Understanding the Minnesota CLE Requirement

Total CLE Requirement:

45 credit hours every 3 years

Credit Format:

*30 hours must be taken live
*15 may be completed online

Credit Breakdown:

40 hours General
3 hours Ethics or Professional Responsibility
2 hours Elimination of Bias

Compliance Deadline:

Lawyer Reporting Categories:

Category 1: July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021; July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2024

Category 2: July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019; July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022

Category 3: July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2020; July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2023

Next Filing Deadline: Category 3 lawyers report by August 31, 2020.

Reporting Deadline:

August 31

Reporting Information:

*COVID-19 Temporary Change: The State of Minnesota Supreme Court has issued an order establishing temporary exception to Rule 6(D) of the Rules of the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education. The 15-credit limit for on-demand continuing legal education courses in Rule 6(D) of the Rules of the Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education is suspended, effective immediately, for lawyers in category 3 due to report August 31, 2020 for the reporting period July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020. This suspension remains in effect until further order of the court.

Newly Admitted Requirement:


State Contact Information:

  • Address Minnesota State Board of CLE
    180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
    St. Paul, MN 55101
  • Numbers (T) (651) 297-7100
    (F) (651) 296-5866
  • mail www.cle.mn.gov/

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