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Seeking Nominations for 2017 Diversity Awards

These annual awards highlight individuals and firms making a significant contribution to the profession.. Awards will be presented at the HCBA Annual Meeting on June 1. The awards panels welcome nominations for the following:

Diversity Awards:  Recognizing the substantial and long-term contributions of legal employers, attorneys, and non-attorneys to the furtherance of diversity and inclusion, civil rights, civil liberties, or human rights in the legal profession. Nominations due March 31.
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Meet Your President:
Paul Floyd, 2016-17 HCBA President

Paul Floyd is the the 98th president of the Hennepin County Bar Association. Floyd is a founding partner at Wallen-Friedman & Floyd where he practices in corporate and business-related matters, including law firm succession and compensation issues. 
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Bar Memorial: April 27

Each spring, the HCBA remembers, honors, and celebrates the lives of members of the profession who passed away during the previous year.  This is a special opportunity for all of us to join with those who have recently lost a family member or colleague.
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Apply for Bar Leadership Positions

HCBA members are encouraged to apply for open officer, board of director, and other leadership positions for the coming bar year, which begins on July 1. Application deadline: April 7, 2017.
Open positions include:

  • HCBA Secretary (track position, serves as President in 2020)
  • At-large Directors on the HCBA Board
  • At-large Finance & Planning Committee Members
  • MSBA Council Representatives and Assembly Delegates
  • ABA Delegate
  • Hennepin County Law Library Board Member
  • Central MN Legal Services Board Members

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The Hennepin Lawyer:
View March/April 2017 Issue

  • On the Cover: Pro Bono Publico Awardees
  • Inside View: Being Real
  • Three Legs of Our Bar Stool: Professionalism, Member Value, Justice
  • Executive Expression: Community Assets
  • Ask-A-Lawyer: What's the most important factor in choosing where to have an office?
  • Real Property For Bankruptcy Attorneys
  • Real Property For Estate Planning Attorneys 
  • Real Property For Family Law Attorneys
  • Nowhere to Go but Up: Drafting a Vertical Registered Land Survey
  • How to Break Into Real Property Law
  • Title Insurance Companies: Your Real Estate Ally
  • Practice Pointers: When Not to Use Email
  • New to the Bench: Hon. Michael Burns
  • Facing your Fears: Two Judges Discuss their Sobriety
  • 10 Things I like About Being an Energy Lawyer
  • HCBF Grantee Spotlight: Standpoint
  • My Viewpoint: Sandra Feist

 

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