It shall be the responsibility of lawyers and others appearing before the court or registrar to prepare for review and execution appropriate orders, decrees, statements, applications, petitions, notices and related documents, complete and properly drafted, to address the subject matter and relief requested.
The official forms adopted by the Minnesota District Judges' Association or promulgated by the commissioner of commerce shall be used.
The court shall make its files and records available for inspection and copying.
No file, or any part thereof, shall be taken from the custody of the court, except the original court order required to be displayed to an individual or entity when the order is served. A document or exhibit which has been filed or submitted in any proceeding can thereafter be withdrawn only with the permission of the court. Any document which is written in a language other than English shall be accompanied by a verified translation into the English language.
Every document filed with the court must be verified as required by the code, except a written statement of claim filed with the court administrator by a creditor or a pleading signed by the lawyer for a party in accordance with the Minnesota Rules of Civil Procedure.
Where a will or codicil is to be filed with the court in any probate proceeding under these rules, the party with possession of the original will or codicil shall promptly deposit the original with the court. Alternatively, an authenticated copy of a will probated in another jurisdiction may be deposited with the court.
(Amended effective September 1, 2018.)