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The Minnesota Judicial Branch has taken a historic step into the future with the decision to move state courts from a framework of paper files to an electronic information environment. This initiative will result in significant benefits for judges, court employees, attorneys, and most importantly, the hundreds of thousands of people served each year.
***NEW*** Dakota County District Court is currently seeking Court Appointed Counsel for Child Support Contempt Proceedings
This pool of attorneys will 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. Completed Qualification Form, Authorization Form and Resume must be received by Friday, January 30, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
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Attorney Qualification Form
Attorney Authorization Form
eFiling and eService Mandatory September 16, 2013
Attention attorneys and government entities: eFiling and eService will be mandatory for civil and family cases in Dakota County District Court, effective September 16, 2013. The requirement does not apply to probate/mental health, adoption, child protection, or conciliation court cases.
Register for eFiling and eService
For more information, please contact the eMN eFile Support Center.
The Minnesota Supreme Court has authorized an Expedited Civil Litigation Track Pilot Project, effective July 1, 2013, for the district courts in Dakota County and the city of Duluth
Read the news release
Read the Supreme Court order, the special rules, and the amendments (PDF)
Dakota County Continuance Policy Effective May 23, 2013
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Continuance Request Form
First District Policy for Electronic Devices in Court Facilities Effective May 9, 2014
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First District Order Regarding Restitution Determination on Probation to the Court Cases
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