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2016 Pro Bono Awards:
Nominations Due December 1

The HCBA gives three pro bono awards each year to recognize individuals for their commitment to legal services. The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an attorney for career-long work on behalf of the community. The two Excellence Awards recognize current or recent excellence in service by one attorney from the private sector and one attorney from the public sector.  Nominations for the 2016 awards are due by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 1, 2015. 
View nomination form and past recipients >>

The Impact of Law School Debt on
New Lawyers

This year, the HCBA New Lawyers Section is exploring the impact that law school student loan debt has on new attorneys--both personally and professionally.  The Section has released a video about their findings and this important issue, and created a resource sheet about student loan debt.

Find out more and see the video here >>

Meet Your President:
Kim Lowe, 2015-16 HCBA President

Kimberly Lowe became the 97th president of the Hennepin County Bar Association on July 1. Lowe is a shareholder at Fredrikson & Byron where she chairs the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations practice group and co-chairs the Start-Up and Rapid Growth Enterprises practice group.  Read More >>

1L Minority Clerkship Program:
Apply by December 11

More information and application form >> 

Apply Now for Hennepin County Bar Foundation Grants:
Requests Due Jan. 15

The Hennepin County Bar Foundation (HCBF) provides more than $100,000 in grants each year to local legal services organizations that serve our community.  HCBF-supported agencies and programs are doing work that matters -- serving individuals in need, furthering the ideals of the legal profession, and promoting equal access to justice.  2016 grant applications are due by 4:30 p.m. on January 15, 2016.
View grant guidelines and application >>

The Hennepin Lawyer:
November/December 2015 Issue


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