Filing an Unemployment Appeal
at the Minnesota Court of Appeals
This packet is provided as a general guide to the process of appealing from a final decision by an
Unemployment Law Judge (ULJ) about a claim for unemployment benefits. The final decision
that you can appeal is a ruling on a request for reconsideration.
These instructions explain the steps to start an appeal and answer common questions, but are not
a full guide to the law.
Please read this entire packet carefully. If you do not understand any of the steps or do not know
if these forms are right for your situation, you should speak with an attorney for legal advice. Court
employees are able to give general information about court rules and procedures, but they cannot
give legal advice.
This packet includes:
• Step-by-Step Instructions for Filing an Unemployment Appeal
• Form: Petition for Writ of Certiorari
• Form: Statement of the Case
• Form: Writ of Certiorari
• Form: Certificate of Service by Mail of the Petition, Unsigned Writ,
Statement of the Case, and Unemployment Law Judge’s Decision
• Form: Certificate of Service by Mail of the Issued Writ of Certiorari
• Form: Certificate of Service by Mail of Brief
For Additional Assistance:
Additional helpful materials, including example briefs, can be found on the Minnesota State Law
Library website (https://mn.gov/law-library/).
The State Law Library also hosts an Unemployment Appeal Legal Advice Clinic
(https://mn.gov/law-library/services/clinics/unemploymentclinic.jsp), where you can get free legal
advice about your case from a volunteer attorney or get help filling out forms. To sign up for the
Unemployment Appeal Legal Advice Clinic, call (651) 297-7651.