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2010 Report to the Community Now Available

Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Minnesota Judicial Branch 2010 Report to the Community is now available online at

The year 2010 was a busy one for the staff and judges of the Minnesota Judicial Branch as they worked to complete an ambitious agenda of innovation and reform laid out by the Judicial Council. While planning for many of these innovations began in previous years, much of the final implementation took place in 2010.

The technology innovations and work process re-engineering detailed in the report reflect the Judicial Branch’s response to the economic and demographic challenges facing Minnesota, and its commitment to ensuring that timely justice remains a basic right of all Minnesotans.   

“These challenging economic times have given all of us in government an opportunity to improve how we do the people’s work,” said Chief Justice Lorie Gildea. “We in the Judicial Branch have embraced this opportunity. We are implementing state-of-the-art information technology to automate work once done by hand, eliminating redundancy, speeding case processing, and improving public access to the courts.  We are employing innovative adjudicatory strategies to resolve cases faster and more effectively for the parties involved, and to improve public safety.”

Please contact the Court Information Office at (651) 296-6043 with any questions regarding the Report.