The Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project is intended to increase access to civil legal representation in case types where one or both parties typically appear without legal representation. The Minnesota Supreme Court established an implementation committee in March 2019 to evaluate options and provide recommendations for implementing and evaluating the pilot by February 28, 2020. See Minnesota Supreme Court Order ADM19-8002
The implementation committee is co-chaired by Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice Paul C. Thissen
and Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge John R. Rodenberg
. The implementation committee of the pilot includes legal experts from throughout Minnesota.
See the Judicial Branch News Item, Supreme Court authorizes new pilot to expand role of legal paraprofessionals
for more information.