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 Law Library Overview


The Carver County Law Library is staffed by a trained law librarian. You may call 952-361-1564, email Fotolia_3632868_XS.jpg, or visit the Law Library M-F, 8 am - 4:30.  The law library is located on the lower level of the Carver County Government Center, Judicial Building.
Law Library Services
Full listing of the Law Library services and offerings.
Upcoming legal advice clinics, law-related courses for the public, continuing legal education for lawyers, and information about the Law Library Book Club.
A compilation of professional, authentic resources for legal research.
For lawyers: view upcoming courses and earn credits.
Help Finding a Lawyer
Find a list of metro-area resources to assist in finding an attorney including free providers of legal services and legal clinics.


Calendar of Free Legal Advice Clinics sponsored by county law libraries in the metro area.  RSS Feed

Free Family Law Phone Advice from the Volunteer Lawyers Network.
The Volunteer Lawyers Network offers an opportunity for financially eligible clients to speak over the phone with an experienced family law attorney for a 20 minute legal consultation. Attorneys are available to assist qualifying individuals residing or having a case in Hennepin, Scott or Carver counties.

VLN Free Help with Answering a Summons and Complaint
Phone advice for help with answering a Civil Summons and Complaint.  Must meet eligibility guidelines.
Are you representing yourself in a legal matter such as divorce; modifying child support, child custody, or parenting time; criminal expungement; name change, or a conciliation court matter? Visit the Minnesota Court Forms page to access Minnesota court forms packets which include instructions and all the required court forms.
A Self-Help computer and phone are available in the Carver County Law Library. Print court forms, get court information, and visit links to other legal resources.
Get help by email or phone. Use the Self-help Center Contact Us Form to send a question at any time.

Call the Self-Help Center with questions about court forms, procedures and legal resources by using the Self-help phone at the Carver County Law Library, or by calling the Self-help Call Center at 651-259-3888. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30a - 3:00p (closed legal holidays)
Representing yourself in a divorce? Try I-CAN! Minnesota I-CAN! is a free court forms service. I-CAN! asks you questions and saves your answers. When you finish all of the questions, I-CAN! puts your answers in the forms and prints them, along with instructions on how to start your case and calculate child support. I-CAN now includes divorce with and without minor children and fee waiver forms for any type of civil case.
Helping low-income Minnesotans solve civil legal matters.  Find answers to legal questions, legal aid offices and

Help finding a lawyer
Find a list of metro-area resources to assist in finding an attorney including free providers of legal services and legal clinics.

Minnesota District Courts offer an online case inquiry tool for statewide electronic case records. This is a public-view version of the Minnesota Court Information System (MNCIS), the computerized case management system used by Minnesota District Courts to track and manage cases. The search results display case information for public viewing, including register of actions, calendars, judgments, and criminal and civil orders and notices prepared by the court. Please note: Courthouse public access terminals provide the most complete access to electronic district court case records.

Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension Public Record Search
This website contains public data maintained by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. Data on criminal convictions is public for 15 years following the completion of the sentence. Public information includes: offense, court of conviction, date of the conviction and sentence information. Information not available on this website includes: arrest data, juvenile data, criminal history data from other states, federal data, data on convictions where 15 years or more have elapsed since the completion of the sentence, and other data deemed private or confidential.

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) - Federal Court Records
PACER is an electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case Index. Electronic access is available by registering with the PACER Service Center, the judiciary's centralized registration, billing, and technical support center.

Important Note:  Carver County Library is not responsible for the content or accuracy of the information provided on external websites. The inclusion of a link does not constitute an endorsement by the library of that website.