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Assignment Division

The Assignment Division consists of three Court Offices:  The Criminal Assignment Office, Jury Office, and Interpreters Office.  Civil Assignment is part of the Civil Division.

  • Criminal Assignment 651-266-8303

Jury Office 651-266-8200

  • Interpreters Office 651-266-8082

 Civil Assignment

Phone: 651-266-8309

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Civil cases assigned to a judge are managed by the Civil Assignment Office of the Civil Division. There are six judges assigned to major civil cases and two judges assigned to probate and civil commitment calendars.

  • Judge John B. Van de North, Civil Presiding Judge
  • Judge Paulette K. Flynn
  • Judge John H. Guthmann
  • Judge  David C. Higgs
  • William H. Leary III
  • Judge Lezlie Ott Marek
  • Judge Margaret M. Marrinan

If your case is assigned to a Civil Team Judge and you wish to schedule a hearing or motion, you must contact the Judge's case manager. You need not contact the Judge's law clerk or court reporter.

The case manager for Judges Guthmann and Van de North may be reached at (651) 266-8306.

The case manager for Judge Leary may be reached at (651) 266-8307.

The case manager for Judge Marek may be reached at (651) 266-8308.

The case manager for Judge Marrinan may be reached at (651) 266-8309.

For information regarding implied consent scheduling, you may call (651) 266-8309.

The Civil Assignment Office is located at:

Room 600 Ramsey County Courthouse
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Mary Jo Maxwell
Civil Assignment Operations Supervisor

Criminal Assignment

The Criminal Assignment Division is responsible for scheduling all pre-trial and trial hearings in criminal cases.

  • Judge Diane R. Alshouse
  • Judge Joy D. Bartscher
  • Judge Shawn M. Bartsh
  • Judge Gail Chang Bohr
  • Judge Jeffrey M. Bryan
  • Judge Leonardo Castro
  • Judge Patrick C. Diamond
  • Judge Paulette K. Flynn
  • Jennifer L. Frisch
  • Judge Mark R. Ireland
  • Judge Gregg E. Johnson
  • Judge Lezlie O. Marek
  • Judge Rosanne Nathanson
  • Judge Elena L. Ostby
  • Judge Salvador M. Rosas
  • Judge Joanne M. Smith
  • Judge George T. Stephenson
  • Judge Judith M. Tilsen
  • Judge Edward S. Wilson

The Criminal Assignment Office is located at:
Room 70 Ramsey Courty Courthouse
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Monday – Friday 8:00 – 4:30

Phone - (651) 266-8303

Interpreter Services

The Court Interpreters Office provides qualified court interpreters for defendants, litigants, and witnesses for a variety of court appearances.  The interpreters assist the parties in communication and ensure equal access to the courts for non-English speakers.


The Court Interpreters Office is located at:

Room 70 Ramsey District Court
15 West Kellogg Boulevard
Saint Paul, Minnesota 55102

Telephone: 651-266-8082