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Appeals Self-Help Clinic

Please note: In-person appointments are not an option during this time.  Telephone appointments may be requested using the link below: 

Request an Appointment  

  • Telephone clinic. This telephone clinic is once per month (on the 3rd Thursday* - 1:30 pm-4:30 pm). The phone clinic involves a 30-minute consultation with an attorney over the phone. The attorney will call the clinic customer at a set time. 
  • Am I eligible to attend this clinic? 
    • You must have a case that is appealable to the Minnesota Court of Appeals or Minnesota Supreme Court to attend the clinic. For information about appealable orders and judgments, see the Minnesota Rules of Civil Appellate Procedure and our Appeals Guide
    • You may not attend this clinic if you are already represented by a lawyer. 
    • There is no income qualification required for attendance.
    • New clinic customers will have priority over those who have previously attended the clinic.
  • About this clinic
    • This is a brief advice clinic for people who are representing themselves in appeals to the Minnesota Court of Appeals or Minnesota Supreme Court.
    • The clinic attorney is not obligated to represent you in your case. You remain responsible for all aspects of your legal matter.
  • Request an appointment using the link above. Law library staff will review your request to determine if you are eligible for the clinic. 
  • IMPORTANT: Attending the clinic does not extend your time to appeal.

Appeals Clinic Handout (pdf)

Appeals Legal Topic Page

Appeals Clinic Waiver

For more information: 651-297-7651 or email.

This clinic is a joint initiative of the Appellate Practice Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Minnesota State Law Library. Clinic attorneys are volunteers and are not endorsed or approved by the Minnesota Judicial Branch.

*Clinic dates may vary due to holidays.

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