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Self-Help Links

You may wish to visit HCLL in person, as we have a lot of information that is unavailable on the Internet. See "What's in the Library" for more information.

Self Help Centers (Hennepin County) - provides walk-in services for self-represented parties.  Web site includes information about court forms, court procedures, and legal resources.

LawHelpMN.org - a free website made for low-income Minnesotans who need help with civil legal problems. Information is organized by topic, including: Consumer, Family and Juvenile, Housing, Immigration, Public Benefits, Seniors, and Work.

Pro Se Civil Guidebook (Federal Court) - explains many of the procedures for representing yourself, and contains the forms most commonly used by civil pro se litigants.

Annulment -- voidable marriages

Appeals -- how to

Birth & Death Certificates -- how to get

Business Forms -- for starting a business

Cars -- Lemon Law, Warranties, etc.

Child Custody -- forms & instructions

Child Support -- forms & instructions

Court Information -- pamphlet information

Court Records -- how to get

Criminal Law -- fines, sentencing guidelines, statutes of limitations

Criminal Records -- how to find

Divorce (Marital Dissolution) -- basic instructions & forms

Domestic Abuse & Harassment -- guides & forms for getting an Order for Protection

Expungement -- sealing a criminal record

Forfeiture & Impoundment -- information & forms for ju­di­cial review

Health Care Directive -- Living Will sample forms

Home Buying & Selling -- forms and handbooks

In Forma Pauperis -- court fee waiver forms and instructions

Landlord & Tenant -- rights and responsibilities

Legal Terminology -- what legal terms mean

Marriage Records & Divorce Decrees -- how to get

Name Change Forms -- includes instructions

Parenting Time (Visitation) -- how to establish & change

Power of Attorney Short Form

Probate -- information & forms

Property Tax Information -- how to find

Statutes of Limitation -- civil & criminal

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