Second Judicial District

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Court Administration

15 W Kellogg Blvd Room 1700
Saint Paul MN 55102
(651) 266-8266
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The Second District Administration Office oversees the general operation of the Courts and handles matters not confined to a particular department, such as budget and accounting, human resources, and maintenance of the computer network. 
 


Courtroom Technology Attorney Resources


Main Courthouse

15 W Kellogg Blvd, St. Paul MN
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Equipment Available:
  • Video Conferencing System
  • Technology for sharing exhibits
  • 65”-85” Displays
  • Audio listening devices for the hearing-impaired
  • Wireless Microphones
This Equipment is built into each courtroom and does not require a reservation. Email chambers for questions about courtroom technology.

 

Commitments Building

402 University Ave E, Suite 100, St. Paul, MN 55130
Commitment Court Office
(651) 266-2804
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Equipment Available:
  • Video Conferencing System
  • Technology for sharing exhibits
  • 65”-85” Displays
  • Audio listening devices for the hearing-impaired
  • Wireless Microphones
 This Equipment is built into each courtroom and does not require a reservation. Email chambers for questions about courtroom technology.

 

Juvenile/Family Justice Center

25 West 7th St, St Paul MN 55102
(651) 266-5115
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Equipment Available:
  • Video Conferencing System
  • Technology for sharing exhibits
  • 65”-85” Displays
  • Audio listening devices for the hearing-impaired
  • Wireless Microphones
This Equipment is built into each courtroom and does not require a reservation. Email chambers for questions about courtroom technology.

 

Law Enforcement Center

425 Grove St, St. Paul MN
(651) 266-1996
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Equipment Available:
  • Video Conferencing System
  • Technology for sharing exhibits
  • 65”-85” Displays
  • Audio listening devices for the hearing-impaired
  • Wireless Microphones
This Equipment is built into each courtroom and does not require a reservation. Email chambers for questions about courtroom technology.

 

Suburban Court

2050 White Bear Ave, Maplewood MN
(651) 266-1999
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Equipment Available:
  • Video Conferencing System
  • Technology for sharing exhibits 
  • 65”-85” Displays
  • Audio listening devices for the hearing-impaired
  • Wireless Microphones
This Equipment is built into each courtroom and does not require a reservation. Email chambers for questions about courtroom technology.
 
Second District welcomes the opportunity to provide learning experiences to all schools and their students. For educational opportunities related specifically to the Second Judicial District, contact the Second Judicial District Administration Office at (651) 266-8266, option #7.  Additional statewide information is available at For Teachers and Students.
 

Guided Tours of the Ramsey County City Hall/Courthouse

Ramsey County offers guided and self-guided tours of the building that houses Second District Court as well as Saint Paul City Hall offices.  For more information, visit the Courthouse Tours page of the Ramsey County website.
 

Viewing a Court Hearing or Trial

While it's possible to view hearings that are not specifically closed to the public, there may be space limitations and some content may not be suitable for young people.  For more information, refer to the Administration FAQ's tab of this page under the topic, Is it possible to view a trial?
Employment opportunities in the Second Judicial District are handled by a centralized system. Please visit our careers page for more information.

Court Hearings and Judicial Staff

When is my court date?
How do I contact a judge?
How do I get a transcript of a court proceeding?
How do I contact a court reporter for a transcript?
Can I reserve a conference room or presentation equipment for a hearing I have scheduled?
Can I reserve a conference room if there is no hearing scheduled?


Other Questions

How do I verify that someone is employed by the Court?
How do I apply for employment?  For an internship?
How do I get a judge to perform my marriage?
How do I get a marriage license?
Do you offer tours of the courthouse?
Is it possible to view a trial?


Court Hearings and Judicial Staff

When is my court date?
You can check online using the case number or the case participant name.  If you can't find the case there, individual court offices can help you.  For help figuring out who to call, contact us.

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How do I contact a judge?
Judges' private lines are not published on this site, but you can call the Court at (651) 266-1999 and ask for the number to the judge's office.

Note: Do not attempt to contact a judge directly about a case he or she is presiding over.  Without the presence of the other party. This is called ex-parte communication and is forbidden.


How do I get a transcript of a court proceeding?
You must contact the court reporter directly to order a transcript of your proceedings.  If you do not know the name of the court reporter that was at your hearing contact the Court at (651) 266-8302.  Please note that the retention schedule for courtroom proceedings notes/recordings is 10 years, which means that transcripts for cases older than 10 years will not be available.

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How do I contact a court reporter for a transcript?
Call the Court at (651) 266-8302 and ask for the information.  Be prepared to provide the case number, court hearing date and time, and the presiding judge.
You may be directed by the court reporter preparing the transcript to complete a Transcript Request Form.

Can I reserve a conference room or presentation equipment for a hearing I have scheduled?
Yes.  Make the arrangements through the office of the judge who will presiding over the hearing.  Available technology may vary with the location of the hearing.  Consult the Courtroom Technology Resources tab on this page to confirm that what you want is available.

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Can I reserve a conference room if there is no hearing scheduled?
No.  Conference rooms (and presentation equipment) are specifically meant for hearings and trials, not depositions or private interviews.


Other Questions

How do I verify that someone is employed by Second District Court?
If you are seeking employment verification for purposes of loan or credit approval, you must have the consent of the individual to do so.  Contact Human Resources at (651) 266-9266.

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How do I apply for employment? For an internship?
Visit the careers page for more information.

How do I get a judge to perform my marriage?
Consult the Marriage page on this web site.  If you want to know a little bit about the judge before you contact him or her, judicial officer biographies are available on the Ramsey County District Court web page, but return to the Marriage page for the correct number to call.

