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MINNESOTA COURT RULES

GENERAL RULES OF PRACTICE

General Rules of Practice for the District Courts

Adopted Effective January 1, 1992
With amendments effective July 24, 2013

TABLE OF HEADNOTES

TITLE I. RULES APPLICABLE TO ALL COURT PROCEEDINGS

Rule

1Scope of Rules; Modification; Service on Parties; Applicability to Pro Se Parties
2Court Decorum; Conduct of Judges and Lawyers
3Ex Parte Orders
4Pictures and Voice Recordings
5Appearance by Out-of-State Lawyers
6Form of Pleadings
7Proof of Service
8Interpreters
9Frivolous Litigation
10Tribal Court Orders and Judgments
11Submission of Confidential Information
12Requirement for Comparable Means of Service
13Requirement to Provide Notice of Current Address
14E-Filing and E-Service

APPENDIX OF FORMS

Form

5[Deleted]
11.1[Deleted]
11.2[Deleted]

TITLE II. RULES GOVERNING CIVIL ACTIONS

PART A. PLEADINGS, PARTIES, AND LAWYERS

101Scope of Rules
102Form of Pleadings [Renumbered Rule 6]
103Proof of Service [Renumbered Rule 7]
104Civil Cover Sheet and Certificate of Representation and Parties
105Withdrawal of Counsel
106Hearing on Motion to Remove Judge for Actual Prejudice or Bias
107Procedure for Challenge for Having a Referee Hear a Matter
108Guardian Ad Litem
109Application for Leave to Answer or Reply
110Self-Help Programs

PART B. SCHEDULING

111Scheduling of Cases
112Joint Statement of the Case
113Assignment of Case(s) to a Single Judge
114Alternative Dispute Resolution
Appendix
Code of Ethics
Mediation
Code of Ethics Enforcement Procedure

PART C. MOTIONS

115Motion Practice

PART D. MISCELLANEOUS MOTION PRACTICE

116Orders to Show Cause
117Default Hearings
118Injunctive Relief Against Municipalities
119Applications for Attorney Fees
120[Reserved for Future Use]

PART E. TRIAL MANAGEMENT

121Notice of Settlement
122Continuance
123Voir Dire of Jurors in Cases in Which Insurance Company Interested in Defense or Outcome of Action
124Reporting of Opening Statement and Final Arguments
125Automatic Stay
126Judgment--Entry by Adverse Party
127Expert Witness Fees
128Retrieval or Destruction of Exhibits
129Use of Administrator's Files
130Exhibit Numbering
131Use of Interactive Video Teleconference in Civil Cases
132[Reserved for Future Use]
133[Reserved for Future Use]
134[Reserved for Future Use]

PART F. SPECIAL PROCEDURES

135Restraining Order-Bond
136Garnishments and Attachments-Bonds to Release-Entry of Judgment Against Garnishee
137Receivers
138Banks in Liquidation
139Lawyers as Sureties
140Supplemental Proceedings
141Condemnation
142Trustees-Accounting-Petition For Appointment [Renumbered Rule 417]
143Actions by Representatives-Attorneys' Fees
144Actions for Death by Wrongful Act
145Actions on Behalf of Minors and Incompetent Persons
146Complex Cases

PART G. APPENDIX OF FORMS

Form

104Certificate of Representation and Parties
111.02Informational Statement (Civil Matters-Non-Family)
111.03Request for Deferral of Scheduling Deadlines
112.01Joint Statement of the Case
114.01[Deleted]
114.02[Deleted]
119.05[Deleted]
142.02[Renumbered Form 417.02]
145.1Receipt of Minor Settlement Order and Funds
145.2Combined Motion and Order for Release of Minor Settlement Funds

PART H. MINNESOTA CIVIL TRIALBOOK

Section

1Scope; Policy
2[Deleted]
3[Deleted]
4[Deleted]
5Pre-Trial Conferences
6Voir Dire of Jurors
7Preliminary Instructions
8Opening Statement and Final Arguments
9Availability of Witnesses
10Examination of Witnesses
11Interpreters
12Exhibits
13Custody of Exhibits
14Sealing and Handling of Confidential Exhibits
15Instructions
16Questions by Jurors
17Special Verdicts
18Polling and Discharge

TITLE III. REGISTRATION OF LAND TITLES

PART A. PROCEEDINGS FOR INITIAL REGISTRATION

Rule

201Applicability of Rules
202Applications--Indorsements
203Abstracts of Title
204Title Based Upon an Adjudication Not Final, or Upon Estoppel
205Examiner's Report--Petition and Order for Summons
206Papers to be Filed--Effect of Notice and Appearance
207Affidavit of No Answer and Court Administrator's Certificate of Default
208Hearings in Default Cases--Filing Papers
209Issues Raised by Answer--Reply
210Trial of Contested Issues
211Interlocutory Decree Establishing Boundaries
212Protection of Interests Acquired Pendente Lite--Provision for Immediate Registration After Hearing

PART B. PROCEEDINGS SUBSEQUENT TO INITIAL REGISTRATION

213Title of Proceedings
214Trial and Hearing
215New Certificates, Amendments, Etc.
216New Duplicate Certificate

PART C. MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

217Cases Not Requiring Special Order of Court
218State Tax Deeds
219Deeds of Housing and Urban Development
220Birth Certificates
221Death Certificates
222Condominiums

