Lawyer Registration Rules Amendment

Effective January 1, 2022, the Rules of the Supreme Court on Lawyer Registration have been amended to require active status lawyers to report, on an annual basis, pro bono hours and whether financial contributions have been made to persons of limited means. The Court’s Order may be found here. On July 7, 2021, the Court updated the Rule to provide an exemption for judges and lawyers employed by governmental agencies. The revised Order may be found here. The Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) has published additional information answering questions related to this here. To view an informational video on pro bono reporting, click here. Additional FAQ’s regarding the reporting requirements can be found on this website here.

Date Updated: 1/14/2022