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Court Rules


Court rules are instructions on how to communicate with the court and other parties in a legal proceeding.

What court rules to follow depends on the court where your case resides. This guide will address how to find Minnesota Rules of Court. If your case is before a federal court, even if that court is in Minnesota, other rules apply. Visit the "Other Rules" tab on the left if your case is not before a court in the Minnesota Judicial Branch. 

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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.