An applicant to the Minnesota or Wisconsin bar who has been recommended for admission by the Board of Law Examiners. You must have received notice from either the Minnesota Board of Law Examiners or the Wisconsin Board of Law Examiners stating that you are eligible to attend one of the monthly ceremonies. If you have been recommended for admission to the bar in another jurisdiction and would like for the oath to be administered by the Court, please contact the Lawyer Registration Office for additional guidance.
*Successful examinees from the February 2017 bar examination may not attend this ceremony.
Where are the Monthly Admission Ceremonies?
27 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
2nd floor courtroom
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Each applicant must check in with the Lawyer Registration Staff outside of the courtroom when arriving at the ceremony. For ceremonies that begin at 2:00 p.m., registration is open from 1:15 until 1:45 p.m. Please be seated in the courtroom by 1:50 p.m. so that the admission ceremony may begin on time.
If the state government offices are closed due to inclement weather, the ceremony will not be held that month. You may either attend the next month or email the office for admission in absentia.
Reservations are not required but are highly encouraged. If you know that you will be attending the ceremony, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the date you will be attending and the number of guests that you will have with you. There is a limit of 35 guests total in the courtroom. Please plan accordingly.
You may arrive up to 45 minutes prior to the ceremony to sign your oath and pay your registration fee. Please arrive no later than 15 minutes prior to the ceremony and be seated no more than 10 minutes prior to the ceremony so that the admission ceremony may start on time.
You must pay your new lawyer admission fee ($40) at the time of the admission ceremony.
Only cash or checks accepted.
Cash must be exact change only. Staff DOES NOT make change.
Checks must be made payable to the Minnesota Supreme Court.
We cannot accept credit or debit cards.
Your guests are welcome to attend the ceremony. We appreciate knowing the number of guests in advance so that we can make sure to have adequate seating in the courtroom.
Cameras are allowed.
You may have a sponsor personally move your admission. A sponsor must be a lawyer in good standing. A sponsor can be a spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, uncle, aunt, in-law, or domestic partner (but not a cousin or fiancé). If you choose to have a sponsor, contact our office ahead of time so we can verify that they are in good standing prior to the ceremony.
Parking can be difficult. Please plan accordingly. See a map of parking lots around the Capitol complex.
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