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Opportunity for Public Comment: Rule 7A, Eligibility for Admission Based on Years of Practice

Wednesday, March 28, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Hannah Zuercher

From Emily Eschweiler, Director, Minnesota Board of Law Examiners

[Below are excerpts from the original letter and attachments linked here]:

“On September 12, 2017, the Board published a public notice requesting written comments and soliciting oral testimony on Rule 7A, Eligibility for Admission Based on Years of Practice. The Board received six written comments and four requests to provide oral testimony at the Board’s public hearing. The written comments have been posted to the Board’s website.


Board staff also surveyed other U.S. jurisdictions. The comprehensive comparison chart addressing how other jurisdictions handle admission on motion has been published to the Board’s website.

The Board held its public hearing on January 16, 2018, and provided each party in attendance with five minutes to present additional information. Following each presentation, the Board members asked additional questions and invited informal discussion between the participants.

The Board would like to thank those who provided written comments in advance of and oral testimony at the January 16, 2018 public hearing regarding the Rule 7A study. The Board of Law Examiners appreciates the important feedback provided and has carefully considered all information…


…..The Committee brought the recommendations to the full Board for further review and discussion.  Attached you will find the Board’s initial drafts of proposed revisions to Rule 2A(12) and Rule 7A of the Rules for Admission to the Bar together with a revised Policy Statement on Admission without Examination, Eligibility by Practice (Rule 7A)….

….The letter and attachments have also been posted to the Board’s website to solicit additional feedback from interested entities before the Report is due to the Court. Please provide any additional written comments to or the address above by April 6, 2018.”


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