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

Phone: (651) 297-7100 | Fax: (651) 296-5866
Email: clestaff@mbcle.state.mn.us

Office Access Limited; Staff Available Remotely; Update for Category 3 Lawyers

Public Access to the Board Offices is currently limited. We encourage you to contact us by email at clestaff@mbcle.state.mn.us if you have any questions or concerns. Telephone calls may go to voicemail, but will be returned as quickly as possible. Please call before coming to the Board offices. Every person visiting these offices must wear a face mask. If a health condition precludes you from wearing a mask, please contact the Board office in advance of visiting so additional precautions can be made. Staff is available 8-3:30 by appointment.

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an Order suspending the 15 credit limit for on-demand continuing legal education for Category 3 lawyers due to report August 31, 2020, for the July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020 reporting period. Lawyers due in 2020 may report these credits through OASIS. If you have any issues with reporting this way, please contact the office at the email address above. 

Lawyers are encouraged to contact the Board office by email if you have concerns related to your compliance. We understand that many sponsors are providing remote access to programming. As a reminder, Rule 5A(5) of the Rules of the Board of Continuing Legal Education permits lawyers to attend and report 100% of their CLE obligations through live teleconferences and webinars. On-demand credits for lawyers not due to report in 2020 are still subject to the 15 credit hour cap.

Additional guidance to sponsors who need to make changes to previously approved courses is available here.

We will continue to update this page if there are any additional changes.

MN Supreme Court Announces One Public Member Vacancy on MN State Board of CLE

The MN Supreme Court announces one public member vacancy on the MN State Board of Continuing Legal Education. Applications due 2/14/20. Click here for more details.

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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.

ABA offers free CLE to lawyers impacted by partial government shutdown

See the article in the ABA Journal for more information: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyers-impacted-by-the-government-shutdown-offered-free-cle-by-the-aba

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Amendments to the Rules of the Board of Continuing Legal Education

New: Reduced fee ($20, not $35) if applying online for course approval.