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“Going to Court in Minnesota” Video Available in English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish

Posted: Monday, July 22, 2013

“Going to Court in Minnesota,” a half-hour video designed to help immigrants, refugees, and others better understand the Minnesota court system and be prepared to go to court, is now available. It is provided in four languages: English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish. The program features judges, court employees, and community advocates explaining various aspects of the judicial process and cultural differences. 

The video, which was produced by the Minnesota Judicial Branch in conjunction with Emergency, Community, Health & Outreach (ECHO), will be broadcast multiple times on Twin Cities Public Television’s (TPT-TV) Minnesota and Life Channels beginning Monday, July 22, 2013.  Copies of the video on DVD have been distributed to organizations that work with immigrants and refugees, and are also available at no cost through the Minnesota Judicial Branch Court Information Office and ECHO.

Click here to view the videos on the Minnesota Judicial Branch Website.

A curriculum, designed for use with the video by teachers in English Language Learner classes and produced in conjunction with the Minnesota Literacy Council, will be available soon on the Websites of the Minnesota Judicial Branch and ECHO.


What:              “Going to Court in Minnesota”


Where:            TPT-TV Minnesota Channel 2.2 and TPT Life Channel 2.3


When:             English:            July 22 - TPT MN Channel 2.2 (2 a.m., 8 a.m., 2 p.m., 8 p.m.)

                                                July 28 - TPT Life Channel 2.3 (11 a.m.)


Spanish:           July 22 - TPT MN (2:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m.)

                                                July 28 - TPT Life (11:30 a.m.)


Hmong:            July 29 - TPT MN (2 a.m., 8 a.m., 2 p.m., 8 p.m.)

                                                August 4 - TPT Life (11 a.m.)


Somali:             July 29 - TPT MN (2:30 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m)

                                                August 4 - TPT Life (11:30 a.m.)