180 East 5th Street, Suite 950
St. Paul, Minnesota 55101

Phone: (651) 297-1857 | Fax: (651) 297-1196
Email: ble@mbcle.state.mn.us

Well-being and Rehabilitation Resources

An applicant bears the burden of demonstrating a current ability to meet the Essential Eligibility Requirements to practice law. Applicants whose past conduct may raise concerns about their present ability to meet the EERs are strongly encouraged to review Rule 5B related to the Character and Fitness Standards and Investigation to review the types of conduct that raise concern and the additional considerations that the Board reviews in determining the weight and significance of prior conduct. The Board asks questions related to an applicant’s past conduct because of its responsibility to protect the public by determining the current fitness of an applicant to practice law. The Board regularly recommends licensing of applicants who have sought treatment for mental health and chemical dependency issues. The Board strongly encourages applicants who have mental health and chemical dependency issues to seek treatment. The Board views mental health and chemical dependency treatment as a positive factor in evaluating an application.

These resources are provided to assist future applicants.

Mental Health and Well-being:

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Information provided to LCL is completely confidential and is not shared with the Board.
MN Judicial Branch Call to Action for Lawyer Well-Being
American Bar Association Well-Being Toolkit for Lawyers and Legal Employers
Community-University Health Care Center
Mental Health America
Mental Health Minnesota

Chemical Dependency and Addiction:

Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers Information provided to LCL is completely confidential and is not shared with the Board.
Alcohol Screening
National Institute on Drug Abuse
MN Department of Human Services
MN Department of Human Services Gambling Resources

 

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