Bar Associations

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The practice of law in the U.S. requires one to be licensed by a designated agency in the state where the practice is conducted, usually after taking and passing a bar exam. In many states, the state bar association does the licensing, but some states have a separate agency that accomplished this. Below is a list of bar associations for Minnesota and nearby states. You will note that Minnesota has a separate Board of Law Examiners that does the licensing.

American Bar Association (ABA)

Minnesota State Bar Association

Minnesota State Board of Law Examiners

State Bar of North Dakota

State Bar of South Dakota

State Bar of Wisconsin