Tenth Judicial District Self-Help Centers

Mission Statement:
"Providing understandable legal tools to enable informed self-representation and increase access to justice."

The 10th Judicial District Self-Help Center offers assistance to self-represented litigants (people who are representing themselves in court) by providing:
  • Information on pro bono and low cost legal services
  • Information on legal referral services and information about mediation services
  • Forms and instructions on completing existing and approved statewide forms. Some fees may apply to forms.
  • Information on court procedures
  • Help with calculating guideline child support
Self-Help Center staff CANNOT provide legal advice.  If an individual chooses to be self-represented, that individual will have the same responsibility as an attorney to follow court rules and procedures to move the case forward.  Self-Help Center staff are not responsible for the outcome of the case.  This website is not a substitute for legal advice.  Talk with a lawyer if you need legal advice.  
The Self-Help Center has computers with access to online resources available on a first-come first-served basis.  The Self-Help Center has forms and can perform a review of forms for completeness relating to:
  • Civil pleadings
  • Conciliation court
  • Landlord/tenant cases
  • Change of name
  • Dissolution of marriage actions
  • Custody proceedings
  • Child support matters
The Self-Help Center can also provide some limited assistance with probate matters and criminal matters, such as criminal expungements.
 
The Self-Help Center DOES NOT currently provide assistance with orders for protection (OFP) or harassment restraining orders (HRO) (contact your Court Administration office for assistance with OFPs and HROs) or the following case types:  appealing a decision to the Court of Appeals or Supreme Court; annulment of marriage; adoptions; termination of parental rights; wills; trusts; juvenile matters; immigration issues or bankruptcy issues.  There may be other areas in which the Self-Help Center is unable to provide assistance, depending on the particular case type. 
 
The Self-Help Center cannot:
  • Do legal research for self-represented litigants
  • Recommend one option over another
  • Predict or guarantee an outcome
  • Offer legal strategy, advice or theory
  • Interpret or analyze an aspect of a statute, rule or order
  • Advise someone to file a case or of a particular action to take
  • Offer an opinion on the merits of a case
  • Assist with forms that have not been properly approved
If you need to perform legal research or assistance with a case type not covered by the Self-Help Center, contact your local law library or attend a legal advice clinic.
 
Anoka County
Anoka County Courthouse
2100 3rd Ave, C210
Anoka, MN 55303-2489
The Center is located in the central building on the second level, across from the Jury Assembly Room.
 

Expanded Services  

***Beginning February 6, 2019, the Self Help Center will expand its services to Anoka Technical College, 1355 US-10, Anoka, MN 55303.  The Self Help Center will be located in the cafeteria and open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: February 6th, March 6th, and April 3rd.

More information about the expansion may be found on this episode of the District Court Show:  District Court Show - Episode #114 

Walk in Hours

Monday – Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and the 1st & 3rd Friday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on a first-come first-served basis based on availability.  Note:  Based on staffing, hours/days are subject to change.  If you are planning to visit the Self-Help Center in person, please call (763) 760-6699 (voicemails not currently accepted) to confirm the Center is open the day you plan to visit.
 
Chisago County
Chisago County Courthouse (Across from the Court Administration Window)
313 North Main Street
Center City, MN 55012
 

Walk in Hours

Wednesdays and the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on a first-come first-served basis based on availability.  Note: Based on on staffing, hours/days are subject to change.  If you are planning to visit the Self-Help Center in person, please call (763) 760-6699 (voicemails not currently accepted) to confirm the Center is open the day you plan to visit.
 
Isanti County
Isanti County Courthouse (at the Court Administration Window)
555 18th Ave SW
Cambridge, MN 55008
 

Walk-in Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis based on availability.  Note: Based on on staffing, hours/days are subject to change.  If you are planning to visit the Self-Help Center in person, please call (763) 760-6699 (voicemails not currently accepted) to confirm the Center is open the day you plan to visit. 
 
