Referee Openings for Dakota County Conciliation Court


Dakota County is seeking volunteer pro bono attorneys to serve as Conciliation Court Referees.  Conciliation Court, also known as “Small Claims Court,” is a division of District Court and handles money claims of $15,000 or less.  Panel referees preside over remote calendars of approximately 20 cases per half-day session.  View the Qualifications and Responsibilities of Conciliation Court Referees.

A remote training is being provided to interested attorneys on Friday, August 5th from 8:30am-12:00pm.  The training will be provided by Judge Wahi, Court Administration, and Human Resources. 

If you are interested in becoming a Conciliation Court Referee or need additional information, please contact Maria King ( and Becky Schneider (