Board of Law Examiners
Also known as:
Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners
Function: Administers the state bar examination in Minnesota and recommends successful candidates to the supreme court, which grants admission to the bar.
The Law Examiners Board accepts applicants for, composes, and administers the state bar examination and recommends successful candidates to the supreme court, which grants admission to the bar. By statute, the Board consists of seven attorneys at law appointed by the supreme court to nonconcurrent three-year terms (not less than three, nor more than seven,
attorneys at law). The board was created by Chapter 36, General Laws of 1891, which provided for the court's appointment to the board of one attorney from each congressional district.
As of 2012, 9 members, 7 lawyers and 2 public member. All members are appointed by the Supreme Court. Members serve 3 year terms.
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