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.

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.

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

 NEW

February 2024 Bar Exam FAQs

Please click the link below to view answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding the upcoming Bar Exam:

February 2024 Bar Exam FAQs

 INFORMATION

February 2024 Bar Exam

February 27-28, 2024

University of Delaware
Clayton Hall
100 David Hollowell Drive
Newark, Delaware 19716

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • February 1, 2024 – Certified Law School Transcript and Second Affidavit of Completeness
  • February 27-28, 2024 – Bar Exam (2 days)
  • April 1, 2024 – Criminal Background Reports, First Preceptor Certificate, and all other required documents on Required Documents Checklist
  • June 14, 2024 – Clerkship Checklist, Preceptor’s Certification, and MPRE score of 85 or above (Taken after 1/1/2020)
  • June 20, 2024 – Pre-Admission Conference / Roll Signing / Professional Photographs
  • June 26, 2024 – Bar Admission Ceremony for Class of February 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

 NEW

Class of July 2023 Bar Admission Ceremonies

February 21, 2024
April 17, 2024
September 18, 2024

 INFORMATION

July 2024 Bar Exam

July 30-31, 2024

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

Important Dates and Deadlines

Application opens February 1, 2024

Early filing April 2, 2024
Testing Accommodations Application: April 2, 2024
Administrative Accommodations Application: April 2, 2024
Bar Application: Final Deadline May 7, 2024

 INFORMATION

Preceptor Training

Preceptor Training Meeting Video
May be requested via electronic mail at ARMS_BBE@delaware.gov

Next Preceptor Training Meeting Date – June 6, 2024 at 3:00PM
Will be held directly after 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