Total credit hours: 24.00 credit hours every 2 years.
A minimum of 12.00 credit hours must be taken as live programs.
A maximum of 12.00 credit hours may be taken as eCLE programs.
Deadline to Complete CLEs: December 31
Reporting Deadline: March 31 of the following year (verification year)
Reporting Period: 2 years
In Delaware, active status attorneys must complete 24.00 CLE credits every 2 years to maintain good standing with the Delaware State Bar.
Delaware attorneys must complete all 24.00 required credits by December 31 in their reporting year. Attorneys must verify the accuracy of their CLE Transcript by March 31 of their verification year.
The reporting period is 2 years and ends on December 31. If you were admitted to the Delaware State Bar in an even-numbered year, your compliance period ends in even-numbered years. If you were admitted in an odd-numbered year, your compliance period ends in odd-numbered years. Note that you will verify your CLEs in the year following the year that you are required to complete your CLE credits.
Program providers should report your attendance. You will view your CLE transcript and verify your CLE attendance on the Delaware Supreme Court Lawyer Management System website.
If you earn more than 24.00 CLE credits in your compliance period, you may carry over 20.00 CLE credits to the next 2-year compliance period. Enhanced ethics credits may be carried over as general CLE credits only.
You must complete at least 12.00 CLE credits from in-person, live courses. You may earn up to 12.00 with eCLE courses.
Delaware attorneys must complete 4.00 credits in enhanced ethics every 2 years.
Enhanced ethics refers to legal and judicial ethics. For purposes of enhanced ethics credit, courses may include professionalism, defined as a dedication to ethics, civility, skill, businesslike practices and a focus on service, which encompasses obligations to other attorneys, obligations toward legal institutions, and obligations to the public.
No. In-program attendance verification is not required.
Newly admitted attorneys in Delaware begin their CLE compliance period on January 1 following the date they are admitted to the Delaware State Bar. New attorneys must complete specific fundamentals courses within 4 years after their first compliance period begins.
Yes. If you complete approved CLE credits after your admission to the Delaware State Bar and before December 31 of that year, you may carry over up to 20.00 of those credits to your first compliance year.
Your first CLE reporting period begins on January 1 following your admission to the Delaware State Bar and ends on December 31 at the end of the second full calendar year after your admission.
Yes. Within four years of January 1 following your admission to the Delaware Bar, you must complete all of the following courses:
Only fundamentals courses offered by the Delaware State Bar Association are eligible for approval for this requirement. Attendance at these courses will be credited towards your minimum CLE requirement.
An experienced attorney is an attorney who has completed their first two compliance periods.
A newly admitted attorney is an attorney who has yet to complete their first two compliance periods.
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