180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 296-2254 | Fax: (651) 296-5866
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Lawyers may request a fee waiver by submitting a written request to the Lawyer Registration Office stating the basis for the request.
The Lawyer Registration Rules state:
“The Lawyer Registration Office may, in hardship cases, waive payment of delinquent lawyer registration fees, late penalties, and reinstatement fees.” (Rule 2J)
The lawyer should include in the request for waiver sufficient information for the Lawyer Registration Office to make a determination. Factors that the Board office considers include the following:
The initial determination is made by Board office staff. The lawyer may appeal the staff’s determination to the Director. The lawyer may appeal the Director’s determination to the Board of Continuing Legal Education (which oversees the Lawyer Registration Office’s functions) by submitting a written request within 10 business days of receipt of the Director’s determination.