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How do I get a marriage license?
Contact the Ramsey County Office of Vital Records.  For instructions, visit the Marriage Licenses page of their website or call them directly at (651) 266-1333. 

Do you offer tours of the courthouse?
Yes.  Specifically, they are offered by Ramsey County.  For more information, visit the Courthouse Tours page of the Ramsey County website.

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Is it possible to view a trial?
Yes, unless it is closed to the public.  If you want to attend a hearing or trial to see how court works, call the general office number for the type of trial you'd like to view (Criminal, Civil, Family, etc.) for advice on what sessions are where and what would best meet your interest.  If you know the name of one of the parties, you can check on the Access Case Records page of this website for the time and location of the trial.  If you don't have a case in mind, the search feature includes a Calendar search that may help you browse for trials and hearings.  Keep in mind that Jury Trials are almost always scheduled for Mondays and that parts of the trial may take place in chambers.

The Second Judicial District issues standing orders and policies regarding practices or procedures affecting the manner in which the court conducts official business with the public which have force and effect beyond a single case or incident, and therefore govern future action before the court.

Standing Orders

Order  Amended Order Appointing Members to the Family Violence Coordinating Council 6/3/2022
Order Reimbursement Rate for Attorney’s Fees and Costs  12/30/2021
Order - Administrative Order Regarding Face Coverings and COVID-19 Safety Protocols  8/04/2021 
Order Amended Order Regarding The Resumption of Housing Court Operations 7/7/2021
Order Second Judicial District In-Person Proceedings During COVID-19 Pandemic  3/25/2021
Order Delegating Certain Warrant Resolutions To Court Administration 2/23/21
Order Fourth Amended Administrative Order Delegating To The Ramsey County Department of Community Corrections Authority To Place Certain Defendants on Electronic Home Monitoring 1/15/2021
Order Administrative Order Restricting Visitation at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center 12/29/20
Order Amending Appointment of Childrens Justice Initiative (CJI) District Lead Judge, County CJI Judge, and District Lead Staff 12/29/20
Order Second Judicial District, Ramsey County, Remote Hearings During COVID-19 Pandemic  11/18/20
Order Election 2020   10/29/2020
Order Amended Order Delegating Ramsey County Community Corrections Authority on EHM, Turn in, and Lifting Suspension of the STS Program 10/28/2020
Order  Amended Order Delegating Certain Judicial Release Authority 10/7/2020
Order Public Defender Co-Payment upon filing of Dismissal 9/15/2020
Order Interpreter in Early Neutral Evaluations 8/28/2020

Order Administrative Order Regarding The Resumption of Housing Court Operations 8/19/2020
Order Second Amended Order Delegating Authority To Ramsey County Community Corrections To Release Incarcerated Defendants on Electronic Home Monitoring 7/16/2020
Order Rescinding Two Administrative Orders 5/29/2020
Order Establishing a Process for Making Written Submissions in Child in Need of Protection or Services (CHIPS) Cases  5/19/2020
Order Third Administrative Order Extending the Duration of Covid-19 Emergency Administrative Orders 5/18/2020
Order Second Administrative Order Extending The Duration of COVID-19 Emergency Administrative Orders 5/1/2020
Order Establishing an Interpreter Prehearing Attorney - Client Meeting Process  5/1/2020
Order Amending Appendix A Of Hearing Officer Authority Manual 4/17/2020
Order Extending The Duration Of COVID-19 Emergency Administrative Orders  4/10/2020
Order Remote Appearance in Civil Commitment Cases 4/3/2020
Order Declaring Certain Housing/Eviction Matters Non-Public  3/31/2020
Order Suspending Oral Argument in Certain Civil Briefs 3/27/2020
Order Restricting Visitation at Brittany's Place Shelter 3/26/2020
Order Restricting Visitation at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center  3/25/2020
Order Pertaining to Courtroom Access During Covid-19 3/21/2020
Order Delegating Certain Judicial Release Authority 3/19/2020
Order Transcripts of Recorded Evidence 1/15/2020
Order Dismissing Certain Parking Citations Entered in MNCIS 5/14/2019
Order Consumer Credit 2/26/2020
Order Delegating Certain Judicial Release Authority 12/1/2018
GPS Project Final Admin Order 11/16/2017
Order Regarding the use of Electronic and Recording Devices in Court Facilities 2/17/2017
Order Possession of Firearms and other Weapons in a Courthouse complex within the Second Judicial District 7/21/2016
Order Examiner of Titles Compensation 5/1/2015
Order Disclosure of Medical Records and Other Confidential Documents 8/12/2013
Order Dismissing Payable Misdemeanors after Ten Years 5/23/2012
Order Appointing Referee Joel Olson 3/7/2011
Order LLC Representation in District Court 2/16/2011
Order Office of the Examiner of Titles 4/14/2009
Order Salary Examiner of Titles 6/29/2006
Order Authority to Juvenile Clerk to Resolve Certain Cases 7/10/2003
Order Mandating Daily Juvenile Calendar to ICWA – 11/20/2000

 

Policies

Handling Weapons 2/20/2019
Handling of Potentially Hazardous Exhibits 2/20/2019
 

Standard Operating Practice

Second Judicial District Covid-19 Guide 3/25/2020
Condemnation Proceedings Handbook 2/2019
Implied Consents and Reinstatement of Driver's License 10/25/2019
Second Judicial District Guide for Handling Orders for Protection and Harassment Restraining Orders 10/25/2019