TITLE IV. RULES OF FAMILY COURT PROCEDURE

PART A. PROCEEDINGS, MOTIONS, AND ORDERS

301Scope; Time
302Commencement; Parties
303Motions; Emergency Relief; Orders to Show Cause
304Scheduling of Cases
305Pretrial Conferences
306Default
307Final Hearings
308Final Order, Judgment or Decree
309Contempt
310Alternative Dispute Resolution
311Forms
312Review of Referee's Findings or Recommendations
313Confidential Numbers and Tax Returns
314Parentage Proceedings

PART B. EXPEDITED CHILD SUPPORT PROCESS

I. GENERAL RULES

351Scope; Purpose
352Definitions
353Types of Proceedings
354Computation of Time
355Methods of Service; Filing
356Fees
357Legal Representation and Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem
358Court Interpreters
359Telephone and Interactive Video
360Intervention
361Discovery
362Settlement
363Default
364Hearing Process
365Decision and Order of Child Support Magistrate
366Transcript
367Administration of Expedited Child Support Process; Child Support Magistrates
368Removal of a Particular Child Support Magistrate
369Role of County Attorney and Employees of the County Agency

II. PROCEEDINGS

370Establishment of Support Proceedings
371Parentage Actions
372Motions to Modify, Motions to Set Support, and Other Matters
373Enforcement Proceedings
374Civil Contempt

III. REVIEW AND APPEAL

375Motion to Correct Clerical Mistakes
376Motion for Review
377Procedure on a Motion to Correct Clerical Mistakes, Motion for Review, or Combined Motion
378Appeal to Court of Appeals

IV. FORMS

379Forms

TITLE V. PROBATE RULES

Rule

401Applicability of Rules
402Definitions
403Documents
404Notice in Formal Proceedings
405Interim Orders
406Uncontested Formal Proceedings
407Appointment
408Informal Proceedings
409Formal Testacy and Appointment Proceedings
410Transfer of Real Estate
411Closing Estates
412Fees, Vouchers, and Tax Returns
413Subsequent Proceedings
414Fiduciaries
415Registrar
416Guardianships and Conservatorships
417Trustees-Accounting-Petition for Appointment
418Deposit of Wills

APPENDIX OF FORMS

Form

417.02Trustee's Accounting

TITLE VI. CONCILIATION COURT RULES

Rule

501Applicability of Rules
502Jurisdiction
503Computation of Time
504Judge(s); Administrator; Reporting
505Commencement of Action
506Fees; Affidavit in Lieu of Fees
507Statement of Claim and Counterclaim; Contents; Verification
508Summons; Trial Date
509Counterclaim
510Counterclaim in Excess of Court's Jurisdiction
511Notice of Settlement
512Trial
513Absolute or Conditional Costs; Filing of Orders
514Notice of Order for Judgment
515Entry of Judgment
516Costs and Disbursements
517Payment of Judgment
518Docketing of Judgment in District Court; Enforcement
519Docketing of Judgment Payable in Installments
520Vacation of Judgment Order and Judgment
521Removal (Appeal) to District Court
522Pleadings in District Court
523Procedure in District Court
524Mandatory Costs in District Court
525Appeal from District Court

APPENDIX OF FORMS

Form

UCF-8[Deleted]
UCF-9[Deleted]
UCF-10[Deleted]
UCF-22[Deleted]
508.01[Deleted]

TITLE VII. HOUSING COURT RULES-HENNEPIN AND RAMSEY COUNTIES

Rule

601Applicability of Rules
602Housing Court Referee
603Parties
604Complaint
605Return of Summons
606Filing of Affidavits
607Calendar Call
608Withheld Rent
609Restitution
610Motions
611Review of Referee's Decision
612Discovery

TITLE VIII. RULES RELATING TO CRIMINAL MATTERS

701Applicability of Rules
702Bail
703Certificates of Representation
704Timely Appearances
705Complaints and Warrants--Submission to Second Judge
706Custody of Exhibits
707Transcription of Pleas, Sentences, and Revocation Hearings in Felony, Gross Misdemeanor, and Extended Jurisdiction Juvenile Proceedings, and Grand Jury Proceedings
708ITV in Criminal Cases

APPENDIX OF FORMS

Form

702[Deleted]

TITLE IX. JURY MANAGEMENT RULES

Rule

801General Policy
802Definitions
803Jury Commissioner
804Jury Administration Plan
805Random Selection Procedures
806Jury Source List
807Jury Questionnaire and Summons. One-Step Process
808Qualifications for Jury Service
809Discrimination Prohibited
810Excuses and Deferrals
811Term of Jury Service
812Juror Use
813Challenging Compliance with Selection Procedure
814Records

TITLE X. MINNESOTA RULES OF GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROCEDURE IN JUVENILE AND FAMILY COURT

901Scope of Rules; Implementation
902Minimum Qualifications
903Appointment of Guardian Ad Litem
904Complaint Procedure; Removal or Suspension of Guardian Ad Litem from Particular Case
905General Responsibilities of Guardians Ad Litem
906Ex Parte Contact Prohibited
907Rights of Guardians Ad Litem
908[Renumbered 905]
909[Renumbered 907]
910[Deleted]
911[Deleted]
912[Deleted]
913[Deleted]

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