Second Judicial District

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Court Administration

15 W Kellogg Blvd Room 1700
Saint Paul MN 55102
(651) 266-8266
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The Second District Administration Office oversees the general operation of the Courts and handles matters not confined to a particular department, such as budget and accounting, human resources, and maintenance of the computer network. 

Fiscal Year 2013 Progress Report
 

Main Courthouse

15 W Kellogg Blvd
St. Paul MN
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Assignment Division Office
(651) 266-8303

Equipment Available:
Portable Nomad units are comprised of the following technology:
  • Projector
  • Document Camera; can project images of paper documents and photographs
  • Digital annotation available on PD Series (limited availability)
Other equipment:
  • CD/DVD Player
  • VHS Player
How to Reserve:
Contact the office of the Judge scheduled to preside over the hearing or trial at least a week prior to the scheduled date to reserve a Nomad. If you don't know the name of the Judge or his/her phone number, contact the Assignment Division Office.
 

Commitments Building

402 E. University Ave
Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55130
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Commitment Court Office
(651) 266-2804

Equipment Available:
  • Projector
How to Reserve:
Equipment is permanently installed. On the day of your trial or hearing, notify the clerk in the courtroom that you would like to use the equipment.
 

Juvenile/Family Justice Center

25 West 7th St
St Paul MN 55102
(651) 266-5255
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Equipment Available:
  • CD/DVD Player
  • VHS Player
  • Projector
  • ITV
How to Reserve:
Equipment is permanently installed. On the day of your trial or hearing, notify the clerk in the courtroom that you would like to use the equipment.
 

Law Enforcement Center

425 Grove St
St. Paul MN
(651) 266-1996
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Equipment Available:
  • CD/DVD Player
  • VHS Player
  • Audio listening devices for the hearing-impaired
How to Reserve:
Equipment is permanently installed. On the day of your hearing, notify the clerk in the courtroom that you would like to use the equipment.
 

Suburban Court

2050 White Bear Ave
Maplewood MN
Suburban Court Office
(651) 266-1999
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Equipment Available:
  • CD/DVD Player
  • VHS Player
  • Document Camera for viewing paper files and photos
  • Audio listening devices for the hearing-impaired
How to Reserve:
Equipment is permanently installed. On the day of your trial or hearing, notify the clerk in the courtroom that you would like to use the equipment.
Second District welcomes the opportunity to provide learning experiences to all schools and their students. Most of this information is handled by the State Court Administrator's Office. For educational opportunities related specifically to the Second District, contact the Second District Administration Office at (651) 266-8266.
 

Guided Tours of the Ramsey County City Hall/Courthouse

Ramsey County offers guided and self-guided tours of the building that houses Second District Court as well as Saint Paul City Hall offices.  For more information, visit the Courthouse Tours page of the Ramsey County website.
 
Employment opportunities in the 2nd District are now handled by a centralized State system. Please visit our Careers page for more information.

Court Hearings and Judicial Staff

When is my court date?
How do I contact a judge?
How do I get a transcript of a court proceeding?
How do I contact a court reporter for a transcript?
Can I reserve a conference room or presentation equipment for a hearing I have scheduled?
Can I reserve a conference room if there is no hearing scheduled?


Other Questions

How do I verify that someone is employed by the Court?
How do I apply for employment?  For an internship?
How do I get a judge to perform my marriage?
How do I get a marriage license?
Do you offer tours of the courthouse?
Is it possible to view a trial?


Court Hearings and Judicial Staff

When is my court date?
You can check online using the case number or the case participant name.  If you can't find the case there, individual court offices can help you.  For help figuring out who to call, visit our Ramsey County page and open the Contact Us tab.

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How do I contact a judge?
Judges' private lines are not published on this site, but you can call the Assignment Division at (651) 266-8303 and ask for the number to the judge's office.  Note: Do not attempt to contact a judge directly about a case he or she is presiding over.  Without the presence of the other party, it is what is called ex-parte communication and is forbidden.

How do I get a transcript of a court proceeding?
You must contact the court reporter directly to order a transcript of your proceedings.  If you do not know the name of the court reporter that was at your hearing contact the Assignment Division Office at (651) 266-8303.  Please note that the retention schedule for courtroom proceedings notes/recordings is 10 years, which means that transcripts for cases older than 10 years will not be available.

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How do I contact a court reporter for a transcript?
Call the Assignment Division Office at (651) 266-8303 and ask for the information.  Be prepared to provide the case number, court hearing date and time, and the presiding judge.

Can I reserve a conference room or presentation equipment for a hearing I have scheduled?
Yes.  Make the arrangements through the office of the judge who will presiding over the hearing.  Available technology may vary with the location of the hearing.  Consult the Courtroom Technology Resources tab on this page to confirm that what you want is available.

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Can I reserve a conference room if there is no hearing scheduled?
No.  Conference rooms (and presentation equipment) are specifically meant for hearings and trials, not depositions or private interviews.


Other Questions

How do I verify that someone is employed by 2nd District Court?
If you are seeking employment verification for purposes of loan or credit approval, you must have the consent of the individual to do so.  Contact Human Resources at 651-266-9266.

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How do I apply for employment? For an internship?
All employment opportunities, including law clerk positions with judges, are handled by the Minnesota Judicial Branch.  Visit their Careers page for more information.

How do I get a judge to perform my marriage?
Consult the Marriage page on this web site.  If you want to know a little bit about the judge before you contact him or her, Judge biographies are available on the Ramsey County District Court web site, but return to the Marriage page for the correct number to call.

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How do I get a marriage license?
Contact the Ramsey County Office of Vital Records.  For instructions, visit the Marriage Licenses page of their web site or call them directly at (651) 266-1333. 

Do you offer tours of the courthouse?
Yes.  Specifically, they are offered by Ramsey County.  For more information, visit the Courthouse Tours page of the Ramsey County Web site.

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Is it possible to view a trial?
Yes, unless it is closed to the public.  If you want to attend a hearing or trial to see how court works, contact the Assignment Division Office at (651) 266-8303 for advice on what sessions are where and what would best meet your interest.