Order Promulgating Amendments to the Rules of the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education Effective January 1, 2021

On Tuesday, December 22, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an Order granting the Petition of five licensed Minnesota lawyers filed on August 7, 2019. Effective January 1, 2021, Rules 6D and 9B(4) are amended to permit lawyers to view and report up to 30 on-demand credits towards reporting periods ending after that date. Courses must be approved for credit prior to viewing per Rule 6D and must be viewed on or after January 1, 2021 if in excess of the 15 credits previously allowed under the Rules. The Court also advised that unless good cause is shown on or before September 30, 2023, the number of on-demand credits permitted will become unlimited as of January 1, 2024 for courses viewed and reported on or after that date. Live webinars continue to count as live courses and are not subject to the same limitations as on demand programs. If you have any questions, please contact the office at the clestaff@mbcle.state.mn.us. 

Office Access Limited; Staff Available Remotely

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. Staff is available 8-3:30 by appointment.

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.

Lawyers are encouraged to contact the Board office by email if you have concerns related to your compliance.

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.

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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

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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.