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This guide provides information on appealing to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Supreme Court

Using this Guide

The organization of the guide is meant to mirror the steps in a typical appeal. Generally, there are five stages of an appeal:

Appeals in Minnesota can be complicated and follow strict rules and timelines. We recommend speaking with an attorney if you decide to represent yourself in an appeal.

Video: Steps in an Appeal to the Minnesota Court of Appeals

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In our positions as librarians, not lawyers, we can suggest resources but cannot give legal advice (such as which form to file) or legal opinions (such as how a statute might apply to particular facts). To do so could be considered the unauthorized practice of law. Even though we try to suggest materials that will be of help, more research is often required to find a complete and correct answer. For many questions, the best answer may be to consult an attorney.