Understanding the Minnesota CLE Requirement
Total CLE Requirement:
45 credit hours every 3 years
*30 hours must be taken live
*15 may be completed online
40 hours General
3 hours Ethics or Professional Responsibility
2 hours Elimination of Bias
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.
*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:
Minnesota State Board of CLE
180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, MN 55101
(T) (651) 297-7100
(F) (651) 296-5866
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