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Conciliation Court, also known as "small claims court," is a division of District Court that handles civil cases involving money claims of $15,000 or less. In Conciliation Court, parties can bring relatively small claims to court without expensive costs, attorneys fees, or complicated legal procedures. Mediation is an option if you want to settle your Conciliation Court dispute in less time. Please read about using mediation to settle a dispute. The information on this website is only a general explanation of the legal process in Conciliation Court and is not intended to be legal advice.
News & Notices
- Effective May 9, 2013, the Special Term Motion calendar is now held on select Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.
|Special Term Motion
Calendar for 2014
|9:00 a.m. on the following Thursdays
- December 18, 2014
- January 8, 2015
- January 22, 2015
- February 5, 2015
- February 19, 2015
- March 5, 2015
- March 19, 2015
- Effective October 22, 2012, eFile & eServe is available in Conciliation Court for use by legal professionals.
- Effective August 1, 2012, the dollar limits in Conciliation Court are: $15,000 for general claims; $4,000 for consumer credit cases; and $15,000 for forfeitures. Read the changes to the law in MN Statutes s. 491A.01 subd. 3.
|Legal Advice Clinics
Volunteers from the Volunteer Lawyers Network provide free legal advice consults on general Conciliation Court issues and on appeals to District Court. If you qualify based on low income, you can meet face-to-face with an attorney for 15-20 minutes who will answer your questions and/or refer you to other places for help. You must be screened for financial eligibility to use the clinic. People are helped on a first-come, first-served basis.
Clinic Hours: (general legal issues)
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Clinic Hours: (appeals/removal to District Court)
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month
Minneapolis City Hall, Room 312, 350 S. 5th St., Minneapolis, MN 55415
Conciliation Court Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on Monday - Friday, closed legal holidays
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