Minnesota-CLE

MINNESOTA CLE REQUIREMENTS

Whether you’re an experienced or newly admitted Minnesota attorney, here’s what you need to know about the MN CLE rules and how to get your Minnesota CLE Requirements fulfilled with a Knowledge Group CLE Bundle.

Minnesota CLE Requirements: All attorneys admitted to practice in Minnesota shall complete forty-five (45) credit hours of continuing legal education including at least three (3) credit hours of ethics and at least two (2) credit hours of elimination of bias.

Compliance Deadline: June 30

Reporting Deadline: August 31

Minnesota attorneys are divided into three (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 2020.

  • Category 1: July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2018; July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021

  • 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


Approval of Programs:
The Knowledge Group does not automatically submit CLE application for all our programs in Minnesota. Attendees seeking approved credits should send an email to info@theknowledgegroup.org for more information.

Program Format: The Knowledge Group LIVE Webcasts qualify as live courses in Minnesota. There is no limit to the number of credits a Minnesota attorney can earn via live courses. View our list of LIVE Webcasts.

The Knowledge Group Recorded Webcasts qualify as on-demand courses in Minnesota. Attorneys are limited to fifteen (15) credit hours of on-demand courses per compliance period. View our list of Recorded Webcasts.

Minnesota CLE Reporting Procedure: The Knowledge Group submits attendance report for approved courses to Minnesota Board of CLE.

Update: Minnesota has waived credit limitation for on demand courses temporarily due to COVID-19.  Category 3 attorneys due to report their requirement August 31, 2020 may complete their requirement via the On Demand delivery method.

For Newly Admitted Attorneys

Minnesota CLE Requirements For Newly Admitted Attorneys: New lawyers have a full three-year reporting period, plus the balance of the year that the lawyer is admitted.

For more information, contact Minnesota Board of CLE at:
Minnesota State Board of CLE
180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, MN 55101
Phone: (651) 297-7100
Email: clestaff@mbcle.state.mn.us
Website: https://www.cle.mn.gov/