Implementation Committee for Proposed Legal Paraprofessional Pilot Project

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.
Implementation Committee Meeting Schedule
  • April 16, 2019
  • May 20, 2019
  • June 24, 2019
  • July 15, 2019 - cancelled
  • August 19, 2019
  • September 30, 2019
  • October 28, 2019
  • November 18, 2019
  • December 16, 2019
  • January 27, 2020
  • February 17, 2020
A variety of resources are available on this topic. This list is not inclusive of all information available but represents some of the information the Implementation Committee has received and reviewed.

Minnesota Information

National Information 

International Information