Publications - Technical Assistance

By improving and creating new legal tools, BWLAP provides attorneys and advocates with an updated source of creative legal options, including technical assistance packets about legal issues affecting battered women in Minnesota and the Minnesota Domestic Abuse Case Summary.

Paid Publications

Title Document Type Year
2012 OFP/HRO Summary Handbook Orders for Protection 2012

A Summary of Published and Unpublished Minnesota Decisions Interpreting the Domestic Abuse Act – Minn. Stat. § 518B.01 and Harassment Restraining Orders – Minn. Stat. § 609.748

Free Publications

Title Document Type Year
Federal Law: Firearms & Ammunition Prohibitions Criminal Law 2009

This technical assistance packet includes information about federal firearm prohibition laws.

State Firearm Possession Prohibitions Criminal Law 2009

This technical assistance packet includes information on Minnesota state firearm laws which determine who is allowed to possess a firearm.

How to Become a Notary Public Misc. Court Information 2009

This technical assistance packet will provide you with the requirements for how to become a notary, the responsibilities of a notary, and notary commission application materials.

Removal of a Judge Navigating The Court System 2009

This technical assistance packet includes information on Minnesota court rules regarding removing a judge in criminal, civil and juvenile matters.

Last Will and Testaments Misc. Court Information 2007

This technical assistance packet addresses issues of how to write a legally binding will. It is meant to help identify the requirements needed for proper execution of the will. This packet gives an overview of the terms, requirements and options in a will’s drafting.

Criminal Sentencing Options Criminal Law 2005

This packet explains the various sentencing options, defines sentencing terms and gives information on the felony sentencing guidelines.

Filing a Motion Family Law 2005

This technical assistance packet describes how to file a written motion. It also provides tips to prepare for the hearing.

Expunging Your Eviction Case Housing Law 2005

This technical assistance packet describes some actions a tenant can take to either explain or expunge her eviction case from her record.

Filing Complaints Against Judges Navigating The Court System 2005

This technical assistance packet addresses the problem of how and when to file a complaint against a judge.

Hiring and Working with an Attorney Navigating The Court System 2005

This packet addresses how to hire and work with an attorney. This packet gives an overview of conduct that may be considered attorney misconduct and the complaint process. It also includes the address and phone numbers for the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility, and important rules from the Rules of Professional Conduct that explain proper attorney conduct.

Pro Se Appeals Navigating The Court System 2005

This technical assistance packet summarizes the detailed process of filing an appeal of a district court’s decision. It provides general information, the steps that must be taken to file an appeal, and the deadlines for each of the steps.

Orders for Protection: Finding Personal Jurisdiction Over Out of State Batterers Orders for Protection 2003

This technical assistance packet explains the legal concept of personal jurisdiction as it relates to obtaining Orders for Protection in the state of Minnesota

Extraordinary Writs Navigating The Court System 2001

This technical assistance packet explains circumstances when extraordinary writs may be used to get around the lengthy appeals process when that process will not provide an adequate remedy, explains the process for obtaining writs of prohibition or writs of mandamus.

Using an Interpreter in Court Navigating The Court System 2001

This technical assistance packet includes problems often encountered with court interpreters as well as the interpreter’s code of responsibility.

Orders for Protection: Methods of Service Orders for Protection 1998

This Technical Assistance Packet examines the service requirements for OFPs and gives practical suggestions for addressing this issue.

Orders for Protections Without a Hearing Orders for Protection 1996

The current law eliminates the need for a hearing in some order for protection cases, and battered women have a choice about whether to ask for a hearing when filing an order for protection.

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