Minnesota's state court system is organized into 3 levels:
Total of 257 judges serve in Trial Courts in Minnesota's 87 counties. The Trial Courts are organized into 10 Judicial Districts for administrative purposes. Most court cases begin here.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals reconsiders decisions of the Trial Courts if 1 of the parties is unhappy with the result and files an appeal. The 16 Court of Appeals judges divide into 3 judge panels to hear cases.
Minnesota Court of Appeals 305 Minnesota Judicial Center 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard St. Paul, MN 55155-6102 Phone: 651-297-1000 Website
Minnesota Supreme Court
The highest State Court, this court of 7 judges, who are called justices, hear appeals from the:
All 1st degree murder convictions are reviewed by the Minnesota Supreme Court
Court of Appeals
Disputes about legislative elections also go directly to the Supreme Court
Workers' Compensation Court
Minnesota Supreme Court 305 Minnesota Judicial Center 25 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard St. Paul, MN 55155-6102 Phone: 651-297-1000 Website