The library contains basic information on common legal issues such as:
- Family law - divorce, custody, child support, parenting time, grandparents' rights
- Consumer issues
- Copyright, patent and trademark
- Wills and estate planning
- Immigration and citizenship
- Real estate
- Conciliation court
- Starting and running a business
- Criminal law and procedure
- Court rules and procedures
- How to research the law
Also for the layperson - some Minnesota court and legal forms, and some videos on court procedures for non-lawyers. See the Minnesota Court Virtual Self Help Center for resources on many topics.
The Ramsey County Family Court Self-Help Service Center provides appropriate forms, information and referrals to pro se parties. Visit the Self-Help Service Center for more information.
The U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota Pro Se site provides those representing themselves in Federal Court a Pro Se Civil Guidebook, forms, federal rules and more.
For information about legal aid programs, legal rights, brochures and answers to legal questions, visit LawHelpMN.org.
If you are seeking legal advice in Spanish, contact Volunteer Lawyers Network ("VLN").
Housing and Conciliation Court Self Help Clinic
Do you need help representing yourself in Housing or Conciliation Court?
The Second Judicial District offers a legal clinic to assist pro se (unrepresented) parties to prepare and file matters in the Housing and Conciliation Courts. Volunteer attorneys and law students are available for brief consultation meetings to help prepare litigants to represent themselves in Housing or Conciliation Court.
The legal clinic is located in the Ramsey County Law Library, located on the 18th floor of the downtown courthouse, and is open every Tuesday from 1 to 4PM. The legal clinic operates on a "first come first serve" basis so no appointments are necessary. Please click here for more information.
PLEASE BE ADVISED: INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS LEGAL ADVICE