2nd District  

Judicial Branch Home > 2nd Home > Civil Division > Civil Filing >

Schedule a Hearing

Civil cases assigned to a judge are managed by the Civil Assignment Office of the Civil Division. There are presently five judges assigned to major civil cases and two judges assigned to probate and civil commitment calendars.

  • Judge John B. Van de North, Civil Presiding Judge
  • Judge Paulette K. Flynn
  • Judge John H. Guthmann
  • Judge David C. Higgs
  • Judge Margaret M. Marrinan
  • Judge Lezlie O. Marek
  • Judge Elena L. Ostby

If your case is assigned to a Civil Team Judge and you wish to schedule a hearing or motion, you must contact the Judge's case manager. You need not contact the Judge's law clerk or court reporter.

The case manager for Judges Guthmann and Van de North may be reached at (651) 266-8306.

The case manager for Judge Ostby may be reached at (651) 266-8307

The case manager for Judges Marek may be reached at (651) 266-8308.

The case manager for Judge Marrinan may be reached at (651) 266-8309.


For information regarding implied consent scheduling, you may call (651) 266-8309.


The Civil Assignment Office is located at:

Room 600 Ramsey County Courthouse
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Mary Jo Maxwell
Civil Assignment Operations Supervisor


Special Term Motions

If you wish to schedule a motion to be heard before a referee in a case that has been filed in District Court but has not been assigned to a civil team judge such as a motion for name change, court ordered car title, motion to vacate a judgment, or any other motion in a civil case not assigned to a judge you may call (651) 266-8248 and a Court Clerk will assist you.