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Litigation & ADR - Poverty Law

In Forma Pauperis

Resources in this category:
   Minnesota Court Forms: Fee Waiver - In Forma Pauperis Forms (Minnesota Court System)
   Minnesota Statutes Chapter 563: Proceeding in Forma Pauperis in Civil Actions & Appeals and in Inmate Litigation; Defendant's Right to Attorneys' Fees, Deferral of Filing Fees in Inmate Litigation (Minnesota Revisor of Statutes)
Minn. Stat. § 563.01, subd. 3 provides in part: "Any court of the state of Minnesota or any political subdivision thereof may authorize the commencement or defense of any civil action, or appeal therein, without prepayment of fees, costs and security for costs by a natural person who makes affidavit stating (a) the nature of the action, defense or appeal, (b) a belief that affiant is entitled to redress, and (c) that affiant is financially unable to pay the fees, costs and security for costs."
   Qualifying for In Forma Pauperis Status in Legal Proceedings (May 1, 2001) (Battered Women's Legal Advocacy Project)
   Guide for Prospective Indigent Petitioners for Writs of Certiorari (October 1, 2011) (U.S. Supreme Court)
"These instructions and forms are designed to assist petitioners who are proceeding in forma pauperis and without the assistance of counsel."

Forms included: motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, affidavit or declaration in support of motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis, petition for writ of certiorari, proof of service.

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