The First Judicial District has 36 judges and more than 250 staff that handle nearly 200,000 cases annually in the counties of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley. The court's mission is "to provide justice through a system that assures equal access for the fair and timely resolution of cases and controversies."
If you are an unrepresented litigant (pro se) or anyone seeking legal information you can access a county webpage to the left and also visit the extensive statewide online Self-Help Center
. The "virtual" center provides access to general legal information, one-on-one help to learn court procedures, online tools for filling out forms, videos on how to represent yourself in court, one-on-one review of completed court forms, and referrals to community resources and legal services.