Lawyer Inactive Status

ATTENTION: Attorneys seeking inactive status for CLE reporting purposes, please read the following:

Attorneys who no longer want to be licensed in North Dakota may request to be placed on inactive status for CLE reporting purposes. In doing so, you can still be a member of the State Bar Association of North Dakota upon payment of a membership fee, but you will not be eligible to practice law. In order to qualify for inactive status you must certify that:
you do not plan to actively practice law in North Dakota in the current year and beyond, or;
you plan to leave North Dakota and do not intend to maintain your license to practice law in the current year and beyond.

Be advised that if sometime in the future you should decide to renew your license, the State Board of Law Examiners may require you to report CLE hours for the period of time you were on inactive status, in addition to several other requirements as set for in Rule 8 of the North Dakota Admission to Practice Rules.

Please click here  for a Request for Inactive Status Form.

Please click here to read more on Rule 8, Admission to Practice.