Public Notice Detail
Carver County District Court Seeks Probate Court Visitor

Posted: Monday, July 11, 2016

Carver County Court Administration, First Judicial District, State of Minnesota, has immediate openings for a court visitor as follows:


Conduct visit to the proposed ward/protected person in general probate guardianship and/or conservatorship cases pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 5247.5-304. The court visitor shall be an officer of the court and shall be disinterested in the guardianship or conservatorship proceedings. Every court visitor shall have training and background in psychology or social work, or have legal background, depending upon the circumstances of the proposed ward or conservatee. General duties as outlined below follow the Minnesota General Rules of Practice, Title V, Probate Rules, and Rule 416.


  1. Meet privately with the proposed ward or conservatee to observe, serve (read aloud if requested,) and explain the petition and notice of hearing, and assist, if requested, in obtaining a private or court-appointed lawyer;
  2. Prepare and file written reports to the court and also serve a copy upon the petitioner or petitioner’s lawyer at least five days prior to the hearing;
  3. Appear, testify and submit to cross examination at the hearing concerning his or her observations and recommendations, unless such appearance is excused by the court;
  4. Other tasks as assigned or directed by the court.


The maximum rate of pay is $38.00 per hour, except travel time is $22.80 per hour. Carver County District Court averages five visits per month. The work may be shared with other court visitors. Looking for a Court Visitor primarily for Carver County District Court but option for intermittent court visits for other counties in the First Judicial District is available. Further terms will be mutually agreed upon. Court Visitors will be required to complete a standardized invoice per case as directed by the court. There are no benefits with this position. Successful candidate will be required to pass a biennial criminal background check.

Resume and a letter of interest should be sent by July 29th, 2016 to the attention of:
Kristen Trebil, Court Administrator
Carver County District Court
604 East 4th Street
Chaska, MN 55318
Fax: (952) 361-1491

A screening process will include review of resumes and consideration of prior experience. An interview may be conducted. Please direct any questions to Louann McVeigh, Court Operation Supervisor, at (952) 361-1422.

The First Judicial District is part of the Minnesota Judicial Branch and proudly serves the Counties of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley.