Appellate Roles

Please refer to the table below for information on appellate roles as they relate to filing types.

When filing a:

Appellate roles are as follows:

Petition for Writ of Certiorari

Relator is the initiating party (party filing the appeal) to the appellate case, opposing parties to the case are Respondents.

Petition for Discretionary Review, Petition for Writ of Mandamus, Petition for Writ of Prohibition, Petition for Disciplinary Action, Motion for Consolidation under Rule 113.03 (Interdistrict Assignment), Petition for Review of BLE Decision, Petition for (Attorney) Reinstatement, Election Contest, Administrative Rule Declaratory Judgment

Petitioner is the initiating party and opposing parties to the appellate case are Respondents.

Notice of Appeal

Appellant is the initiating party and opposing parties to the appellate case are Respondents.

Certified Question (MN Court) – Civil (filed as a notice of appeal)

Appellant is the initiating party and opposing parties to the appellate case are Respondents.

Certified Question (MN Court) – Criminal (initiated by the district court with the filing of the order certifying the question)

Parties retain their district court party designations of Plaintiff and Defendant.

Certified Question (Foreign Court) (initiated by a foreign court filing an order certifying the question to the MN Supreme Court)

Parties retain their foreign court party designations.

Juvenile Delinquency – Certified Question

Parties retain their district court designations.