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Lawyer Licensing and Admissions

  • Minnesota Rules for Admission to the Bar

  • Resources in this category:
       About the Minnesota Bar Exam (Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners)
       Are You Fit to Be a Lawyer? by Minnesota State Bar Association Life and the Law Committee (Judith Rush Attorney at Law, P.C.)
    Informational brochure for law students. 2 pages.
       Character and Fitness for Admission to the Bar - A Guide to the Background Investigation Conducted in Connection with Application to the Bar in Minnesota (June 1, 2007) (Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners)
    Question and Answer format.
       From Diploma to License - A Guide to Minnesota Bar Admission (August 1, 2004) (Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners)
    Question and Answer format.
       Minnesota Bar Exam Essay Questions and Representative Good Answers (Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners)
    Questions and Answers From February 1997 - present
       Minnesota Bar Exam Passage Statistics (Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners)
    February 1998 - present.

    Note: When we visited in October 2007, just after the July 2007 bar exam results, this page held individual results instead. Whether that is temporary could not be determined.

       Minnesota Rules for Admission to the Bar (September 1, 2011) (Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners)
    • 1. Purpose
    • 2. Definitions and Due Date Provisions
    • 3. State Board of Law Examiners
    • 4. General Requirements for Admission
    • 5. Standards for Admission
    • 6. Admission by Examination
    • 7. Admission Without Examination
    • 8. Admission by Temporary License for Legal Services Programs
    • 9. Admission by Temporary House Counsel License
    • 10. Admission by House Counsel License
    • 11. License for Foreign Legal Consultants
    • 12. Fees
    • 13. Immunity
    • 14. Confidentiality and Release of Information
    • 15. Adverse Determinations and Hearings
    • 16. Conditional Admission
    • 17. Appeal to the Supreme Court
    • 18. Reapplication
    • 19. Bar Admissions Advisory Council
       Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements 2004 (National Conference of Bar Examiners)
    As the publication itself states: "Because bar admission rules and practices are subject to change, however, this publication should be used only as a general guide. Specific, up-to-date answers to questions concerning bar admissions should be obtained from the bar admission agency in the jurisdiction involved."

    A joint publication of the National Conference of Bar Examiners and the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. 55 pages.

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  • Unauthorized Practice of Law
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