If you do not submit your annual registration fee by or on the due date, you will be placed on suspension for non-payment status. Your right to practice law in Minnesota will be automatically suspended.
Reinstatement from Suspension for Non-Payment Status
If you are suspended for non-payment but want to be reinstated, you must pay all past due registration fees (maximum six years) plus a one time late penalty of $75.
Past-Due/Non-Payment Suspension Statements
A past-due statement will be sent or emailed to you if you do not pay your license fee by the due date. You must pay your registration fee plus a late penalty of $75 in order to be reinstated.
The suspension for non-payment will be removed from a license once the fee has been paid online or a completed, signed statement and payment (including the $75 late penalty) is received in our office. However, the suspension will be recorded within your Lawyer Registration history.
If you receive a past-due statement but believe you have already paid the registration fee, you can review your payment history using the online lawyer search. Search for yourself, and then look at the field in your record that says “Last Payment.” It will show when your last payment was received and processed. We recommend looking at this record for proof of payment before contacting the Lawyer Registration Office.
Make sure that your payment was made to the Minnesota Lawyer Registration Office of the Minnesota Supreme Court and that the confirmation or receipt received was from the Minnesota Lawyer Registration Office.
Payments made to the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) are not associated with the Minnesota Lawyer Registration Office. Any payment made to the MSBA does not cover your annual registration fee.