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

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

Public Access to Office

The Minnesota Judicial Branch continues to carefully monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and to coordinate closely with statewide partners including the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and Minnesota Management and Budget (MMB). Public Access to the Board offices is limited at this time. Please call before coming to the Board offices. Masks are required.  Board staff is still working and anticipates COVID-19 having only a minimal impact on the processing of applications.

We encourage applicants for the February 2021 bar examination and admission on motion to submit your applications by U.S. Mail.

We encourage you to contact us by email (ble@mbcle.state.mn.us) or your applicant portal if you have additional questions. Calls to the office may go to voicemail and your message will be returned as quickly as possible. Many of the commonly asked questions may be answered in the Frequently Asked Questions or the Resources section.

February 2021 Applicants and Motion Applicants:

  • Applicants experiencing delays in obtaining required documentation for application may submit their application before obtaining the third party documentation by including a cover letter indicating what information is missing and when you anticipate being able to submit the additional documentation.
  • Character affidavits may be affirmed by including the language: “I declare under penalty of perjury that everything I have stated in this document is true and correct.”

The Board recognizes the significant impact of COVID-19. Seeking assistance as needed is a healthy response to stress and does not need to be disclosed in your bar application unless there is related conduct that you are required to disclose or it negatively impacts your current ability to meet the essential eligibility requirements. The Board encourages applicants to contact Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers for additional resources. Information provided to LCL is completely confidential and is not shared with the Board.