Minnesota CLE Requirements and Courses

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Minnesota Newly-Admitted CLE Rules

Newly admitted Minnesota attorneys are assigned to one of three reporting groups for CLE purposes. Attorneys can find their assigned group in the upper left-hand corner of their wallet licenses.

Minnesota General CLE Rules

  • Credit hours required: 45 hours per reporting period
  • Specialty credits required: 3 hours of ethics and 2 hours of elimination of bias per reporting period
  • Length of reporting period: 3 years
  • Compliance date: June 30
  • Reporting date: August 31
  • Compliance group: There are 3 categories for CLE reporting and new attorneys are assigned to Category 1, 2, or 3 for reporting every 3 years. Category 1 attorneys report in 2018; Category 2, in 2019; and Category 3, in 2017. 
  • Minutes per credit hour: 60 minutes. To calculate credit for a specific program, divide the total length of the program in minutes by 60 and round to the nearest quarter hour.
  • Attendance Reporting Procedure: Attorneys must self-report completion of CLE requirements each reporting period through an affidavit or online reporting. Neither the ABA nor attorneys send certificates of attendance to the Minnesota State Board of CLE.

MCLE Rule Changes

In reaction to the evolving situation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, most live in-person CLE events have been cancelled across the world. In response, state and other jurisdictions have have temporarily suspended the requirements that their attorneys attend in-person CLE to fulfill their MCLE requirements or adjusted deadlines, fees, or other aspects of their rules. Your state may have temporarily changed MCLE requirements.

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State Contact Information

Minnesota State Board of CLE, 180 East 5th Street, Suite 950, St. Paul, MN 55101 | (651) 297-7100

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A Note About MCLE Credit

The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations indicating what qualifies for CLE credit. Please contact your state MCLE regulatory entity for specific questions about your MCLE rules.