Self-Help Center

Purpose
To promote public access to the courts, the Minnesota Judicial Branch installed public access computer workstations in most courthouses. These workstations provide access to the Virtual Self-Help Center.

The service provides:
  • Court forms
  • Lawyer referral resources
  • Legal information
  • Tutorials and videos on various legal actions, including, but not limited to:
    • Divorce
    • Child support
    • Child custody
    • Landlord-tenant disputes
    • Car title issues
Features
The courthouse workstations include a printer and a phone that connects the user to a court support person. Phone calls are answered by court employees who are not able to give legal advice, but can assist callers with general questions about court forms, procedures, and legal resources.

Bilingual staff are available to provide services in Spanish, as well.