Delaware Courts have returned to Phase Two of the reopening plan as of November 16, 2020. 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 Mason Vannucci at 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 Board continues to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and has not announced the manner or location of the 2021 bar exam. Once that information is available, it will be posted here. Applicants should monitor the Board’s website 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.

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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