bar Exam Application opens mid-September 2024.

 NEW

February 2024 Bar Exam Results

View the February 2024 Bar Exam Results including the list of passing Applicants.

 ANNOUNCEMENT

Class of February 2024 Important Dates and Deadlines

June 14, 2024
Clerkship Checklist, Preceptor’s Clerkship Certificate and MPRE Score Report Due

(Score of 85 or above taken after 1/1/2020)
Documents must be submitted in order to be eligible for June 26, 2024 Bar Admission Ceremony

June 20, 2024
Pre-Admission Conference / Roll Signing / Professional Photographs

Chase Center On The Riverfront
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Mandatory Attendance
No Pre-Registration Required
Registration is at 8:15AM

June 26, 2024
Bar Admission Ceremony

Kent County Courthouse
Ceremonial Courtroom 1
414 Federal Street
Dover, Delaware 19901

 NEW

Instructions For Obtaining Criminal History Reports

Applicants, please click the link below to view the new instructions:

Instructions for Obtaining State of Delaware and Federal Criminal History Reports

 INFORMATION

July 2024 Bar Exam

July 30-31, 2024

Chase Center On The Riverfront
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • July 1, 2024 – Certified Law School Transcript and Second Affidavit of Completeness
  • July 30-31, 2024 – Bar Exam (2 days)
  • September 1, 2024 – Criminal Background Reports, First Preceptor Certificate, and all other required documents on Required Documents Checklist
  • November 28, 2024 – Clerkship Checklist, Preceptor’s Certification, and MPRE score of 85 or above (Taken after 1/1/2020)
  • December 5, 2024 – Pre-Admission Conference / Roll Signing / Professional Photographs
  • December 11, 2024 – Bar Admission Ceremony for Class of July 2024


 ANNOUNCEMENT

Please review the following January 2024 'Statement from the Delaware Board of Bar Examiners Regarding Bar Exam Topics' to give clarification to a question raised about the interpretation of the 2023 amendment to Board Rule 12 altering the scope of the criminal law and procedure subjects that may be tested on the Delaware Bar Examination: Clarification of Criminal Law and Procedure


 INFORMATION

Class of July 2023 Bar Admission Ceremony Date

September 18, 2024
Supreme Court of Delaware
55 The Green
Dover, Delaware 19901

 INFORMATION

Preceptor Training

If you are a Preceptor for a February 2024 Applicant, you may request the Preceptor Training Meeting Video at: ARMS_BBE@delaware.gov

If you are a Preceptor for a July 2024 Applicant, you must attend the:

Preceptor Training Meeting on June 6, 2024
Immediately following the Annual Bench & Bar Conference
Chase Center On The Riverfront
815 Justison Street
Wilmington, Delaware 19801



Board of Bar Examiners of the Supreme Court of Delaware
The Renaissance Centre
405 North King Street, Suite 500
Wilmington, DE 19801
ARMS_BBE@delaware.gov