Mandatory Review of Documents

The Becker County Law Library has established a Self-Help Clinic to assist people without lawyers. It is staffed by an individual with legal knowledge. The Self-Help Clinic is available in the Becker County Law Library located in the basement of the older part of the Becker County Courthouse. The office is staffed each Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

By Order of the Becker County District Court, when a party is not represented by an attorney, certain documents must be reviewed by a staff member of the Self-Help Clinic before filing them with the court. The types of documents that must be reviewed before filing are as follows:

  • All Family Law Matters, excluding those brought in the expedited process

Therefore, if you wish to file a document listed above, you must first have it reviewed in the Self-Help Clinic. After review, the staff person will certify that the document has been reviewed and at that point, you may file it with the court.