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Delaware CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Delaware attorney or a Delaware newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about Delaware’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Delaware CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement

24 credits every 2 years


20 General

4 Ethics

CLE Compliance deadline

December 31

CLE Reporting deadline

February 1

Approved Quimbee formats

COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of the State of Delaware has waived the in-person CLE requirement for the two year reporting period ending on December 31, 2021.

On-demand (limit 12 credits)


20 credits (ethics credit is carried over as general credit)

CLE reporting instructions

Quimbee will report the previous week’s attendance each Wednesday to the Delaware State Bar Commission on Continuing Legal Education.  Quimbee on-demand courses are considered eCLE courses and you are limited to 12 eCLE courses per reporting cycle. 

COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Delaware has temporarily waived the 12 live credit requirement for the reporting cycle ending on 12/31/21 and all credits in that cycle may be earned through eCLE courses. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Delaware CLE Requirements

Delaware-licensed attorneys are required to complete 24 credits, including 4 ethics credits.

COVID-19 Update: Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the requirement that at least 12 CLE credits must be earned by attending in person, live CLE approved courses has been waived for the two year period ending December 31, 2021. All 24 CLE credits for that two-year period may be satisfied by Quimbee’s CLE courses.

  • Attend accredited live, in-person courses.

  • Teaching an accredited CLE activity.

  • Scholarly writing

  • Court-appointed commissions

  • Pro bono legal services

Delaware CLE credits must be completed by December 31.

Yes, up to 20 credits may be carried over to the following reporting cycle. Excess ethics credits will be carried over as general credit.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted attorneys begin their CLE requirement on January 1 of the year following the year in which they were admitted to the Delaware Bar.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Course sponsors are responsible for reporting attendance to the Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education. All credits should be earned by December 31 and attorneys must verify their transcripts by March 31.

Course sponsors are responsible for reporting attendance to the Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Delaware attorneys can review their CLE transcripts and certify their compliance by logging into their profile on the DE Supreme Court’s Lawyer Management System.


Commission on CLE

200 W. 9th Street, Suite 300-B 

Wilmington, DE 19802 


[email protected]

Newest Delaware courses

Attorney Professionalism: There’s More to it Than Just Making a Lot of Money and Having a Lot of Clients

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 1m 39s
An attorney is a professional; and being a good and respected attorney means more than just making lots of money and having lots of clients. It means displaying, encouraging, and garnering reciprocal professionalism. In this introduction to legal professionalism, we cover some of the major temptations, quandaries, and slip ups that attorneys can handle properly if they adhere to a high standard of professionalism. We also review a sample state’s creed on professionalism, as well as a recent ethics - related case before ending with a summary of suggested best practices for maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and avoiding the scrutiny of the local bar’s ethics board.

Cannabis Conundrum: Weeding Among the Hazy Legal Ethics Lines

by Jan L. Jacobowitz
On demand
1h 3m 06s
The entrepreneurial cannabis industry requires legal assistance like any other growing, innovative business sector. However, the cannabis industry does not necessarily resemble other evolving start-up business areas. Unlike most other industries, cannabis continues to be a federally designated illegal controlled substance, while various states have legalized cannabis and planted a patchwork garden of cannabis statutes, regulations, and ethics advisory opinions. What’s a lawyer to do? Legal ethics questions abound! What type of legal assistance may a lawyer provide to a client involved in the cannabis industry? May a lawyer accept product or an interest in a cannabis business in lieu of fees? Will a lawyer who participates in a medical marijuana program or indulges in recreational cannabis face ethical repercussions? This course will explore the historical context of the cannabis debate, the legal ethics implications for lawyers seeking to represent cannabis clients, and the current state of the legal profession’s response to legal ethics questions posed by lawyers traipsing through the patchwork garden of state regulations.

Humanizing the Defendant Through Criminal Mitigation Evaluations: Rethinking Presentence Strategies as a Strategic Tool for Criminal Defense Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 12s
This course provides an advanced overview of criminal mitigation as a key strategic tool for criminal defense lawyers, and reviews various humanizing processes that a criminal law attorney can utilize to better advocate for his or her client. Mr. Silver discusses how the use of psycho-social analysis, which can also impact the factual analysis of the case, can provide a more positive and informed narrative of a client and increase their chances of success in the courtroom. Both experienced and novice lawyers will gain important insight into various criteria to consider and deploy at the pre-sentence or pre-plea stage of representation.

Introduction to Copyright Law: The Charles Dickens of Law

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 0m 14s
Copyright Law can be the Charles Dickens of the law. It can be the best of times; it can be the worst of times. It truly is A Tale of Two Scenarios. If the attorney handling the copyright matter for the client is well prepared, does the initial research, and understands the general principles, it will be the best of times—going from initial application through final issuance and, possibly, victory at trial. If the attorney handling the copyright matter is unprepared, does not conduct sufficient research ahead of time, or does not understand the general principles of copyright law, then it will be the worst of times. The initial application may result in rejection from the U.S. Copyright Office, or the attorney could find himself embroiled in protracted and, ultimately, unsuccessful copyright-infringement litigation. In this introduction to Copyright Law, we cover the basics from application through litigation in an effort to ensure the attorney practices Copyright Law in the best of times.