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Minnesota CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Minnesota attorney or a Minnesota newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about Minnesota’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Minnesota CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement45 credits every 3 years
Categories40 General 
3 Ethics 
2 Elimination of Bias
CLE Compliance deadlineJune 30
CLE Reporting deadlineAugust 31
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Minnesota attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email. 

On-demand (limit 30 credits)
CarryoverNo, carryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsLawyers report attendance by logging into OASIS Attorney Record.

Minnesota CLE Requirements

Minnesota-licensed attorneys must complete 45 credit hours every 3 years, including at least 3 ethics credits and 2 elimination of bias credits.

Quimbee CLE courses for Minnesota attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email. 


On-demand (limit 30 credits)
  • Attend approved, live CLE courses. 
  • Teach approved, live CLE courses. 
  • Perform Pro Bono legal representation. 
  • Attend courses at universities.
Each Minnesota-licensed attorney is placed in a CLE category for reporting CLE. Categories 1, 2, or 3 correspond with the 3-year CLE reporting cycle. The attorney’s category is assigned by the date of admission to the Minnesota bar. 
  • Category 1 lawyers report their CLE in 2021 and 2024, etc. 
  • Category 2 lawyers report in 2022 and 2025, etc. 
  • Category 3 lawyers report in 2020, 2023, and 2026, etc.
No, carryover is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

New lawyers have a full three year reporting period, plus the balance of the year that the lawyer is admitted. Courses taken after bar admission, but prior to the start of the initial reporting period, may be used for the initial reporting period.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Lawyers may report CLE attendance at any time during the reporting period and all CLE attendance must be reported for the 3 year period by August 31 of the last year of the assigned reporting period.
Attendance may be reported online by logging into the OASIS Attorney Record.

Resources

Minnesota State Board of CLE 
25 Constitution Avenue, Suite 110 
St. Paul, MN 55155 
651-297-7100
651-296-5866

Newest Minnesota courses

Professionalism: How Wonderful it Really is to be a Lawyer

by Kevin Johnson
On demand
1h 2m 04s
Professionalism in the practice of law is not just complying with the Code of Professional Conduct. It is about how a lawyer is as a lawyer. This presentation describes what professionalism looks like in key areas of a law practice. Integrity, competence, attorney-client relations, dealing with other attorneys and with society, as well as why attorneys should look out for each other. A good attorney is ethical, it is the great attorney who understands and exercises professionalism throughout the day and over time.

Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Strategies and Challenges for Immigration Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 56s
In this seminar, forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases for waivers and cancellation of removal cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different challenges that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Introduction to Trademark Law - An Overview from the PTO’s Pet Peeves in Applying for a Trademark to Proving Infringement in Federal Court

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 4m 36s
Young and old attorneys can always learn something about Trademark Law. In this introduction to Trademarks, attorneys learn the basics of Trademark Law from prosecution of a Trademark to obtain one through litigation when a Trademark is infringed. The presentation is broken down into three sections. First, the results of an interview with a Trademark Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office about her prosecution pet peeves is addressed. Second, the basics of Trademarks is presented. Third, a sample case on Trademark infringement is thoroughly analyzed and discussed.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 1m 13s
Attorneys in firms of all sizes – from solo practitioners to lawyers are multinational Big Law firms - face a number of ethical issues relating to cybersecurity, and preserving the confidentiality and security of their clients’ data. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, law firms are often a valuable target for hackers because they can hold vast collections of sensitive and highly valuable client-related data. These cybersecurity threats come from individual hackers, international cybercriminals, and even a firm’s own attorneys and other employees. This program provides a basic primer on attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address the cybersecurity risks they face, and provides practical advice for attorneys in addressing issues that arise will undoubtedly arise in their legal practice.