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

Phone: (651) 297-1857 | Fax: (651) 296-5866
Email: blc@mbcle.state.mn.us

Office Access Limited; Staff Available Remotely

Public Access to the Board Offices is currently limited. We encourage you to contact us by email at BLC@mbcle.state.mn.us if you have any questions or concerns. Telephone calls may go to voicemail, but will be returned as quickly as possible. Please call before coming to the Board offices. Every person visiting these offices must wear a face mask. If a health condition precludes you from wearing a mask, please contact the Board office in advance of visiting so additional precautions can be made. Staff is available 8-3:30 by appointment. 

MN Supreme Court Announces One Public Member Vacancy on the MN State Board of Legal Certification

The MN Supreme Court announces one public member vacancy on the MN State Board of Legal Certification. Applications due 2/14/20. Click here for more details.

NBTA Accredited to Certify MN Attorneys in Truck Accident Law

The Board is pleased to announce that at its October 2019 meeting it approved the National Board of Trial Advocacy’s (NBTA) application to certify Minnesota attorneys as specialists in the field of Truck Accident Law. The definition of Truck Accident Law approved by the Board is:

“Truck Accident Law deals with the procedural, substantive and practical issues unique to collision cases involving commercial tractor trailers, buses and other commercial motor vehicles and all of the people and entities in the transportation cycle.”

Truck Accident Law application for accreditation

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) has submitted an application for accreditation in the specialty field of Truck Accident Law. See the attached notice for details.

IAPP Accredited to Certify MN Attorneys in Privacy Law

The Board is pleased to announce that at its June 2019 Board meeting it approved the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)’s application to certify Minnesota attorneys as specialists in the field of Privacy Law. The definition of Privacy Law approved by the Board is:

Privacy Law is the field of law that governs how governments, organizations, and individuals collect, use, transfer, protect, and otherwise process personal information. A Privacy Law Specialist advises clients regarding the legal issues raised by these practices, including, for example, assisting with creating internal- and external-facing notices and policies regarding data use, responding to consumer inquiries about their personal information rights, negotiating contracts involving data transfers, responding to incidents involving personal data misuse or breach, engaging in litigation regarding privacy issues, responding to inquiries from regulators regarding personal information legal and regulatory concerns, advising regarding the legal and ethical use of personal information against an increasingly complex technical landscape, complying with regulatory obligations concerning the retention and use of personal information and advising regarding privacy impact assessments (PIAs), breaches, privacy by design and privacy by default, data protection and privacy regimens.

10 fields of specialization in Minnesota

Check out the 10 different fields of law that lawyers can be certified as specialists in Minnesota.

IAPP Privacy Law application for accreditation

The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) has submitted an application for accreditation in the specialty field of Privacy Law. See the attached notice for details.

 

 

Office hours 11/23 and office closed 11/24 & 11/25

The Board office will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, 11/23. The Board office will be closed on Thursday, 11/24/16 and Friday, 11/35/16.

Office Hours 11/10 and Office Closed 11/11

The Board office will be open from 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, 11/10/16. The Board office will be closed on Friday, 11/11/16.

Welcome to the new BLC website

We’re excited to launch a new site for agencies, lawyers, and the public.