Supervised Practice Information

Effective July 1, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court has adopted the Supervised Practice Rules. These Rules broadened the scope of and superseded the former Student Practice Rules.

On September 29, 2020, the Minnesota Supreme Court adopted Court Rule Amendments authorizing the Legal Paraprofessionals Pilot Project (Rule 12) effective March 1, 2021 through March 2023.  Rule 12 is administered by the Legal Paraprofessionals Standing Committee.  Additional information related to the Legal Paraprofessionals Pilot Project may be found on the Court’s website.

  1. Instructions for applying for certification or recertification as a Law Student Practitioner may be found here.
    a. Sample letter request (for Law School) b. Sample letter request (for Supervisor)
  2. Instructions for applying for certification as a Supervised Practitioner may be found here.
    a. Sample letter request (for Law School)b. Sample letter request (for Supervisor)
  3. Instructions for applying for certification as a Student Observer may be found here.
  4. Instructions for converting from a Law Student Practitioner to Supervised Practitioner may be found here.

See current list of Law Student Practitioners here.
See current list of Supervised Practitioners here.

Student Observers do not appear on the website. Please contact the office if you have any questions related to Student Observers.

Please refer to Rule 5 for the Obligations of the Supervising Lawyer.
Rule 11 outlines Termination of Certification.

If you have questions, contact jbradley@mbcle.state.mn.us.

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