The Minnesota Judicial Branch has a Speakers Bureau to provide speakers, at no cost, to schools, civic, business, and other community groups. Minnesota judges and court personnel regularly speak to school and community groups about the Minnesota Judicial Branch, juvenile justice, how civil and criminal cases proceed, sentencing, and other topics. In addition, judges and justices at the Minnesota Judicial Center in St. Paul host numerous tour groups throughout the year. The Speakers Bureau can help you schedule a Judicial Center tour or find a Judicial Branch representative in your area who can best address your group.
This effort is designed to help educate people about the Minnesota Judicial Branch and its role in their communities. By enabling groups to hear directly from judges and court officials, it is hoped that citizens will have a better understanding of the judicial system and its function in a democracy.
Speakers will discuss court-related subjects of special interest to the host group and will take questions from the audience or students. All judges are bound by the Code of Judicial Conduct and are unable to address certain matters, such as pending litigation, or to give legal advice.
It is recommended that your request for a speaker be made directly to the Court Information Office Speakers’ Bureau submitting the request form
. Please contact Lissa Finne, Communications Specialist, at (651) 297-5532 or Lissa.Finne@courts.state.mn.us
with any questions.