Kanabec County
Kanabec County Courthouse (in the Law Library)
18 North Vine Street
Mora, MN 55051
 

Walk-in Hours

Mondays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on a first-come first-served basis based on availability.  Note: Based on on staffing, hours/days are subject to change.  If you are planning to visit the Self-Help Center in person, please call (763) 760-6699 (voicemails not currently accepted) to confirm the Center is open the day you plan to visit. 
 
Pine County
Pine County Courthouse (at the Court Administration Window)
635 Northridge Drive NW
Pine City, MN 55063
 

Walk-In Hours

Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis based on availability.  Note: Based on staffing, hours/days are subject to change.  If you are planning to visit the Self-Help Center in person, please call (763) 760-6699 (voicemails not currently accepted) to confirm the Center is open the day you plan to visit. 
 
Sherburne County
Sherburne County Courthouse (1st Floor Court Administration Window)
13880 Business Center Drive NW
Elk River, MN 55330
 

***Beginning February 6, 2019, the Self Help Center will expand its services to Anoka Technical College, 1355 US-10, Anoka, MN 55303.  The Self Help Center will be located in the cafeteria and open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: February 6th, March 6th, and April 3rd.

More information about the expansion may be found on this episode of the District Court Show:  District Court Show - Episode #114

Walk-In Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis based on availability.  Note: Based on staffing, hours/days are subject to change.  If you are planning to visit the Self-Help Center in person, please call (763) 760-6699 (voicemails not currently accepted) to confirm the Center is open the day you plan to visit. 

Washington County

Washington County Courthouse (1st Floor Court Administration Window)
14949 62nd Street North
Stillwater, MN 55082

Walk-In Hours

Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis based on availability.  Note: Based on staffing, hours/days are subject to change.  If you are planning to visit the Self-Help Center in person, please call (763) 760-6699 (voicemails not currently accepted) to confirm the Center is open the day you plan to visit. 

Wright County
Wright County Courthouse (2nd Floor Court Administration)
10 2nd Street NW
Buffalo, MN  55313

***Beginning February 6, 2019, the Self Help Center will expand its services to Anoka Technical College, 1355 US-10, Anoka, MN 55303.  The Self Help Center will be located in the cafeteria and open from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: February 6th, March 6th, and April 3rd.

More information about the expansion may be found on this episode of the District Court Show:  District Court Show - Episode #114 
 

Walk-In Hours

Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on a first-come first-served basis based on availability.  Note: Based on staffing, hours/days are subject to change.  If you are planning to visit the Self-Help Center in person, please call (763) 760-6699 (voicemails not currently accepted) to confirm the Center is open the day you plan to visit. 

 
  • Visit the Minnesota Judicial Branch Help Topics before you come to the courthouse.  The Help Topics a great deal of information on common legal topics, as well as online tools that can assist you in completing forms.  For some legal topics, these tools include “how-to” videos and tutorials.  For others, you may find written, detailed instructions.
  • Please arrange for child care.  The Self-Help Center does not have a play area or toys for children.  You and other self-represented litigants will need to be able to focus on legal issues without distraction.
  • Expect to spend some time on your legal issues, both on your own and at the Self-Help Center.  You may not be able to take care of your legal issues in one visit.
  • Many legal issues are time sensitive and contain strict deadlines.  If you are unaware of any potential deadlines, you should seek immediate legal advice.  DO NOT wait for assistance from the Self-Help Center.
  • If you need assistance with electronic filing or electronic service please visit the eFile webpage.
The forms listed below are for use only in the Tenth District (Anoka, Chisago, Isanti,
Kanabec, Pine, Sherburne, Washington and Wright Counties).  To use these forms in
another court, you must contact that specific county Court Administration and confirm
they will accept the form.

For forms that can be used in any Minnesota County District Court, visit the Court Forms page.  You may also want to review the Appendix of Forms available on the Court Rules page.  If you cannot find a form, visit your Local Law Library, a legal forms publisher, or Talk to a Lawyer.
 

Civil

Family

Probate / Guardianship & Conservatorship

10CourtHelp@courts.state.mn.us
(Please note that normal email response time is 2 – 3 business days)