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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

Categories

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)

Carryover

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.

Resources

Commission on CLE

200 W. 9th Street, Suite 300-B 

Wilmington, DE 19802 

302-651-3941 

[email protected]


Newest Delaware courses

Stress, Competence, and the Seven Elements of Self

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 43s
Stress can cause serious harm to one’s health, or even death. Approximately 120,000 people die every year as a direct result of work-related stress, and over 75% of physician visits pertain to stress-related issues. Over the years, stress has been normalized in the legal ecosystem, with success and achievement outweighing balance and wellbeing. Chronic stress can have a dangerous impact on attorney wellbeing and competence to practice law, but there’s a movement within the profession to change all that. In this presentation, we’ll take a humorous look at stress and burnout in the context of attorney competence and explore the concept of attorney wellbeing. We’ll then use a self-mastery framework called the “Elements of Self” to explore individual techniques and practices for reducing stress, achieving wellbeing, and maintaining competence.

A Primer on Excessive Force and the Fourth Amendment

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 0m 37s
All police must comply with the U.S. Constitution. When they don’t, the harm police cause is unjustified, and its impact can be far reaching. In this presentation, we introduce you to the major issues that arise in representing people harmed by police during an “arrest, investigatory stop, or other seizure.” We will take a practical look at the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable seizures, and the primary vehicle for addressing excessive police force—42 U.S.C. § 1983. In doing so, we will explore Fourth Amendment excessive force caselaw, including the doctrine of qualified immunity, and touch on the hot topic of police bodycams.

Ethics. Writing. Tacos.

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 48s
Legal writing is perhaps the most important tool of the legal profession. Nonetheless, attorneys regularly violate ethical duties in their writing, and those violations go undetected. Systemic unethical legal writing impacts the entire legal profession, as well as those we serve and the community in which we practice. In this presentation, we examine seven common ethical issues in legal research, writing, and advocacy in the context of litigation. We examine the ethical duties of competence, diligence, and candor as embodied in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. And how do tacos factor in? Well, you’ll just have to see—it just might guac your world!

Fighting BAC: Defending Breath Test Prosecutions

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 12s
Over the past several years, there has been a trend toward scrutinizing DWI breath test technology. In a 2019 investigative study, the New York Times discovered what DWI attorneys have known for a long time: that breath tests are “often unreliable.” In this presentation, we will explore some foundational issues in defending a “breath test” prosecution. Core concepts will include Henry’s Law, Beer’s law, and the variable of temperature. This presentation isn’t meant to make you an expert in the area, but it will introduce you to some core issues involved in beating bad breath.