Introduction to the Minnesota Judiciary

Lesson Duration

Authors:   Rich Rosiviach, Jude Hogeboam, and members of the Minnesota State Bar Association Civic Education Committee

This introduction to the judiciary in Minnesota includes a handout of background information for students to study and a handout of questions to stimulate discussion and increase their understanding of the materials.


  • Students will be able to identify the major functions of the judicial branch and explain how its members are selected.



The Minnesota State Bar Association Civic Education Matters Lesson Bank contains age appropriate lessons plans created or modified by the Civic Education Committee.