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January 14, 2015


Position: The Probate Division of the Second Judicial District Court, Ramsey County, is seeking qualified attorneys for its court appointed attorney panel. This panel consists of 12 to 24 members who each serve a term limited to four years.  Applications should include a resume including education, experience and verification of requirements.  Requirements: Currently licensed in the State of Minnesota with three years of practicing experience including guardianships, conservatorships and civil litigation.  Appointees must have completed at least five CLE course credits on guardianship/conservatorship law within the last three years.  Panel attorney will be required to take at least five CLE course credit on guardianship/conservatorship law during each three year CLE reporting cycle.  Panel attorney must carry professional liability insurance with a minimum of $200,000 per occurrence/claim. Compensation: Payment for in forma pauperis cases will be paid by Ramsey County at a current rate of $50.00 per hour.  Attorneys may charge their normal hourly rate for non in forma pauperis cases and will bill the conservator directly for payment.

 Please submit your letter of interest and resume by January 30, 2015 to Second Judicial District Probate Court, 15 W. Kellogg Blvd Room 1700 St. Paul, MN 55102

Sept 1, 2013:

Fee Changes

For most filings, fees have increased. As of September 1, 2013, filing fees increased. See the Fee Schedule for details.

Nov 19, 2012:

Electronic Filing of Cases to Begin

Electronic Filing and Service for Probate Cases will be begin Nov. 19, 2012. For training and information go to http://www.mncourts.gov/district/2/efile Electronically filed documents can be handled more efficiently and you will receive quicker court dates and actions than if you paper file.

Jun 20, 2012:

Educational Video Requirement

Before a guardianship or conservatorship court hearing, the court is now requiring all proposed guardians and conservators to watch an educational video about guardianship and conservatorship and verify that they have done so by signing the proper acceptance of appointment.
Guardianship Video
Acceptance Form