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COVID-19 Information

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice Lorie S. Gildea issued an order on May 15, 2020 regarding the continuing operations of state courts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Beginning Monday May 18, 2020 courts will begin to implement the Minnesota Judicial Branch COVID-19 Preparedness Plan which was developed in consultation with the Minnesota Department of Health. Once courts have ensured they are in compliance with the Preparedness Plan, they will implement Transitional Case Strategies for resuming more in-person courthouse activity for litigants and employees. Remote hearing technology will continue to be used.
 
Self-help services are being conducted via phone or email.
  If you have a court case scheduled in Carver County District Court, call (952) 361-1420 to determine if your case will be heard or scheduled to a future date. You may also contact the court by email and use the dropdown menu to select the appropriate county.

Remote Expedited Temporary Relief (RETR) in Family Cases:
 
All counties in the 1st Judicial District will be participating in the Remote Expedited Temporary Relief (RETR) Program.  RETR is a temporary program to facilitate case management during the COVID-19 Emergency.  RETR is a Minn. R. Gen. Prac. 114.02(a) (10) Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process.    
 
This program permits the parties to retain a third party to provide binding ADR services to resolve temporary relief issues in family cases.  The process is truncated in at least three ways: volume of submissions, time limits on the process, and deadlines.  RETR follows the Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE)/ Moderated Settlement Conferences (MSC) model for fees and includes a four hour flat fee rate charged by the ADR provider. To participate review RETR program information and file Stipulation and Order for RETR.