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Orders Regarding Conservatorship and Guardianship Legislative Changes

Posted: Monday, July 27, 2020

The Minnesota Supreme Court issued orders on July 22, 2020 preserving the status quo in regard to access to records in guardianship and conservatorship cases. 
   
The Guardianship/Conservatorship Legislation the orders address (2020 Minn. Laws, ch. 86, article 1, effective August 1, 2020) attempts to declare certain judicial branch records as non-public and dictate the process by which such documents must be submitted. 
 
The Supreme Court orders indicate that, notwithstanding the legislation, classification of judicial branch records as public or nonpublic and the procedure for submitting such records is governed by the Rules of Public Access to Records of the Judicial Branch and procedures in the General Rules of Practice for the District Courts.  The orders also refer the issues to its respective advisory committees for review and reporting back to the court later in 2020.
 
More information regarding these orders, and the impact of the orders on the legislation implementation will be provided by the State Court Administrator’s Office. If you have questions about the orders or the work of the advisory committees please use the email contact form set up for inquiries.