Our goal here at the Ramsey County Law Library is to connect people with relevant legal information and resources. Whether your are dealing problems like divorce, custody, evictions, debt collection, traffic tickets, or other legal concerns, we are here to assist you! Although, as law librarians, we are not able to provide you with legal advice or representation, we are familiar with the legal resources locally available to Ramsey County residents and can refer you to agencies from whom such assistance may be available. You can reach us in person on the 18th floor of the Ramsey County Court House M-F 8:00am-4:30pm, by phone (651-266-8391), or via email at asklawlibrarian@co.ramsey.mn.us.

However, if you aren’t able to talk with us directly, there are a number of online resources available which you may find helpful. For residents of Ramsey County and Minnesota, more generally, we recommend the following online resources:

Court Help

Get help with your court case, forms, and hearings from the Minnesota Judicial Branch. Check out the “Help Topics” tab to find information, resources and forms specific to your legal needs.

DIY Guides

Use step-by-step guides, form-filling tools, and other resources provided by LawHelpMN. They offer self-help and informational resources in English, EspaƱol, Hmoob, and Somali.

Legal Aid

Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services provides free, high-quality legal help to low-income people in critical civil matters. SMRLS serves people in three regions: southeast Minnesota, southwest Minnesota, and the east metro. All applicants must be screened for eligibility, call 1-877-696-6529, or apply online.

Find a free, local lawyer who can assist you with your situation at the Volunteer Lawyers Network of Minnesota. For Minnesota residents or those with cases venued in Minnesota, please call their intake line at (612) 752-6677 or complete an online intake form to see if you may qualify for their services.

Private Bar

Hire a lawyer by connecting with your local bar association. The Minnesota Bar Association and Ramsey County Bar Association can help you find local, private attorneys who specialize in areas relevant to your situation. Check out their FAQs for tips on when and how to hire an attorney.


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