180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Phone: (651) 296-2254 | Fax: (651) 296-5866
Email: lawyerregistration@mbcle.state.mn.us

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Career opportunity: Continuing Legal Education and Lawyer Registration Specialist

The Board of Continuing Legal Education and the Lawyer Registration Office are hiring a specialist position. View the job posting here.

Lawyer Registration Rules Amendment

The Court has issued an Order amending the Lawyer Registration Rules effective July 1, 2018. The changes include the following:

  • Increasing the retirement age from 62 to 68 and eliminating the gainful employment provision
  • Reducing the number of fee categories, including the elimination of separate categories for non-resident
  • Revising the fee schedule to be a chart rather than a narrative
  • Including in the Rules specific language related to the military exception
  • Formalizing the policy of limiting the number of past due annual registration statements to 6 years
  • Clarifying the limitations on disclosure of demographic information

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Lawyer registration payments were due 10/1/20 for lawyers with last names beginning with Q-Z

10/1/20: Payments were due for lawyers with last names beginning with Q-Z. Statements or email reminders were sent the week of August 20, 2020.

Lawyer Registration Rules Amendment

Effective 7/1/2017, a late fee of $75 will immediately be assessed to any lawyers who do not meet the registration statement deadline. However, there will now be a 1-month grace period before administrative suspension. See the Supreme Court order.

New monthly admission ceremony location

Starting February 7, 2017, the monthly admission ceremony is being moved from the Minnesota Judicial Center to the Supreme Court’s courtroom at the Capitol:

27 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., 2nd Floor

St. Paul, MN 55155

For more details, visit the Monthly Ceremonies page.

Non-payment suspension for statements due 1/1/17

As of January 6, 2017, all unpaid registration fees due January 1, 2017 are considered late and the attorneys’ licenses have been transferred to a non-payment suspension. To remove a non-payment suspension, the registration fee and a $75 late penalty must be paid.  Pay using the Online Lawyer Registration System.

Amendments to the Rules of the Supreme Court on Lawyer Registration

Amendments to the Lawyer Registration Rules have been ordered on September 29, 2015, with an effective date of 1/1/2016.

Additional amendments to the Lawyer Registration Rules have been ordered on December 29, 2015, with an immediate effective date.