Kandiyohi County Law Day Open Courthouse Event

The Kandiyohi County District Court and Kandiyohi County will host an Open Courthouse event on May 3, 2019, from 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kandiyohi County Law Day Banner Event Flyer (English)
Event Flyer (Somali)
Event Flyer (Spanish)

About the Event

The Open Courthouse event will feature:
  • A kick-off event featuring remarks by Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Thissen and Kandiyohi County District Court Judge Stephen Wentzell;
  • An information fair with an opportunity to learn more about Minnesota's justice system, its partner organizations, and resources available to self-represented litigants;
  • Guided tours of the courthouse, including an informational stop about Minnesota's three levels of courts presented by Justice Paul Thissen, Court of Appeals Judge Lucinda Jesson, and Judge Stephen Wentzell; and 
  • Demonstrations of the Kandiyohi County Sheriff's Office SWAT vehicle and K-9 unit.
Also available at the Open Courthouse are legal advice clinics available to area residents, provided by Western Minnesota Legal Services.


12:30 p.m. - Keynote presentation in Courtroom 210
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Guided public tours of the courthouse every 20 minutes
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Information/Career Fair on the Main Level
12:30 - 3:00 p.m. - Free legal advice clinic on the Lower Level
12:30 - 3:00 p.m. - SWAT vehicle and K-9 viewing

Tour Times

Tours will depart every 20 minutes and last approximately 35 minutes.
  • 1:00 p.m. (depart from Courtroom 210 after the keynote presentation)
  • 1:20 p.m.
  • 1:40 p.m.
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • 2:20 p.m.

Information/Career Fair Participants

  • Careers in the Courts
  • County Probation
  • Willmar Police Department
  • Kandiyohi County Human Services