The Carver County Law Library is staffed by a trained law librarian.
You may call 952-361-1564, email
, 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.
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.
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
for help with answering a Civil Summons and Complaint. Must meet
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
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
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
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
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
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