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St. Paul, Minnesota 55101
Phone: (651) 297-1857 | Fax: (651) 297-1196
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The Minnesota bar application includes questions inquiring about each of the above.
Bar examiners recognize that the stresses of law school and other life factors may lead an applicant to seek counseling or other treatment. Applicants are encouraged to seek psychological counseling or psychiatric treatment if they feel the need for such treatment. The Board strongly encourages applicants to obtain such counseling or treatment whenever the applicant believes he or she might benefit from it. An applicant should not allow concern about a future bar application to dissuade him or her from obtaining needed treatment. If the applicant states that the applicant has a mental or emotional condition that will impair the applicant’s ability to meet the essential eligibility requirements to practice law, the Board will inquire further and may request that an applicant provide medical or treatment records, or additional information from the treating counselor or psychologist.
Admission to the bar does not require a perfect credit record. The Board is primarily interested in determining that applicants have dealt honestly and responsibly with their creditors. Responsible dealings generally include taking actions such as, but not limited to, keeping in contact with the creditors, making good faith payment arrangements, making partial payments, reaffirming the underlying obligation, and/or working with a consumer credit counseling organization to address debt issues.
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