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Legal Topics: Court System

Resources:

  • About the Courts, from the Minnesota Judiciary.
  • I'll See You in Court: A Consumer Guide to the Minnesota Judicial Branch , from the Minnesota Judiciary.
  • The Minnesota Court of Appeals, History, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Minnesota State Court System - Opinions and Orders, from the Minnesota State Law Library.
  • Minnesota District Courts, from the Minnesota Judiciary.
  • Going to Court in Minnesota, from the Minnesota Judiciary, is "a half-hour video designed to help immigrants, refugees, and others better understand the Minnesota court system and be prepared to go to court. It is provided in four languages: English, Hmong, Somali, and Spanish. The program features judges, court employees, and community advocates explaining various aspects of the judicial process and cultural differences in their respective languages."
  • About the Supreme Court, from the United States Supreme Court.
  • A Brief Overview of the Supreme Court, from the United States Supreme Court.
  • Federal Courts, from the United States Courts.
  • Structure of the Federal Courts, from the United States Courts.
  • Comparing Federal and State Courts, from the United States Courts.
  • The Difference Between Federal and State Courts, from the United States Courts.
  • Why Two Court Systems?, from the United States Courts.
  • Information on how to find court decisions and records can be found in the Skills Center.


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