Navigating the Online Application
In addition to the questions below, you will also find video instructions on Navigating the Online Bar Application:
Eligibility Questionnaire and Create Login Instructions: Instructions on how to navigate the eligibility questionnaire before applying to the Minnesota bar, as well as how to create a new login.
Online Bar Application General Instructions: General instructions for navigating the Online Bar Application.
Upload Instructions: How to upload attachments to the Online Bar Application.
Non US Address: Instructions for how to enter a non-US address throughout the Online Bar Application.
Employment History: Instructions for how to enter employment history (Section 7.00 of the Online Bar Application).
Residence History: Instructions for filling out the residence history section of the application (Section 11.00 of the Online Bar Application).
Non Standard Test Accommodations: Instructions for how to request non standard test accommodations (Section 5.00 of the Online Bar Application).
Repeat Applicant: Instructions on how to fill out the Online Bar Application if you are a repeat Minnesota applicant.
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Each time you apply with the Board, you will need to create a new login.
As of June 1, 2022, the Board switched to an online bar application. If you are applying for admission on motion and had already started completing a paper application, you have until October 1, 2022, to submit it to the Board office (postmarks accepted). Paper applications will not be accepted after this date.
If you are applying for the February 2023 examination, you must complete the Online Bar Application. No paper applications will be accepted from examinees.
If you require an accommodation under the ADA to complete the application, please contact the Board office.
Applicants are responsible for reviewing the Minnesota Rules for Admission to the Bar to determine their general eligibility for admission and eligibility under their selected application type. Applicants are encouraged to use the Eligibility Questionnaire and review the Eligibility and General Requirements FAQs, and to contact the Board office with any additional questions. Applicants are advised that pursuant to Rule 12I, bar application fees are generally nonrefundable, with partial refunds available only in limited circumstances.
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