Dakota County Court Appointed Counsel – Child Support Contempt Proceedings

Request for Qualifications

The First Judicial District-Dakota County District Court, in conjunction with Dakota County Administration, seeks to add 2 attorneys to our pool of attorneys from which the Court can appoint attorneys to provide mandated legal defense services in representing indigent persons in family contempt proceedings and/or other legal matters involving potential loss of liberty and which legally require the appointment of counsel.


Qualification minimums include:

Five years or more in family law and child support contempt matters, current malpractice insurance with a minimum of $200,000 coverage per occurrence/claim, court authorization to confirm standing with Lawyers Professional Responsibility Board, and the ability to file documentation electronically. The current county contract rate is $75.00 per hour, with an approximate 8-12 hour time commitment per month. Court hearings are held at all three Dakota County Government Centers; Hastings, Apple Valley, and West St. Paul.     

Court appointed attorney qualification and authorization form »

Please mail completed qualification and authorization form with an attached resume to

Jean Baldwin, Court Operations Manager
District Court
1560 West Hwy 55
Hastings, MN 55033

Applications must be received by Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.