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Delaware CLE Requirements and Courses

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Delaware Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

After passing the Bar Exam but before being admitted to the Delaware Bar, attorneys must attend a two-day Pre-Admission Conference. In addition, newly admitted attorneys must complete all 7 Fundamentals programs with the first two compliance periods (4 years). Each Fundamentals program is approximately 6 hours.

Delaware General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 24 hours per reporting period
  • Specialty credits required: 4 enhanced hours of ethics credit per reporting period
  • Length of reporting period: 2 years
  • Compliance date: December 31
  • Reporting date: February 1
  • Compliance group: Varies by admission date. Attorneys admitted in even-numbered years must complete credits by December 31 of every even-numbered year; odd-numbered year admissions complete credit by December 31 of every odd-numbered year. E.g., 12/31/2010 compliance date covers attorneys admitted in any even-numbered year such as 1986, 1998, 2002, 2004, etc.
  • Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round to the nearest one-tenth of an hour.
  • Distance Learning Requirements: May take 12 credits live webcast or previously recorded.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: The ABA reports attendance to Delaware on each attorney's behalf.

State Contact Information

Commission on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of Delaware, The Renaissance Centre, 405 N King Street, Suite 420, Wilmington DE 19801 | (302) 651-3941

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A Note About MCLE Credit

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